In an exchange during a Rules committee hearing, Jamie Raskin (D-MD) took a shot at Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) after he asked her if the Second Amendment protects the right of armed militias to operate outside of state or federal control.
“I believe the Second Amendment gives the states the right to have a militia,” Greene replied. “And it did not expand which way that went but it gives the states that right, and I think it’s extremely important, and I just want to clarify, Mr. Raskins (sic) that I never said, ‘Arm every single person’ — people have the right to keep and bear arms if they choose, and I also feel that if my children are in school and a madman with a gun comes to a school to kill people, unfortunately a psychologist is not going to be able to just talk him out of it. That is not a good way to protect kids.”
Raskin then asked Greene again if she thinks children themselves should be armed in the classroom, to which Greene replied that she didn’t say that — she just thinks children should be “trained.”
“So I just want to be clear about your position,” Raskin pressed. “There are now 50 states that ban private militias on the theory that people don’t have a right to take up arms against the government, you agree with that?”
“Mr. Raskins,” Greene said, mispronouncing Raskin’s name again. “I do believe we’re talking about due process rights … We’re talking about the Second Amendment, that’s right …”
Raskin then interjected, bringing up Greene’s previous mentioning of abortion, asking her to stay on topic.
“Well, abortion kills babies,” Greene said. “We’re talking about kids being killed. Abortion kills innocent children, they can’t protect themselves at all from this horrific procedure.”
“Sounds like you want to arm them,” Raskin quipped.
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