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Parkland Survivors Call On QAnon Congresswoman To Resign For Claiming Shooting Was A ‘False Flag’

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The 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida killed 17 people and left that small community racked with grief and frustration.

Recently, the surviving students and residents of Parkland had one more thing to be angry about—the election of QAnon adherent and gun rights advocate Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Greene and the students that founded March For Our Lives to combat gun violence had run-ins prior to the call for her resignation.

The Georgia Republican publicly supported a conspiracy theory which claimed the Parkland shooting was a staged hoax that used crisis actors. She posted her claims about two years ago on Facebook.

Buzzfeed News reported Greene—the first QAnon conspirator elected to Congress—made the comment in response to an article which discussed the pension received by one of the police officers who responded to the shooting.

She was not a lawmaker at the time.

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The baseless claim, commonly known as the “false flag” theory, identifies school shootings as elaborate performances created to push gun control legislation.

There is no evidence to support the claim.

Surviving students of the Parkland shooting called for her resignation.

The calls for her resignation come mere weeks after Greene has begun her career as a lawmaker. She assumed office on January 3, 2021.

Greene vowed to eliminate gun free zones at schools so teachers and others can be armed.

Her post uses Parkland as a reason to allow guns on school grounds.

It was met with pushback from former students. They pointed out Greene can’t claim it was a false flag then change her tune when it can be used to push her gun rights’ agenda.

Buzzfeed News also spoke with another co-founder of March For Our Lives, Cameron Kasky, about Greene’s comments.

“She should be removed.”

“She should be punished. [But] it’s probably not going to happen.”

“There’s somebody literally making laws that denies the Parkland shooting. I mean, what the hell is next?”

“It’s inhuman what these elected officials are doing.”

Kasky went on to call out the Republican Party as an enabling force for Greene’s lies and delusions. 

“Elected officials pushing Parkland conspiracies—this is not some symptom of the Trump era; this is just the Republican Party fundamentally.”

“She’ll get away with it. Of course she will. She’s a Republican.”

Many people on Twitter shared in the outrage and supported the push for Greene’s resignation. 

The grieving father of one of the students killed in the shooting also voiced his anger. 

In response to controversy surrounding her comments, Greene only posted her views that “good guys with guns” would have stopped the death of 17 people in Parkland.

She did not acknowledge or apologize for her old comments supporting the “false flag” theories.

Only time will tell if Kasky’s prediction of Republican inaction holds true.

Eric Spring

Written by Eric Spring

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