<p> Barden and Hockley went on to praise “people like Rep. Jahana Hayes who understand that hateful conspiracy theories and suggestions that our children’s violent deaths never happened have no place in our society, much less the United States Congress.”
</p><p> On Thursday, Hayes (D-Conn.)—who represents Newtown, Connecticut, the home of Sandy Hook Elementary—began circulating a letter demanding that the House Republican leadership reverse its elevation of Greene to a seat on the education panel, a decision that the Democratic chairman of the committee <a href=”https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/28/appalling-dems-incensed-gop-appoints-marjorie-taylor-greene-sandy-hook-massacre” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>denounced</a> in a rare rebuke of a minority party appointment.
</p><div class=”twitter-tweet twitter-tweet-rendered” style=”display: flex; max-width: 550px; width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;”><iframe allowfullscreen=”true” allowtransparency=”true” class=”” data-tweet-id=”1354925273809113089″ frameborder=”0″ id=”twitter-widget-0″ scrolling=”no” src=”https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1354925273809113089&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rawstory.com%2Fr%2Fentryeditor%2F2650177205%23publish&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px” style=”position: static; visibility: visible; width: 551px; height: 363px; display: block; flex-grow: 1;” title=”Twitter Tweet”></iframe></div><p>”Giving Representative Greene the platform to spread dangerous dogma only rewards and normalizes this abhorrent behavior, places already vulnerable groups in danger, and further traumatizes survivors,” the letter reads. “As leaders of this country, this body, and Republicans in Congress, we call on you to denounce the deplorable actions, statements, and pattern of behavior Representative Greene has demonstrated and underscore that such appalling behavior is unacceptable in the United States House of Representatives and the country as a whole.”</p><p>Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.), a member of the Education Committee, was among the lawmakers who quickly <a href=”https://twitter.com/RepMarkTakano/status/1354837662109208576″ rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>backed</a> Hayes’ letter and demanded that Greene be stripped of the committee assignment.</p><p>”Conspiracy theorists who deny that deadly school shootings ever happened do not belong on the Education and Labor Committee,” said Takano.</p> <script async=”” charset=”utf-8″ src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”></script>
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