Mother of Parkland victim begs Marjorie Taylor Greene to ‘tell the truth’ about school shooting in new TV interview

Mother of Parkland victim begs Marjorie Taylor Greene to ‘tell the truth’ about school shooting in new TV interview

A mother of a victim of the Parkland school shooting in Florida pleaded for Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene to “tell the truth” about what happened after reports the congresswoman previously supported conspiracy theories that it was a planned “false flag” operation emerged.

Linda Beigel Schulman, whose son was one of 17 killed in 2018, told CNN: “I miss Scott terribly and February 14 is a really hard day.

“So, you know what, I do say to Marjorie Taylor Greene, please… find your conscience."

Schulman claimed she had a private conversation with the Republican representative from Georgia in which Greene said she did not believe the shooting was staged, but that the congresswoman needs to come forward to disavow the false statements.

"Tell the truth and tell everybody what you told me," she added.

CNN’s Brianna Keilar alleged Greene refused to appear with the mother publicly, and to denounce the conspiracy theories she espoused in the past.

Media Matters reported on the QAnon-supporting representative’s resurfaced social media activity, in which she allegedly agreed with false claims that the Parkland massacre was a planned “false flag” incident and separately posted: “I am told that Nancy Pelosi tells Hillary Clinton several times a month that ‘we need another school shooting’ in order to persuade the public to want strict gun control.”

A video of her following and heckling a survivor of the shooting, David Hogg, in 2019 has also been recirculated.

Following Schulman’s interview, the lawmaker publicly said school shootings, such as the one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, were not staged.

Greene told MSNBC: “These are not red flag incidences. They are not fake, and it’s terrible the loss that these families go through and their friends as well.”

But the congresswoman defended confronting Hogg, who has become a campaigner for gun-control reform.

She said: “I looked up his age before I talked to him, found out he was a legal adult and so that’s why I talked to him.

“And I told him you have no idea what you’re doing. These type of bills would leave Americans defenseless.”

Some survivors and parents of children killed in Parkland and the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have called for her resignation.

Democrats have started the process of removing Greene from the Education and Labour Committee and the Budget Committee. 

Teacher Scott Beigel, Schulman’s son, died trying to protect students at the school shooting in Florida. 

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