GOP's Greene defends threatening Parkland teen during contentious press briefing: 'David Hogg was an adult!'
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) defended her harassment of a Parkland massacre survivor but refused to answer questions about her apparent support for the execution of House Speaker Nancy Pelsoi (D-CA).

The newly elected Georgia Republican held a nearly 25-minute news conference Friday morning, after the Democratic majority voted to remove her from committee assignments over her past actions and statements, and she was unapologetic about following Florida teen David Hogg and reminding the school shooting survivor that she was carrying a gun -- which he perceived as a threat.

"David Hogg was an adult when I talked to him," Greene said. "I don't think any of you realize that. David Hogg was working with the organization that was going around working hard for strict gun-control laws. I'm very opposed to those policies, and so being in the same situation as David Hogg, my voice matters, too. No, I'm not sorry for telling him he shouldn't push for gun control. What we need to do is we need to protect our children -- I think you're expecting -- we should protect our children and your baby, as well, with good guys with guns and not allow them be sitting there [as] sitting ducks."

Another reporter asked Greene about her liking a Facebook comment advocating a "bullet to the head" to remove Pelosi as House speaker, and the lawmaker compared herself to former president Donald Trump.

"This reminds me of when you guys would ask President Trump, 'President Trump do you denounce white supremacy,' and he would say, 'I did denounce it,' and then you would ask him again and he would have to say, 'I denounce it,'" Greene said. "I have said it. You know, here is the thing, when you want to keep telling the same story over and over but you don't want to tell the truth, that's your problem. That is how we end press conferences."


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