Appearing on MSNBC’s ” The Sunday Show” with host Jonathan Capehart, David Hogg — a survivor of the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead and 17 injured — expressed his disgust with Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for handling controversial Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene with kid gloves after she threatened her colleagues.
After showing a clip of the now-congresswoman stalking Hogg in Washington D.C. before she ran for office, the MSNBC host asked what Hohh what he thinks of her now being a member of the House.
“You are a survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,” Capehart began. “You’ve been a passionate and forceful spokesperson and advocate for yourself, your classmates, your generation. Personally speaking, it’s an honor to meet you and to talk to you. We’ve seen the video of Marjorie Taylor Greene before she became a member of Congress stalking you as you were making your way around the Capitol Hill complex. Was that the one and only time you had encountered her before she became a member of Congress?”
“I’m not sure'” Hogg replied. “I believe there may have been other times, for example, a time in Georgia. I don’t know if it was her or possibly Lauren [Boebert]– Marge’s evil twin as I’ll call them — the other person that’s been elected to Congress that threw a hissy fit about us being able to bring a gun into the Capitol.”
Hogg added that he thinks Taylor Greene is a “conspiratorial anti-Semite.”
“Now that she’s a member of Congress, one, I just want to get your overall reaction from you,” the MSNBC host asked. “Seeing the video being aired, what that does to you, what that means to you in terms of being a survivor and then what it says about where Congress is and where our country is just in terms of tone and tenor, but also in terms of doing something about mass shootings in this country.”
“It’s horrifying” his guest replied. “It’s absolutely horrifying that, one, that she’s on the Education Committee, that she’s been rewarded for her behavior by Minority Leader McCarthy. it also says a lot about where our country is. We have a sitting congresswoman who has threatened to assassinate Speaker Nancy Pelosi. I can’t name another job — any job where someone would still either get hired or still have their job after threatening to assassinate their boss and having the gun to do it and then demanding they be allowed to bring in the gun into Congress.”
“What really concerns me, Jonathan, is that in the United States there is a history of elected officials murdering other elected officials and assassinating them,” he added. “It’s not like there’s no precedent here, this has happened before. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy needs to act before something horrible happens. She’s threatened to assassinate lawmakers and has the gun to do it. We need Kevin McCarthy to act before it’s too late. It’s just truly horrifying.”
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