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MTG Asks For The Media To 'Respect Our Privacy' Amid Her Divorce—And The Hypocrisy Is Rich

MTG Asks For The Media To 'Respect Our Privacy' Amid Her Divorce—And The Hypocrisy Is Rich
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Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene was accused of hypocrisy after she asked for the media to "respect our privacy" after her husband Perry filed for divorce on Wednesday, September 28.

Perry Greene said the marriage is “irretrievably broken,” according to court documents.

He has asked the Floyd County Superior Court to seal the divorce proceedings “because the parties’ significant privacy interest in sealing the records outweighs the public’s miniscule interest in access to said records.”

After Perry Greene said in a statement he and his soon to be ex-wife "will continue to focus on our 3 incredible kids and their future endeavors and our friendship," Representative Greene asked “the media respect our privacy at this time."

However, Greene was criticized by people who pointed out she supported moves that reduce the privacy of American citizens, such as the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade that imperils previously established precedent regarding reproductive healthcare decisions.

Others have pointed out Greene has not respected the privacy of survivors of the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Perhaps most infamously, Greene has held a vendetta against gun control activist David Hogg, who became a national face for the movement after surviving the shooting.

The tension between Hogg and Greene came to a head after a video of Greene heckling Hogg went viral. Greene followed Hogg in the street and accused him of "using your lobby and the money behind it and the kids to try to take away my Second Amendment rights."

Hogg criticized Greene for reducing school shootings to conspiracies though he said he is not concerned with the remarks Greene made about him.

Instead, he called on her to apologize to “the real people that she offended, which are the families in Parkland and Las Vegas and Sandy Hook that have a permanently empty bedroom, that have a permanently empty place at the dinner table," which Greene has not done.

Greene was called out for her hypocrisy.

In his divorce petition, Perry Greene requests an equitable division of the pair’s assets and debt. He notes that he and his wife have already separated.

Greene has already signed a document included in the Floyd County court docket confirming receipt of her husband’s divorce filings.