Marjorie Taylor Greene slams UK journalist over gun laws and tells her: ‘Go back to your country’
Georgia representative Marjorie Taylor Green told a British journalist to “go back to your country” after being questioned about the validity of the Second Amendment and about schoolchildren being afraid of going to class.
The outspoken Republican, 48, became verbally aggressive to a British journalist during a news conference on Wednesday after the female reporter pointed out that the UK does not have “mass shootings” nor does the Second Amendment.
Green, had just stepped away from the microphone and left the audience a brief statement directed to the gallery of reporters about how “our job is to defend the Second Amendment” when the journalist chided her statement.
“We don’t have guns in the UK, that’s true, but we don’t have mass shootings either,” said the unidentified journalist. “And our kids aren’t afraid to go to school.”
The controversial politician shot back loudly: ‘You have mass stabbings, lady. You have all kinds of murders and you have laws against that.’
The journalist replied, “Not like the rates here.”
Greene brushed off the statement and replied insincerely, “Well, you can go back to your country and worry you don’t have any guns.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene, 48, became verbally aggressive to a British journalist during a press conference on Wednesday after the female reporter pointed out that the UK does not have ‘mass shootings’, nor does the Second Amendment.
The outspoken Republican told the unidentified reporter to “go back to your country” after reporting that the UK doesn’t have mass shootings like the US. Green replied, “You’re having massive stabbings, lady. You have all kinds of murders and you have laws against that.”
The Georgia Peach proudly showed the clip on her Twitter page Wednesday night, writing: ‘If the British press wants to argue about our God-given US gun rights, my answer is, ‘Go back to your own country’.
Greene’s press conference comes a day after the Senate agreed Tuesday on a bipartisan gun control bill that would tighten background checks for younger gun buyers and increase penalties for gun dealers.
The bill would also prohibit romantic partners convicted of domestic violence who are not married to their victims from being given firearms.
Despite the 14 Republicans joining the 48 Democrats and two Independents the day before, Greene defiantly told the British journalist: “We love our [guns] here.’
The Second Amendment has been a hot-button topic in the US for decades, as has gun control. Recently, topics have risen to the forefront of the nation after several mass shootings, including an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, shocked the nation when 19 students and two teachers died.
Greene also named several Republicans she said failed to make it to the GOP, including Mitch McConnell (left) and Mitt Romney (right). “I don’t mind calling their names because people all over our country are outraged at them,” she bluntly claimed.
A total of 66 mass shootings have taken place since the May 24 tragedy, which defines a mass shooting as four or more injured or killed, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
Lawmakers have been pressured to come to a conclusion on the ever-pressing issue as children have claimed fear of going back to school and educators are once again faced with the complicated task of revamping classrooms to protect youth.
The bill also provides $750 million to 19 states that have “red flag” laws, making it easier to temporarily take firearms from people deemed dangerous, and to other states with violence prevention programs.
States with “red flag” laws that receive the money should have legal proceedings for the gun owner to fight the disposal of the firearm.
The bill would distribute money to states and communities to improve school safety and mental health initiatives.
MTG’s 14 Republicans Said GOP Failed To Support Tougher Gun Laws
- Roy Blunt (MO)
- Richard Burr (NC)
- Shelley Moore Capito (WV)
- Bill Cassidy (LA)
- Susan Collins (ME)
- John Cornyn (TX)
- Joni Ernst (IA)
- Lindsey Graham (TX)
- Mitch McConnel (KY)
- Lisa Murkowski (AK)
- Jones Portman (OH)
- Mitt Romney (UT)
- Thom Tillis (NC)
- Todd Young (IN)
Senate negotiators reached an agreement on Tuesday and the final passage may be finalized by the end of the week.
Though Republicans blocked tougher restrictions sought by Democrats, the accord marks an election year breakthrough on an issue that pits the GOP’s staunch gun owners and rural voters against the Democrats’ urban firearms advocates.
Lawmakers released the 80-page bill nine days after agreeing a framework for the plan and 29 years after Congress last passed major firearms restrictions.
Greene later claimed in the press conference that the “Senate’s gun bill is a complete failure.”
She also boldly listed the politicians she believed the Republican party had failed, including Mitch McConnell and Mitt Romney, for voting for gun control.
She also said that when President Joe Biden, 79, was senator, he made her school a “gun-free zone” and said he “left American students like sitting ducks.” [or] targets for anyone who wants to kill them.’
She said his now “friends” — the Republicans who voted for tougher gun laws — are now what “Republican voters no longer support.”
“I don’t mind calling them names because all over our country people are furious with them,” she said bluntly.
“We have to change our Republican party and it has to happen here because if we don’t start defending Americans’ freedoms and rights and put Americans first, our voters won’t want to put us in charge.”
However, 65 percent of voters have expressed support for gun reforms since the Uvalde shooting Morning consultation/Politico survey, conducted in May. Of those polled, 44 percent of Republicans, 66 percent of Independents and 86 percent of Democrats supported the change.
The Senate passed the bipartisan gun reform bill Tuesday, joining 14 Republicans with Democrats. The renewed call for gun reform came after 19 children and two teachers died in Uvalde, Texas, after a mass gunman entered the school and killed them (Photo: One of the Uvlade funerals)
Salvador Ramos, 18, (pictured) recently bought an AR-15 to use in the shooting, where one of his relatives was present. After the shooting, 65 percent of voters polled said they supported government reform — 44 percent of Republicans polled agreed