Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) may be the Queen of self-owns, but in a congressional meeting on Wednesday, Democratic Congressman Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) did it for her during a fiery debate surrounding gun safety in the aftermath of the deadly shooting in Nashville, TN.
“You guys are worried about banning books,” Moskowitz said during the heated debate. “Dead kids can’t read,” he added.
Watch the clip below.
Rep. Greene turned to talking points and false narratives in an attempt to take attention away from the role the GOP has played in the rise in gun violence in schools by shifting blame to President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party — but her rhetoric doesn’t hold up.
In her remarks, the congresswoman from Georgia told a story about a lockdown during her junior year in high school after a student brought three firearms to campus. a story that is only partially true.
“When I was in 11th grade and Joe Biden made our schools gun-free school zones, one of the students in my school brought three guns to school and our entire school went on lockdown because he was the only person with a gun,” Rep. Greene claimed.
According to records, Greene graduated from South Forsyth High School in Cummings, GA in 1992.
In September 1990, 10th grader Randy Addis — armed with three weapons in a duffle bag — held nine classmates, hostage for over five hours.
The incident happened two months before the Gun-Free School Zones Act (GFSZ), which Rep. Greene is referring to, was signed into law by Republican President George H.W. Bush.
Law enforcement officers were exempt, meaning the reported “good guys” still had their guns.
Though he was a senator at the time, President Biden didn’t sponsor the legislation.
Republicans have gone all in on the Nashville tragedy, using it to push their culture war propaganda against members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Congressman Moskowitz was having none of it, and the pushback is a welcome sight.
“There are six people that are dead in that school, including three children because you guys got rid of the assault weapons ban,” Rep. Moskowitz rebutted. “Because you guys made it easy for people who don’t deserve to have weapons — who are mentally incapable of having weapons of war — being able to buy those weapons and go into schools.”
With 2023 poised to be one of the worst years ever for gun violence on school grounds, the GOP is scrambling to find a scapegoat to deflect from their negligence and outright ignorance of the underlying problem.
Why do they need to scramble?
They only need to look in the mirror.
“You guys are worried about banning books — dead kids can’t read.”
— Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) hits back at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) over gun safety following the Nashville school mass shooting pic.twitter.com/VdaLlsBboO
— The Recount (@therecount) March 29, 2023
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