Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is apparently walking back on some of her earlier claims ahead of a House vote that could remove her from her committee assignments.
“You see, school shootings are absolutely real, and every child that is lost, those families mourn it,” Greene said on the House floor, addressing her previous false claims school shootings were staged.
She detailed an experience she had in high school when one of her classmates brought guns to school and took the school hostage.
“I know the fear David Hogg had that day. I know the fear that these kids have,” Greene explained.
David Hogg survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018.
Greene turned her attention to another one of her previous controversial comments.
“I also want to tell you, 9/11 absolutely happened. I remember that day, crying all day long watching it on the news and it’s a tragedy for anyone to say it didn’t happen and so that I definitely want to tell you. I do not believe that it’s fake,” Greene continued.
She reportedly falsely claimed in 2018 there was no evidence a plane crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11.
Watch her remarks below:
Republicans said Greene apologized for her comments in a meeting on Wednesday night and received a standing ovation, as IJR reported.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) expressed his disappointment with the Republican Party after they gave Greene a standing ovation.
“It was disappointing by a factor of 1,000… I don’t like to reveal a ton of conference details, but she stood up and kind of gave a bit of contriteness, but then it pivoted to, ‘They’re coming after you next,'” Kinzinger said during an appearance on CNN’s “New Day” Thursday.
He went on, “To see people at the end of it just be all-in on Marjorie Taylor Greene… I get it, she’s a Republican in your mind and you want to defend her but my goodness, look at what’s been said.”
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