Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is once again under fire for comments she made on her podcast.
This week’s controversy is over statements she made about parents of non-biological children, and would apply to families that have children through adoption, second marriages, and some fertility treatments.
In a discussion about family values, Greene made the following comments:
Children are in the greatest danger in America today because traditional family values are being destroyed—the idea that mom and dad together, not fake mom and fake dad, but the biological mom and biological dad, can raise their children together and do what’s right for their children.Marjorie Taylor Greene
The remarks immediately drew criticism from adoptive parents and adopted children nationwide.
Greene Represents Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.
About The Georgia 14th: According to the U.S. Census, District 14 is 85.3% white and has a median household income of $42,700. The district has a high school graduation rate of 79.1% and a college graduation rate of 16.6%. The district includes Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Polk, Walker and Whitfield Counties as well as part of Pickens County and Cobb County.
This article is part of an ongoing series highlighting statements by public officials called The Public Record, where we present recent quotes by public officials or candidates. You may not be able to attend every public meeting or see every occasion where your representatives speak, but you still have a right to know what your representatives and those who hope to represent you have been saying.
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