Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene made headlines again on Wednesday after confronting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, prompting David Hogg, who has also been targeted by the Congresswoman, to speak out against her.
According to Washington Post reporters who witnessed the exchange firsthand, after Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, left a meeting in the House chamber, Greene approached her directly by shouting and asking why she supported “terrorist” groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter.
“You don’t care about the American people,” Greene shouted. “Why do you support terrorists and Antifa?”
When Hogg, a gun control activist, and Parkland school shooting survivor, learned of the incident, he voiced his displeasure with the Representative, who had previously publicly him when he was just a teen. Greene called him a “coward” and “#littleHitler.”
Hogg tweeted, “MTG absolutely should not have access to guns.”
MTG absolutely should not have access to guns.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 13, 2021
Back in January, Hogg weighed in on the controversy surrounding QAnon supporting Greene with a video of her accosting him on the street and calling her actions “embarrassing.”
“Lmao how embarrassing a sitting congresswoman argues that an 18- year old is both a more effective lobbyist and communicator than her,” he wrote, adding a laughing-crying emoji.
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In a second tweet, Hogg advised her that with her concealed carry permit she could “kill” him and prove his points about gun control, but that no one would ever be able to “kill” the movement.
The video clip first appeared on social media last year when Greene shared it on her Youtube account. It shows her stalking Hogg down a street in Washington D.C. and then demanding to know how he secured media coverage and meetings with lawmakers. She called him a “coward,” and told him she had a concealed carry permit. She then suggested that he was being paid by a “shadowy anti-gun figure.”
“After surviving gun violence this is just 1/10 of 1% of the harassment advocates for gun control have to deal with,” Hogg added.
Hogg was not the only individual to comment on the video when it resurfaced on Wednesday. The video reappeared amid accusations that Greene has used her Facebook to support calls for violence against Democratic lawmakers. She trended on Twitter earlier this week because of those reports and soon after the Parkland video appeared again.
Fred Guttenberg’s daughter, Jaime, was killed in the Parkland shooting. He tagged Greene’s Twitter account and tweeted, “Is this you harassing @davidhogg111 weeks after the Parkland shooting, that my daughter was killed in & he was in? Calling him a coward for ignoring your insanity. I will answer all of your questions in person. Get ready to record again.”
While she hasn’t responded to Hogg’s comments, the 46-year-old is still issuing statements on Twitter to express her feelings about AOC and the security concerns she’s raised since the encounter.
In February, Greene was removed from her committee assignments due to her past actions and violent public statements.
“If I was on a committee, I’d be wasting my time, because my conservative values wouldn’t be heard and neither would my district’s,” Greene said in response at the time.