Marjorie Taylor Greene says Parkland survivor David Miles Hogg was 'trained like a dog' in resurfaced interview
She added that the young activist, who survived the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, 'only talks when he’s scripted'
An old interview of Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has resurfaced in which she had attacked gun control activist David Miles Hogg. The Sun reported that Greene compared Hogg to a “trained dog”. The Republican representative’s interview reportedly happened in 2019 with then-Georgia Gun Owners executive director Patrick Parsons, and at the time, she claimed that she trailed Hogg around Capitol Hill. “So he is very trained, he's like a dog, he's completely trained,” Greene said of the 20-year-old, who survived the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018. Greene also told Parsons that Hogg “only talks when he’s scripted.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene talks to a podcaster about David Hogg saying, “He’s like a dog. He’s completely trained.”— ✨TheStarsAtNight ✨ (@Star5AtNight) February 3, 2021
Interview dated April 17, 2019. pic.twitter.com/m69ge0rnr8
According to reports, during that interview, Greene was referring to a video in which she followed the young activist while labeling him as a “coward”. At the time, the 46-year-old also questioned Hogg if he had any idea that his pupils at the Parkland school would have died if the guards were not carrying guns. Greene then told Parsons, who is now her chief of staff, that Hogg was manipulating his female followers. “Here they are, they are so naive and they are being so brainwashed into fighting to take away something that protects them as women. “I was heartbroken, literally heartbroken. I'm so thankful for my Second Amendment rights,” she said, referring to guns.
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The Georgia representative stated that women were “fighting to get rid of the right to protect themselves from getting raped.” “I'm looking at this idiot, David Hogg, leading these girls who are clueless, absolutely clueless, into giving up the greatest thing that protects them,” Greene added.
This comes after Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Greene got involved in a Twitter fight as two sides of the GOP emerged following the departure of Donald Trump from the White House. The war of words between the two ensued when the pro-Donald Trump Congresswoman claimed on Twitter that she had a call with Trump and in response, Romney slammed her for supporting the baseless and fraudulent claim that the former President won the 2020 presidential election and not President Joe Biden.
Greene had tweeted, “I had a GREAT call with my all-time favorite POTUS, President Trump! I’m so grateful for his support and more importantly, the people of this country are absolutely 100% loyal to him because he is 100% loyal to the people and America First. You can never beat him because We The People have his back. The bloodthirsty media and the socialists hate America Democrats are attacking me now just like they always attack President Trump. I can promise you this...". She added, “I won’t back down. I’ll never apologize. And I’ll always keep fighting for the people. For me, it’s America First!!! Any elected politician that isn’t putting America First doesn’t deserve their position or the people’s trust."
Romney then wrote, “Lies of a feather flock together: Marjorie Taylor Greene’s nonsense and the ‘big lie’ of a stolen election." Greene could not control herself after that and responded back, saying: “‘Republican' Senator Mitt Romney obviously cares nothing about the people’s number one concern. Please grow a pair or a spine."