Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) railed against masking children just days after a 5-year-old boy from her congressional district died from a coronavirus-related stroke.
The Georgia Republican laughed Tuesday when a reporter asked about the possibility of children dying from COVID-19, as a boy did last week in her deeply conservative and vaccine-resistant district, and she followed up that widely criticized response by attacking masks for kids.
"STOP MASKING CHILDREN!!!" the congresswoman tweeted.
Other social media users were appalled.
@mtgreenee Did you ever send your thoughts and prayers to the family of that sweet little 5 yr old that died due to… https://t.co/CACWbPCbdT— Katie Jenson (@Katie Jenson) 1626958757.0
@mtgreenee Mine are vaccinated, so I don’t. Were they younger, I would, Because I’m not an idiot.— The Nicest Boy on this Website and App (@The Nicest Boy on this Website and App) 1626958282.0
@mtgreenee Do not ever follow her advice. She has no medical knowledge or understanding. It’s infuriating that sh… https://t.co/vjO0X5YlfC— Mom🌐 (@Mom🌐) 1626964454.0
@mtgreenee Covid cases have tripled in the last 2 weeks. Over 97% of deaths are unvaccinated. A spike of cases in c… https://t.co/LW6j6B29xm— Chui Bluengold (@Chui Bluengold) 1626959025.0
@mtgreenee What is your endgame? What is the approximate number of deaths needed to put the brakes on your destruct… https://t.co/o2innGOnlt— Dr. Rob Davidson #GetVaccinated (@Dr. Rob Davidson #GetVaccinated) 1626964434.0
@mtgreenee Reporting for misinformation and encouraging harm— RageKitty in 280 (Vax'd & Masked) (@RageKitty in 280 (Vax'd & Masked)) 1626959442.0
@mtgreenee Well. That 12 hour #TwitterBan really made you rethink things, didn't it? @jack please reconsider letti… https://t.co/meJA6U62ll— k1~Hospital MD who believes in SCIENCE #Vaccinate! (@k1~Hospital MD who believes in SCIENCE #Vaccinate!) 1626964451.0
@mtgreenee Why do you want everyone to die? Either by illness or gun violence, you want us all dead. That 5yo that… https://t.co/UiNK0ftc2g— bossy, they call me (@bossy, they call me) 1626963446.0