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Cruel Marjorie Taylor Greene criticizes Joe Biden for condemning gay bar shooting

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is getting blasted online for criticizing President Joe Biden for condemning the mass shooting at a Colorado Springs, Colorado LGBTQ bar.

“Why am I not shocked that you’re downplaying the deaths of LGBTQ people,” University of California, San Francisco Professor Jack Turban asked Greene in response to her macabre tweets.

On Saturday, five people were left dead and 18 wounded in a mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ bar that was going to host a drag brunch the following morning. Biden immediately condemned the violence.

“While no motive in this attack is yet clear, we know that the LGBTQI+ community has been subjected to horrific hate violence in recent years,” Biden said in a White House statement. “Places that are supposed to be safe spaces of acceptance and celebration should never be turned into places of terror and violence.”

“Today, Jill and I are praying for the families of the five people killed in Colorado Springs last night, and for those injured in this senseless attack.”

Greene took to Twitter to attack Biden.

“Tragically, 300 Americans die of fentanyl poisoning everyday in America and Biden says and does nothing,” Greene said, referring to one of the latest fringe rightwing myths: that drug dealers are putting the synthetic opioid fentanyl on random people’s car door handles in parking lots, causing them to die when they touch the fentanyl-laced door handles. Greene repeated the urban legend in full this past October when she claimed someone in her family had a neighbor who almost died when fentanyl was put on his car door handle outside of a TJ Maxx.

Also the CDC estimates that 150 people die every day from overdoses of all opioids, which are the result of sometimes years of use, not just touching a surface with the drug.

“Tragically, 5 people were killed in a shooting in Colorado and Biden immediately demands a ban on assault weapons. The solutions are this: 1. Secure the border and stop the drugs.; 2. Defend our right to keep and bear arms so that people can defend themselves from killers who could care less about laws.”

In reality, most of the fentanyl in the U.S. – 86.3% – is sold by citizens.

Greene faced criticism for minimizing the deaths of the five people in the shooting and for suggesting that getting more people guns would have been a solution.

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