Firebrand US politician tells Channel 4 reporter: ‘Go back to your country’
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene lost her temper after being questioned by Siobhan Kennedy on the validity of the Second Amendment – the right to bear arms
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An American politician told a Channel 4 journalist to “go back to your country” after she questioned her about US gun laws.
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene lost her temper after being questioned by Siobhan Kennedy about the validity of the Second Amendment on his right to bear arms.
The British journalist argued that Britain does not have the same homicide rates as the US.
As Donald Trump fanatic Greene, 48, stepped away from the microphone, she yelled that it was “our job to defend the change.”
Kennedy replied: “We don’t have guns in Britain, that’s true, but we don’t have mass shootings either. And our kids aren’t afraid to go to school.” The Republican shot back, “You’ve got mass stitches, lady. You have all kinds of murder and you have laws against it.’”
“Not like the prices here,” said Channel 4’s Washington correspondent.
Greene, representing Georgia, waved his hand, saying, “Well, you can go back to your country and worry about your gunlessness.”
She later said, “When the British press wants to argue about our God-given American gun rights, my answer is, ‘Go back to your own country.'”
Kennedy responded online, saying: “Marjorie Taylor Greene is not happy that I pointed out that the proposed gun legislation is not about taking her guns away.
“Knife crime in the UK is in no way comparable to gun crime here either. There are no “mass bites” in the UK. But here the children are afraid to go to school?”
The US had 4.96 homicides by blade per million people in 2016, compared to the UK’s 3.26.
The dispute came a day after the Senate took steps to pass key state gun safety laws following the May 24 Robb Elementary School shooting in Texas that killed 19 children and two teachers.
Days earlier, ten people were killed at a convenience store in Buffalo, New York.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/firebrand-politician-tells-channel-4-27315124 Firebrand US politician tells Channel 4 reporter: 'Go back to your country'