On Saturday, the incendiary first-term Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) announced that she had spoken with ex-President Donald Trump and had his support. Recently, some of Greene’s bizarre and dangerous past sentiments have resurfaced, including repeated expressions of apparent support for the execution of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). On one occasion, on video, Greene characterized Pelosi as guilty of a “crime punishable by death.” On other occasions, Greene agreed with Facebook commenters who characterized the 2018 Parkland shooting as a “false flag planned shooting” and “fake.”
Within the Republican Party, no meaningfully substantive pushback against Greene’s antics has emerged. On Saturday, she commented on Twitter, in part, as follows:
‘I had a GREAT call with my all time favorite POTUS, President Trump! I’m so grateful for his support and more importantly the people of this country are absolutely 100% loyal to him because he is 100% loyal to the people and America First. You can never beat him because We The People have his back. The blood thirsty media and the socialists hate America Democrats are attacking me now just like they always attack President Trump… America Last policies are policies for sell outs and losers! In these divisive times, real leaders must be determined and strong to be able to withstand the rabid mob that preys on weakness in order to get their way, which is to destroy our country.’
Her comment that “the people” of the United States are “absolutely 100% loyal” to Donald Trump sounds stunningly cultish. She’s talking as though Trump is somehow still a legitimate leader of the United States in some capacity, no matter the fact that he’s currently an ex-president living at a lavish resort while investigations target his business operations. Why would Americans be “absolutely 100% loyal” to an ex-president? She sounds as though she’s barely a step away from openly declaring Donald Trump to still be the legitimate leader of the United States, which would be a seditious fantasy.
Subsequently, Greene claimed that Democratic leaders “promoted, supported, cheered, and funded deadly violent Antifa/BLM riots that burned cities, attacked our police” and more, but she is a liar. No matter how many times that Republicans push similar nonsensical claims, the reality that top Democrats repeatedly publicly condemned violence in all its forms will not change. Discussing the National Guard presence in D.C., Greene whined, “[Where] was this type of protection for all of the people and American cities that have been ravaged over the last year?”.. as though heavily equipped personnel didn’t repeatedly and very visibly confront rioters in the streets during the period in question.
Check out her rambling statement below:
See Twitter’s response below: