Florida Rep. Ted Deutch (D) is openly calling for the silencing, de-platforming, and of Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R), who he says “attacked brave student leaders fighting for their lives” and for denying the Parkland School shooting.
Rep. Deutch’s call for Rep. Green’s silencing and removal from Congress is considered to a complete affront to Greene’s First Amendment right, regardless of her views regarding guns and gun violence.
“Rep. Greene denied the school shooting in Parkland & insulted the memory of the 17 murdered. She attacked brave student leaders fighting for their lives,” tweeted Deutch. “She shouldn’t have a public platform to further spread dangerous lies. Not on a House Committee. Not as a Member of Congress.”
The “attack” against “student leaders” Deutch is referring to video footage of Greene following David Hogg from the Russell Senate Office building to the Capitol, where she can be seen and heard asking him why he supported “red flag laws” and if he would defend his stance on the issue.
It’s so frustrating that we have people like @mtgreenee in Congress that would rather spread conspiracies about mass shootings than confront the reality people are dying everyday from gun violence.
I just want to do the work and help end gun violence.
— David Hogg (He / Him) (@davidhogg111) January 27, 2021
While Greene has made some questionable conspiratorial-sounding comments in the past about the school shootings in Parkland and Sandy Hook, Green and her supporters will argue that her First Amendment right allows her to say whatever she feels like saying.
“David why are you supporting the red flag laws ?” said Greene. “If Scott Peterson the resource officer at Parkland had done his job then Nikolas Cruz would've killed anybody in your high school, or at least protected them. Why are you supporting red flag gun laws that attack our Second Amendment rights?”
Greene went on to question Hogg that “if school zone were protected by security guards with guns, there would be no mass shootings at schools?”
In addition, Greene accused Hogg of taking funding for his organization from liberal groups and Progressive billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
Rep. Greene denied the school shooting in Parkland & insulted the memory of the 17 murdered. She attacked brave student leaders fighting for their lives.
She shouldn’t have a public platform to further spread dangerous lies.
Not on a House Committee.
Not as a Member of Congress.
— Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) January 28, 2021