In 2018, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) agreed with a Facebook commenter that the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 — where 20 children and six adults were killed — was a “staged” event.
Media Matters for America reports:
On June 2, 2018, Greene posted a link to a piece on the conspiracy theory website The Gateway Pundit about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email server and wrote, in part, that “the people in power stop the truth and control and stall investigations, then provide cover for the real enemies of our nation. Why? Because they are ALL in it together, the swamp, is one gigantic cesspool of both Democrats and Republicans, and many in all of the intel agencies.”
In the comments section, someone responded: “True they are fused by the bonds of mutual criminal treason.” Someone later replied by claiming that “911 was done by our own Gov”; that the Parkland school shooting was actually “a deep state warning to the pocket puppets in the house and senate” and “fake” ; that “none of the School shootings were real or done by the ones who were supposedly arrested for them, They are just the image of the shooting”; and that Sandy Hook was a “STAGGED [sic] SHOOTING,” among other conspiracy theories.
The second commenter also said there are messages in the Georgia Guidestones and claimed that certain people “are all about killing off 6.8 Billion of the 7.3 billion people on Earth.” The Georgia Guidestones is a granite monument in Elberton, Georgia, that has attracted the attention of conspiracy theorists who believe it is a tribute to the “New World Order,” a group of elites who supposedly control the world.
Greene liked the post pushing those various conspiracy theories. She also wrote in the thread: “That is all true. By the way, I’ve seen the Georgia guide stones.”
The report notes that Greene — who has supported the QAnon conspiracy theory — also previously agreed with a Facebook comment that the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was a “false flag” planned event as well.
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