Linda Beigel Schulman, the mom of a sufferer of 2018’s Parkland college taking pictures, lambasted Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) after talking along with her this weekend, saying the lawmaker refused to publicly disavow her controversial social media exercise supporting claims the assault was a false flag “because lies and conspiracy theories are more important to her than honesty.”
Schulman — whose son, trainer Scott Beigel, was killed within the Parkland assault — made the feedback on MSNBC on Sunday, referencing media reports that Greene had agreed with social media exchanges calling the Parkland assault and the Sandy Hook bloodbath false flags, or staged occasions. The claims are obviously false however have continued to feed conspiracy idea networks for years.
Schulman stated she spoke with Greene personally on Saturday, and when pressed about her views, the lawmaker “unequivocally” stated she didn’t consider the shootings have been false flags or staged. But when Schulman requested Greene to look on tv to share these views, the congresswoman demurred.
“Did I believe Congresswoman Greene when she said Parkland and Sandy Hook were not false flags or staged events? Well, I very much wanted to,” Schulman stated on “Weekends with Alex Witt.” She added: “Truth is power, and if Congresswoman Greene believes that Parkland and Sandy Hook were, in fact real events, she would be willing to say that publicly. And her failure tells me that for Congresswoman Greene, politics trumps truth, because lies and conspiracy theories are more important to her than honesty.”
Greene has confronted rising criticism for her views and historical past on social media. The lawmaker, who has expressed help for QAnon and a bevy of different wild conspiracy theories, has rebuffed calls she resign, as an alternative claiming she is being muzzled.
Many of the mother and father of youngsters killed within the Parkland taking pictures have known as on Greene to resign in current days. Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter died within the assault, stated final week the lawmaker was a “depraved person who ran for Congress on a lie.”
“She has called Parkland a lie, Sandy Hook a lie, Las Vegas a lie and 9/11 a lie,” Guttenberg stated on MSNBC. He later referenced a video of Greene harassing David Hogg, a survivor of the assault and gun management advocate, in 2018, simply weeks after the taking pictures. “And when you watch the video of her chasing David [Hogg] and the other kids down … she’s chasing children, and not only is she harassing them, she’s telling them outright that ‘I have a gun.’”
Hogg himself has known as on Greene to be stripped of her committee assignments and for Republican management to drag their help ought to she run for reelection.
Schulman careworn Sunday that Greene ought to publicly disavow her remarks.
“She has no right to negate Scott’s heroism,” Schulman stated. “She has no right to demean Scott’s memory with her conspiracy theories. So I would like Congresswoman Greene, especially after our conversation. to publicly disavow her comments and apologize to those from Parkland and Sandy Hook who she has hurt and devastated with her words.”
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