Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), a controversial first-term Congresswoman, issued an unhinged public statement on Friday in which she complained about criticism that she has faced. Recently, CNN released a report detailing how Greene expressed apparent support for executing prominent Democrats via her Facebook account, and footage also recently emerged showing Greene following Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg and others through the streets in D.C., hurling insults along the way. In another instance, Greene was caught on camera insisting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is guilty of a “crime punishable by death.”
Greene characterized the criticism that she has faced over these incidents and other behavior as the work of a “mob,” and — utilizing clearly militarized, violent language in her Friday message to supporters — she insisted that “reinforcements are on the way” for Trump supporters across the nation. This cultish language recently culminated in deadly rioting at the U.S. Capitol, but Greene seems undeterred in her effort to radicalize American political discussions.
Greene belligerently ranted, in part, as follows:
‘While big PACs and powerful corporations refuse to donate to Republicans and cave to the vicious cancel culture mob, the people have my back. The same 75 million people who voted for President Trump… I will never back down. I will never give up. Because I am one of you. And I will always represent you. I take all of these slings and arrows gladly for you. I take them for our America First movement so that we can save our country and stop socialism… If Republicans cower to the mob, and let the Democrats and fake news media take me out, they’re opening the door to come after every single Republican until there’s none left.’
Donald Trump did not get 75 million votes — his total from the 2020 election rounds to 74 million. Check out Greene’s statement below:
A Message to the Mob from Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene pic.twitter.com/bdbG4OGrlK
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 29, 2021
Her assessment of current circumstances is utterly detached from reality. She is actively cultivating the radicalization of her supporters via her characterization of her political opponents as a “mob” that intends to “come after every single Republican until there’s none left,” which is delusional. She’s making up a threat and admonishing her supporters to fight it. Greene’s insistence that Democrats pose some kind of existential — and maybe even physical! — threat to Republicans lays the groundwork for incidents like the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by frenzied Trump supporters.
In one of the final lines of her statement, Greene insisted that “MAGA reinforcements are on the way.” Check out Twitter’s response to her incitement below: