Hoyer displays image of Marjorie Taylor Greene holding gun in Facebook post and asks colleagues, 'Tell me what message you think it sends'

In a speech on the House floor Thursday, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer held up a sign showing a Facebook post by then-House candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene that has since been taken down. The image shows GOP Rep. Greene posing with a gun next to photos of Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib.

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STENY HOYER: Mr Speaker, I urge my colleagues to look at this image. I heard about motherhood today. Two of those women between them have six children. They're mothers. One of them does not have children. And she's come to this body asking for more housing for people, for more healthcare for people, for more income for people.

How awful. And they're not The Squad. They're Ilhan, they're Alexandria, and they're Rashida. They are people. They are our colleagues. And yes, you may have disagreements. But I don't know anybody, including Steve King who you've precluded from going on committees for much less.

And this is an AR-15 in the hands of Ms. Greene. This was on Facebook just a few months ago. That is a message of peace and reconciliation and peaceful democratic dialogue. The squad's worst enemy, AR-15, in hand.

- Sounds like the gun [INAUDIBLE].

STENY HOYER: I have never ever seen that before. Is this a precedent-setting event? It is. Because the conduct, the tweeting, the QAnon Association, I heard the disavowal of QAnon. I learned more.

AR-15, Squad's worst nightmare. Is that what it was intended to do, that each one of these ladies would have a nightmare about somebody with a gun, an AR-15, can carry up to a clip of 60 bullets? I urge my colleagues to look at that image and tell me what message you think it sends.