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Video shows Georgia congresswoman confronting Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg

South Florida lawmakers call on Congress to take action against U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
David Hogg and Marjorie Taylor Greene
Posted at 8:52 AM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 08:57:40-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A freshman congresswoman who has voiced her support for QAnon conspiracy theories is facing backlash after she was seen on video verbally attacking Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg.

Cellphone video shows U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., following Hogg near the U.S. Capitol, questioning him about the Feb. 14, 2018, massacre that killed 17 people and wounded 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

"David, why are you supporting the red-flag laws?" she asks in the video. "If there had been -- if Scot Peterson, the resource officer at Parkland, had done his job then Nikolas Cruz wouldn't have killed anybody in your high school, or at least protected them. Why are you supporting red-flag gun laws that attack our Second Amendment right and why are you using kids as a barrier? Do you not know how to defend your stance?"

After Hogg seems to ignore her, Greene turns and speaks to the camera.

"He's got nothing to say. Sad," she says. "He has nothing to say because there really isn't anything to say, you guys. He has nothing to say because he's paid to do this."

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Hogg, 20, has become an outspoken gun control activist since the Parkland massacre.

The cellphone video was posted to the congresswoman's YouTube page Jan. 21, but the video was recorded in March 2019.

Hogg told CNN that Greene was just "trying to get a rise out of me."

"You know, sometimes it's just, you know, as I was told growing up, it's just better not to respond to bullies and just walk away," Hogg said.

Greene defeated Democratic candidate Kevin Van Ausdal in the November election and was sworn into office earlier this month wearing a face mask in support of then-President Donald Trump.

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wearing 'Trump Won' mask
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., wears a "Trump Won" face mask as she arrives on the floor of the House to take her oath of office on opening day of the 117th Congress at the U.S. Capitol, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Washington.

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the mass shooting, recently called out Greene on Twitter.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., accused Greene of calling the Parkland shooting a hoax and endorsing executing members of Congress.

"Her blatant lies and irresponsible acts are dangerous, repulsive and demand swift consequences from the U.S. House," Wasserman Schultz said.

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., whose district includes Parkland, encouraged Parkland survivors to "confront members of Congress about their cowardice and failure to act."

"I know they'll be back to confront these cruel, despicable lies," he said.