Parents of two children gunned down in the December 2012 mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School have criticized the placement of Georgia Republican House Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene onto the House Education and Labor Committee, a committee that oversees issues of school safety. Their criticism stems from the fact that Greene has previously suggested that the Sandy Hook and Parkland school shootings were staged events meant to increase firearm regulations.
Mark Barden, father of Daniel Barden, and Nicole Hockley, mother of Dylan Hockley, two children gunned down in the Sandy Hook school shooting, said in a statement, “Having a Sandy Hook and Parkland denier on the House Education and Labor Committee is an attack on any and every family member whose loved ones were murdered in mass shootings that have now become fodder for hoaxers.”
“We’re grateful for people like Representative Johanna Hayes, who understand that hateful conspiracy theories and suggestions that are children’s violent deaths, never happened, have no place in society, much less the United States Congress,” Barden and Hockley added.
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