Radio host Joe Pagliarulo excuses Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's mass shooting conspiracy theories: “There's nothing wrong with asking questions.”

In an interview with Greene, Pagliarulo defended her 2019 confrontation with anti-gun violence activist David Hogg

Joe Pagliarulo: "It appears as though you are asking questions and there's nothing wrong with asking questions."

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Citation From the February 9, 2021, edition of Compass Media Networks' The Joe Pags Show

JOE PAGLIARULO (HOST): I've defended you as well and I've defended you from this angle. I've seen what you've said. I've watched the video with you and David Hogg. I've watched the video of you questioning what happened in Las Vegas. I know some of the things that you've said, and I know that basically to me, as a former journalist, it appears as though you are asking questions and there's nothing wrong with asking questions. You're allowed to say-- look, to this day, representative, I don't really know what happened in Las Vegas. I'm not a conspiracy guy, but I would like to know how one guy pulled that off. And I don't know what it is, and those who attacked you, my response to them was , Well do you know something I don't know? Because these questions are valid. When it comes to questioning what happens in these school shootings, how are these people allowed in, those are valid questions as well. And when David Hogg becomes a public representative of an anti-Second Amendment movement, why can't you ask him questions about that? People have said you harassed him, that you were giving a poor teenager a hard time. He was in Washington to meet with senators. He was there to go speak against the Second Amendment. So how do you balance that? Because some of the things you've said, I think you've already walked away from, which you should, but the other things you've said are simply questions Americans want answers to. How do you make that balance?

REP. MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE (R-GA): Well it's simple, it's good to admit when you're wrong and that's why this past week I did admit that I was wrong and certain things I said, I shouldn't have said and I walked away from those things. But like you said there's nothing wrong with asking questions and I'm a very ordinary American. I am the type of person that never planned on running for Congress and I was upset with the Russian collusion conspiracy lies we were hearing every day on the news.

PAGLIARULO: They were all lies, yeah.

GREENE: They were all lies, and I was someone that just wanted to know, like you said, how did one person murder so many people in Las Vegas? So I did, I asked a lot of questions, and I talked about it, and I read about it, and that’s what I am being publicly persecuted for. But I'm okay with that because I am okay with admitting when I've done something wrong, but I don't think asking questions is wrong. And for David Hogg, he was, he was there in Washington with the organization March for Our Lives which is funded by Bloomberg’s big anti-gun groups. He was going from senator's office to senator's office pushing for anti-gun control. He was pushing for bills to be passed that would take away our gun rights and he was over 18 at the time. I looked up his birthday because if he had been still in high school or had been under 18, I would never have spoken to him.