Students who survived the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida and families of the victims of that shooting call for the resignation of Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after comments surfaced that showed the politician agreeing with people who said the 2018 shooting was a “false flag” operation.
According to CNN, the high school shooting killed seventeen people, including 14 students. It started a nationwide movement called for stricter gun control laws, led by March For Our Lives, a group started by survivors of the shooting.
“(T)he shooting at our school was real. Real kids died, and our community is still grieving today,” the Parkland chapter of the organization wrote in a tweet directed at Greene.
Greene is no stranger to conspiracy theories. The newly elected Georgia congresswoman has expressed conspiracy theories in the past, including one controversial theory from QAnon that claimed Donald Trump was fighting a secret war against Satan-worshipping democrat pedophiles that secretly run the government.
Media Matters For America, a liberal media watchdog group, unearthed some comments, Greene, in a Facebook post in 2018, in which she shared an article about the nearly $9,000 a month pension that was given to the school resource deputy who failed to enter the school during the shooting.
According to screenshots captured by MMFA, Greene reportedly agreed with commenters who expressed their conspiracy beliefs that the shooting was a “false flag” operation and saying the shooting was a production of some kind, carried out by another individual or group.
One comment on Greene’s post read, “It’s called a payoff to keep his mouth shut since it was a false flag planned shooting,” to which Green replied, “Exactly,” per MMFA’s screenshots.
Facebook removed the comments from its platform for violating its policies after the MMFA report was published.
“You should be ashamed of yourself and resign from congress. Conspiracy theorists don’t deserve a seat in the people’s house,” March For Our Lives Parkland Chapter wrote to Greene in a tweet.
.@mtgreenee, the shooting at our school was real. Real kids died and our community is still grieving today.
You should be ashamed of yourself and resign from congress. Conspiracy theorists don’t deserve a seat in the people’s house. https://t.co/9OdzpcyCAQ
— March For Our Lives- Parkland (@MFOLParkland) January 19, 2021