MTG Blames ‘Psychological Sickness and Evil Forces’

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene blamed “psychological sickness, medication, and evil forces” for the Texas mall taking pictures.
  • The congresswoman repeated right-wing speaking factors that hyperlink antidepressants to mass shootings.
  • Greene didn’t point out weapons or gun management legal guidelines.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene blamed “psychological sickness, medication, and evil forces” for the mass taking pictures at a Texas mall that killed eight individuals on Saturday.

The congresswoman re-posted a graphic video purportedly displaying the deceased shooter mendacity in a pool of blood on Twitter and wrote: “That is precisely what this monster deserves.”


She doubled down on the claims that psychological well being and drug habit have been in charge for mass shootings.

Greene known as for the federal authorities to accomplice with states for psychological hospitals and drug rehab facilities, to fund the felony justice system, and to check SSRIs and “different elements that trigger mass shootings.” 

The Georgia Republican repeated the right-wing speaking level that hyperlinks antidepressants to mass shootings. Psychiatrists say there may be little proof to counsel the drugs might enhance homicidal tendencies. 

The Texas mall taking pictures suspect, who additionally died, has not but been named, and it’s unclear whether or not he suffered from psychological well being points or drug habit.

Greene, a staunch defender of gun rights, didn’t point out weapons or gun management legal guidelines.

It has not but been reported whether or not the shooter legally obtained the gun used within the taking pictures.

People walking in line with hands up next to an Allen, Texas, police cruiser.

Folks increase their fingers as they depart a shopping mall following experiences of a taking pictures on Might 6, 2023, in Allen, Texas.

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Authorities responded to a taking pictures at Allen Premium Shops — a mall close to Dallas, Texas — round 3:40 p.m, Insider reported. Allen Hearth Division Chief Jonathan Boyd informed a press convention that seven individuals have been discovered lifeless on the scene, whereas two extra died after being transported to hospital.

Seven others have been additionally injured, based on the hearth chief. WFAA-TV reported that a number of the victims might embrace kids.  

Information has proven that between 1966 to 2019, 77% of mass shooters bought at the least a number of the weapons used within the shootings legally, based on the Nationwide Institute of Justice.

There have been at the least 199 mass shootings in america to this point in 2023, based on the Gun Violence Archive.