The mother of one of the victims of the 2018 Parkland school shooting, said she talked to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., after the freshman lawmaker was hit with extensive reaction last week for extravagant remarks she made on social networks, consisting of one recommending the shooting was a “incorrect flag.”
According to Linda Beigel Schulman, whose boy, Scott Beigel, was killed in the attack, Greene stated does not think significant school shootings from the past decade were either false flags or staged. However, Schulman stated, Greene declined to join her to openly disavow them together with her on MSNBC.
” It’s wrong, it’s just wrong,” Schulman stated throughout an interview with “Weekends with Alex Witt,” when inquired about her ideas on Greene’s promoting conspiracies about prominent mass shootings. “She should not be telling lies,” Schulman added.
She said a congressman assisted connect her with Greene, and they spoke over Zoom on Saturday.
” When we started our discussion, I was absolutely upfront and informed congresswoman Greene that I was going to be on MSNBC today,” Schulman said. “Parameters were set and the only subject discussed would be the school shootings at Parkland and Sandy Hook and that the discussion would be totally personal. Our talk went extremely well.”
She described the conversation as “friendly and cordial,” which Greene said it was all right for Schulman to share from their conversation as she wanted.
” My first concern to congresswoman Greene was do you truly believe that Parkland and Sandy Hook were false flags and staged?” Schulman stated. “That was a real crucial concern to me. To this minute, I can not fathom that somebody might say something like that. Her answer was unequivocally no, I do not.”
Schulman stated that while she “very much wished to” trust Greene, she felt she could not.
” Unless she wants to get in front of the general public and wants to right the incorrect lies being espoused out there and wants to disavow the important things that she stated, no, I can’t think it,” Schulman said, including, “Maybe inside of her she thinks it, I don’t understand. I have no concept. I’m not within her, however you can, words are extremely powerful, but actions speak louder than words.”
Greene’s workplace did not right away return an ask for comment from NBC News.
Greene initially came under scrutiny recently following a CNN review of her Facebook page, which revealed that she had actually liked posts in recent years requiring violence against prominent Democrats while promoting extremist conspiracy theories. She was likewise criticized for a video she posted to YouTube in 2015 in which she bugged Parkland survivor David Hogg, who is now a popular gun control activist. Greene has likewise in the past expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy.
Republicans politicians on Sunday were pressed about how the celebration needs to respond to Greene, who is now dealing with require expulsion from Congress or elimination from the committees she serves on.
” Individuals of her district elected her and that needs to imply a lot,” Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, told ABC’s “Today.” “They chose her and she’s going to run for reelection and she’ll be accountable for what she stated and her actions.”
Inquired about Greene liking discuss Facebook ahead of her congressional run expressing assistance for the execution of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as CNN reported, Hutchinson said: “I’m not going to address that question regarding whether she’s in shape to serve since she believes in something that everybody else does decline.”
” I decline that,” he stated. “But she’s going to stand for reelection. I do not believe we should punish people from a disciplinary viewpoint or party standpoint since they believe something a bit different.”
” I would not choose her,” he later on added.
Greene has actually not pulled back, announcing Saturday that former President Donald Trump called her just recently to reveal his assistance. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., will meet Greene later today, a senior GOP assistant informed NBC News.
” I ‘d definitely vote her off committee,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., informed NBC’s “Satisfy the Press” on Sunday. “In regards to eviction, I’m not sure … I think a district has every right to put who they want there. We have every right to take a stand and state you do not get a committee, and we absolutely require to do that.”
In an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said, “Republican leaders should stand up and state it is completely undesirable what she has stated.”
” I saw a couple videos over the weekend,” he said. “And one had to do with violence, as I see it. And there is no location for violence in our political discussion. By the method, there is no place for violence in our nation. I mean, this is something that we have actually got to escape. So, yes, I think people should speak out clearly.”
He stated he “would not be shocked” to see her lose her committee project to your home Education and Labor Committee.
” And, you understand, I think that is the method to send out a message,” he stated. “The citizens who elected her in her district in Georgia ought to be appreciated. On the other hand, when that type of behavior happens, there has to be a strong response.”