Gun safety activist and Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg is headed to Washington to discuss ways to stop gun violence with politicians, but there’s one that isn’t on his calendar: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.).
It is not for lack of demonstrative effort on the part of the controversial Congress woman.
On Sunday, Green tweeted to Hogg that she knew she and her “girls” were coming to Washington.Once again try to get some of my weak weakest allies to vote for gun control that will infringe on our freedoms and leave Americans defenseless. ,
He added sarcastically: “I don’t see you on my schedule, why not?”
Since it did not appear that Greene was asking for a meeting in good faith, Hogg politely but firmly declined the offer.
“I am more interested in protecting children and meeting people with common sense who are finding appropriate solutions to prevent children from dying,” he tweeted. “There really isn’t time to go viral for attacking survivors so you can do fundraising.”
If Hogg really wants to stop gun violence, Green said, he will discuss common sense solutions with him.
So far, Hogg has not responded, but Fred Gutenberg, whose daughter died in the 2018 shooting, chimed in and offered to meet with Congress.
So far, it has not responded to Gutenberg’s proposal.
Green and Hogg have spoken before.
A video taken in 2019 shows Congressmen accusing Hogg and calling him a “coward” over his support of stronger gun safety measures.