Thursday 23 June 2022 04:05 PM British journalist told to 'go back to your country' by Republican politician ... trends now
Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene became irate after being questioned on the validity of the Second Amendment at a press conference in the US by Siobhan Kennedy.
Outspoken Greene, 48, had stepped away from the microphone when the Siobhan pointed out that the UK doesn't 'have mass shootings' or the Second Amendment.
She became verbally aggressive and barked that its 'our job to defend the Second Amendment', which gives US citizens the right to own a gun.
Siobhan said: 'We don't have guns in the UK, that is true, but we don't have mass shootings either. 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.'
Channel 4's Washington Correspondent hit back: 'Not like the rates here.'
Greene waved off the statement, replying: 'Well, you can go back to your country and worry about your no guns.'
Marjorie Taylor Greene, 48, became verbally aggressive toward the journalist at a press conference yesterday 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 hit back saying that the UK has 'all kinds of murder'.
Brazen Greene shared the clip on her Twitter page writing: 'When British press wants to argue about our God-given American gun rights, my answer is: '"Go back to your own country."'
Hitting back online Siobhan said: ‘Marjorie Taylor Greene isn’t happy with me for pointing out that the proposed gun legislation is not about taking her guns away!
‘Nor is knife crime in the UK in any way comparable with gun crime here. There are no “mass stabbings” in the UK. ‘Yet here kids are frightened to go to school?’
Speaking to MailOnline, Siobhan added that the Republican was ‘doubling down’ on her opinions by reposting the footage online.
She said: ‘It was a press conference of the 2nd Amendment caucus - in other words a group of very conservative Republicans who reject any type of gun control, like the legislation going through Congress right now which looks very likely to pass.
‘It was a big back and forth after I asked her and the other members of group essentially what they were scared of- that no one was threatening to take their guns away
‘It’s important to call these politicians out and hold them to account’
The conference comes just a day after a bipartisan gun control bill was agreed upon in the Senate on Tuesday, aimed at toughening up background checks for younger gun purchasers.
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