Marjorie Taylor Greene Spars With Young Gun Control Activist On Twitter

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) sparred on Twitter with gun-control activist and Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg over upcoming renewed talks of firearm reform.

The 48-year-old MTG started the argument Sunday on Twitter after she learned Hogg would be in the Capitol protesting and meeting with lawmakers to pass gun-control legislation. She implied her dela GOP colleagues would be “gutless” and “weak” if Hogg, 22, could convince them to enact stronger gun laws.

Hogg took to Twitter to respond to Greene’s invitation to meet, unconvinced she would be willing to discuss “reasonable solutions.” Greene is one of the more controversial members of Congress, known for publicly espousing her controversial far-right views and often pushing conspiracy theories to make her case.

“I’m more interested in protecting children and meeting commonsense people,” Hogg wrote on Twitter.

Below his initial tweet, Hogg took the time to publicize his own cause. The tweet promotes a fundraising campaign for a student-led gun-control organization called “March for Our Lives.”

March for Our Lives plans to hold a march in Washington, DC, on June 11. According to The Hill, the young activists also plan to meet with lawmakers at the Capitol this week to push for action in the wake of a national wave of mass shootings.

“I will ask people to please donate to support our march on June 11 of Americans (both D and R) demanding gun safety,” he wrote.

In response to Hogg, Greene pointed out that Hogg fundraises for a living. She also accused Hogg of bullying “my weak RINO colleagues” instead of discussing common-sense gun control solutions.

It’s not the first time the two have tangled over gun control. During a visit to Washington last year to meet with lawmakers, a video shows Hogg being followed down a sidewalk by Greene, who is harassing him for his gun-reform activism.

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” that he felt “more confident than ever” about the reality of bipartisan gun control legislation. Both Democrat and GOP Senators are meeting to discuss a potential solution, which could come soon, he said.

“I certainly can’t guarantee any outcome, but it feels like we are closer than we’ve been since I’ve been in the Senate,” Murphy added.


David Hogg
David Hogg on Tuesday took to social media calling for investors to boycott investment management companies Blackrock and The Vanguard Group. He is pictured above during the March For Our Lives rally against gun violence in Washington, DC on March 24, 2018.
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