Anti-gun activist David Hogg interrupted the House hearing during comments from a Republican lawmaker that he claimed echoed the racist talking points used by mass shooters.
According to The Hill:
March For Our Lives co-founder David Hogg interrupted a House Judiciary committee hearing Wednesday on an assault weapons ban, accusing pro-gun lawmakers of using racist talking points to oppose gun control legislation.
Hogg, who is also a Parkland school shooting survivor, interrupted comments from Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) that Americans should be armed against an “invasion on our Southern border.”
“The shooter at my high school: anti-Semitic, anti-Black and racist. The shooter in El Paso described it as an invasion,” Hoggs shouted at Biggs, referring to a 2019 shooting at a Texas Walmart, as he was escorted from the committee room.
“Those guns are coming from the United States of America. They aren’t coming from Mexico,” he added. “You are reiterating the points of a mass shooter, sir.”
After Hogg was removed, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said, “I just want to respect the gentleman who could not take it anymore and had to express himself. I acknowledge his pain.”