Dix Hills mom of teacher killed in Parkland shooting calls for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's removal

A freshman congresswoman from northern Georgia is causing waves through Washington, D.C., with an impact here on Long island.

News 12 Staff

Jan 29, 2021, 11:05 PM

Updated 1,173 days ago

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A freshman congresswoman from northern Georgia is causing waves through Washington, D.C., with an impact here on Long island.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene raised a lot of eyebrows for her questionable comments on the election, tragic events like the Sept. 11 attacks, mass shootings, and support of QAnon.
Recently, she has been heavily criticized for her support of conspiracy theories, such as the belief that the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and Sandy Hook were "staged."
There have been calls for her removal on the left, but Republican leaders recently announced she will now have a seat on the House Education and Labor Committee.
Long Island Rep. Kathleen Rice is co-sponsoring a bill to expel Rep Greene from Congress.
Linda Beigel Schulman, of Dix Hills, whose son was a teacher who was killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School protecting students, says Greene's views present a danger to Congress.
"I just think that she has gone way too far, way too over the top. Somebody needs to rein her in," she said. "And she needs to be very, very much be taken off that committee because ...she should not be on a committee where she does not believe the truth of what's happening, what's happened to the people who she is supposed to be representing."
But it's a video of Greene harassing Parkland survivor David Hogg before she was elected that Schulmann and others say was just too much.
Fred Guttenberg, from East Northport, lost his daughter in the Parkland shooting. He and others are now furious that Greene was given a seat on that committee.
"Her behavior, her comments are making her look like a threat to other people," he said. "She needs to be out of Congress, and she needs to be out of there today."
Greene has not recanted any of her controversial views. Still, Schulman says she would be willing to have a civil chat with Greene to listen to her beliefs if she would listen to hers.
"If I sat down with her and, again, she had an open mind, and I had an open mind... I think we would have a great result and I welcome it. I really do welcome it," Schulman said.
Greene's office has not yet responded to News 12's request for comment.


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