Newtown Families Angered Over Congresswoman’s Sandy Hook Comments
Here's another reason why you have to watch what you post of social media because it could come back and bite you.
Back in 2018, one of this years newly elected Congresswoman, Marjorie Taylor Greene, (R-Ga.) posted comments on Facebook about the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting, the Parkland shooting, the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan and the 9/11 attacks. Those comments were surfaced by Media Matters late last week.
According to newstimes.com, the Congresswoman commented in the posts that the shootings and the terror attacks were staged, a hoax, a way for the Democrats to limit gun access. She also wrote this in the 2018 post:
I am told that Nancy Pelosi tells Hillary Clinton several times a month that we need another school shooting in order to persuade the public to want strict gun control.
The comments drew condemnation from Connecticut lawmakers, as well residents of Newtown like Mark Barden, who lost his son Daniel in the shooting and is now the Managing Director of the Sandy Hook Promise. He called the comments "dangerous and irresponsible, disgusting and appalling". He also told this to newstimes.com:
It's even more reprehensible when it comes from an elected official whos focus should be on keeping children safe.
The Sandy Hook Promise and other advocacy groups around the country are now calling for the Congresswoman to resign.
Since the comments were posted back in 2018, and according to a Greene spokesperson, the Congresswoman no longer believes the Sandy Hook incident was a hoax and has promised to be a leader in Congress when it comes to gun control laws.