It has been almost three years since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but now it's a different "Marjorie" who is a threat: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, the newly elected Republican from Georgia.
Since taking office, it was revealed that she chased Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg as he lobbied Capitol Hill for action to ban dangerous weapons. She denies that both the Parkland and Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings ever took place. She has also said that Sept. 11 was an inside job and that Hillary Clinton is murdering children to wear their faces.
Politico reported Wednesday that at least one Parkland parent is ready to ensure Greene confronts "her lies."
Parkland dad Fred Guttenberg lost his teenage daughter in the attack, he was the one who reposted the video of Greene coming after Hogg. As of writing, the video has 6 million views.
.@mtgreenee, is this you harassing @davidhogg111 weeks after the Parkland shooting, that my daughter was killed in… https://t.co/WzP4WCaJM3— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg)1611753995.0
"She is going to confront her lies," he told Politico. "She is a fraud. She has no place being the halls of Congress. I do intend to bring her evidence of my daughter's murder."
He's vowing to meet up Greene at some point to show her proof that his daughter Jamie was killed in the shooting.
Greene chases Hogg down the street in the video asking why he supports "red flag laws," which allow judges to take away weapons from someone deemed a violent threat to themselves or others. Republican former Gov. Rick Scott signed the measure into law in Florida after the shooting.
Hogg noted on Twitter that Greene's attacks are really just 1/10 of the 1 percent of harassment that those advocating for control of weapons face daily.
"You think we want to be doing this? @mtgreenee. F*ck no — I'd much rather be able to be a college student but I & others can't & you know why? Bc corrupt politicians like you have made it so it's on the survivors of Gun violence to end gun violence bc you can't do your damn job."
Alaina Petty's dad Ryan also said that when someone in such a position calls the attacks "false flags" it's "cruel and hurtful to the families that have suffered the real loss of a loved one." When Infowars founder Alex Jones began conspiracy theories about Sandy Hook being a lie the attacks on the families were so substantial that some had to move for their own safety. They've since sued and won, proving that for some actions do have consequences. It's unclear if Greene's lies will reach that same level.
Both Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) have been completely silent on the issue, refusing to condemn Greene or refute her lies about Parkland.
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) has, however. On Wednesday, he rushed to Twitter to tell the survivors to come to Washington and force the GOP to respond.
I saw the pain this tragedy brought & the trauma that continues even today in our community. I encouraged the surv… https://t.co/8LTNkF7zgR— Rep. Ted Deutch (@Rep. Ted Deutch)1611780378.0