Thursday 23 June 2022 05:44 AM Marjorie Taylor Greene slams UK journalist over gun laws and tells her: 'Go ... trends now
Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Green told a British journalist to 'go back to your country' after she was questioned on the validity of the Second Amendment and schoolchildren being afraid of going to class.
The outspoken Republican, 48, became verbally aggressive toward a British journalist at a press conference on Wednesday after the female reporter pointed out the UK doesn't 'have mass shootings' nor the Second Amendment.
Green, had just stepped away from the microphone, leaving the audience with a curt statement toward the gallery of reporters about how it's 'our job to defend the Second Amendment' when the journalist rebuked her statement.
'We don't have guns in the UK, that is true, but we don't have mass shootings either,' the unidentified journalist said. 'And our children aren't scared to go to school.'
The controversial politician loudly shot back: 'You have mass stabbings, lady. You have all kinds of murder and you've got laws against that.'
The journalist replied back: 'Not like the rates here.'
Greene waved off the statement, disingenuously replying: 'Well, you can go back to your country and worry about your no guns.'
Marjorie Taylor Greene, 48, became verbally aggressive toward a British journalist at a press conference on Wednesday after the female reporter pointed out the UK doesn't 'have mass shootings' nor the Second Amendment.
The outspoken Republican told the unidentified journalist to 'go back to your country' after the reported brought up that the UK does not have mass shootings like the US. Green replied: 'You have mass stabbings, lady. You have all kinds of murder and you've got laws against that'
The Georgia peach proudly displayed the clip on her Twitter page on Wednesday evening, writing: 'When British press wants to argue about our God-given American gun rights, my answer is: 'Go back to your own country.''
Greene's press conference comes a day after a bipartisan gun control bill was agreed upon in the Senate on Tuesday, which would toughen background checks for younger gun buyers and beef up penalties for gun traffickers.
The bill would also prohibit romantic partners convicted of domestic abuse who are not married to their victims from getting firearms.
Despite the 14 Republicans joining the 48 Democrats and two independents on the bill the day before, Greene defiantly told the British journalist: 'We like our [guns] here.'
The Second Amendment has been a hot button topic for decades in the US, as well as gun control. Recently, the topics have surged to the forefront of the nation after several mass shootings, including an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, took place, shaking the nation as 19 students and two teachers died.
Greene also named dropped several Republicans she said failed the GOP, including Mitch McConnell (left) and Mitt Romney (right). 'I don't mind naming their names, because people all over