I was so inspired by @marchforourlives and the Parkland survivors, the kids who acted even better than the adults by creating the worldwide movement that reverberates today. This demonstration in 2018, with hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flooding the streets across the globe in public protests and in Washington D.C., lead by Emma Gonsalves, @davidmileshogg and their cohort was mighty and great, calling for action against gun violence after the recent massacre at their South Florida high school.
At the main event in Washington, one of the survivors of mass shootings said “Welcome to the revolution,” which is still happening today with the Dems finally bringing sanity to the nation.
I’m glad for Speaker Pelosi speaking out today, as per the NYTimes:
She “rebuked House Republican leaders for naming Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene to serve on the Education and Labor Committee, despite Ms. Greene’s previous false claims that deadly school shootings in Parkland, Fla., and Newtown, Conn., were staged.
Ms. Greene, a first-term congresswoman from Georgia with a history of supporting the pro-Trump QAnon movement, wrote on Facebook in 2018 that she agreed with one of her followers that the Parkland massacre that killed 17 students was a “false flag” event, a term used by conspiracy theorists to describe an act committed by one group — usually the government — for which another group is blamed.
In a video posted on YouTube in 2020 by her campaign, Ms. Greene followed and harassed David Hogg, a Parkland survivor who was visiting Capitol Hill to lobby for gun safety measures. In the video, Ms. Greene demanded that he explain why he was “using kids” to advance his cause, shouted that she was licensed to carry a firearm, and called him a “coward.”
Ms. Pelosi expressed:
“when she has mocked the killing of little children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, when she has mocked the killing of teenagers in high school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School…What could they be thinking — or is thinking too generous a word for what they might be doing? It is absolutely appalling”