Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg is calling on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) to apologize to families of shooting victims after expressing doubt over whether the events happened.
She previously questioned whether the Parkland shooting was planned and called Hogg a “paid actor.”
Greene expressed support for comments on Facebook in 2018 suggesting the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a “staged” event.
She also considered on Facebook whether the Las Vegas massacre in 2017 was part of a conspiracy to enforce gun control.
CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Friday asked Hogg about his thoughts regarding Greene’s suggestion she could relate to what he went through.
“The thing I care most about in this situation isn’t so much myself, but it’s the real people that she offended, which are the families in Parkland and Las Vegas and Sandy Hook that have a permanently empty bedroom, that have a permanently empty place at the dinner table,” Hogg said.
He continued, “They’re the people that are the real victims here that deserve the apology, not me. And that’s really what upsets me is that she’s detracting from their suffering and their experience because she can’t know their pain.”
Watch his interview below:
Parkland shooting survivor @davidhogg111 says Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene should apologize to families of Parkland, Las Vegas and Sandy Hook. They “have a permanently empty bedroom … have a permanently empty place at the dinner table.”https://t.co/mwnJBmjoxV pic.twitter.com/8YjLgCyQmm— New Day (@NewDay) February 5, 2021
He argued she cannot know the pain these families have experienced because “they had the worst possible thing in the world happen to them.”
Hogg continued, “They are the ones that deserve an apology.”
“My message to Kevin McCarthy is take all of her committee assignments away, along with that also, don’t support her when she runs for re-election again, and try to get her primaried,” Hogg said.
He added, “If you say this is not your party, actually call it out and hold her accountable because Republicans always act as if they’re the party of decency and respect, but would the party of decency and respect question whether or not school shootings happened?”
House Democrats voted to strip Greene of her committee assignments on Thursday night, as IJR reported.