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Parents of Sandy Hook victims slam Taylor Greene's appointment to Education Committee

 Parents of Sandy Hook victims slam Taylor Greene's appointment to Education Committee
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Parents of Sandy Hook victims released a statement condemning Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneRep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida QAnon site shutters after reports identifying developer Republicans head to runoff in GA-14 MORE’s appointment to the House Education and Labor Committee after the Georgia Republican pushed conspiracy theories that the shooting was a fake event. 

"Having a Sandy Hook and Parkland denier on the House Education and Labor Committee is an attack on any and every family whose loved ones were murdered in mass shootings that have now become fodder for hoaxers,” the parents said.

Mark Barden, father of Daniel Barden, and Nicole Hockley, mother of Dylan Hockley, released the statement Thursday.

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“We’re grateful for people like Rep. Jahana HayesJahana HayesHarris holds first meeting in ceremonial office with CBC members Parents of Sandy Hook victims slam Taylor Greene's appointment to Education Committee GOP has growing Marjorie Taylor Greene problem MORE who understand that hateful conspiracy theories and suggestions that our childrens' violent deaths never happened have no place in our society, much less the United States Congress," they said, referring to the Democratic Connecticut congresswoman who represents the state where the shooting occurred. 

The Sandy Hook shooting took place in 2012 and left 26 people dead, 20 children and six adults. Greene has repeatedly claimed that this shooting, along with the 2018 Parkland shooting in Florida, was staged. 

Greene previously said she believed the Parkland shooting was orchestrated by Democrats to push gun-control laws. 

Rep. Jimmy GomezJimmy GomezDemocrats have a growing tax problem with SALT Hillicon Valley: Twitter says Greene account suspended in error | Justice Dept. indicts hacker connected to massive surveillance breach | Trump reference to 'Chinese virus' linked to increase in anti-Asian hashtags Pelosi says top Democrats won't back measure to expel Greene MORE (D-Calif.) announced Wednesday that he would be introducing a resolution to remove Greene from the House. 

Gomez cites the conspiracy theories Greene has pushed, along with recent reports that Greene supported a post on Facebook calling for violence against Democrats, as reasoning for his resolution. 

Greene has stirred up controversy in Congress for her support of former President TrumpDonald TrumpRomney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS McConnell, GOP slam Biden's executive order on SCOTUS US raises concerns about Iran's seriousness in nuclear talks MORE’s election fraud claims and initially refusing to wear a mask. When she complied, she wore a mask that said “censorship” on the front.