Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), an incendiary first-term Congresswoman, isn’t exactly taking well to recent criticism that she has faced. The criticism hasn’t emerged spontaneously — rather, among other examples of her vitriolic behavior, CNN recently revealed that Greene repeatedly expressed apparent support for executing prominent Democrats on social media. In one instance, Greene was caught on camera characterizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as guilty of a “crime punishable by death.” Elsewhere, Greene repeatedly expressed apparent agreement with Facebook commenters characterizing the 2018 Parkland shooting as a “false flag planned shooting” and “fake.”
In a Sunday Twitter message, Greene frenetically spoke of “the list of the anti-Trump pedos and associates,” an imaginary list that she said would “likely contain all of the people currently frothing with MTG hate.” She commented, in full, as follows:
‘What would the list of the anti-Trump pedos and associates look like? It would likely contain all of the people currently frothing with MTG hate. List though. Isn’t that what they do? They put us all on list. After me, they are coming for more Republicans on their list.’
What would the list of the anti-Trump pedos and associates look like?
It would likely contain all of the people currently frothing with MTG hate.
Isn’t that what they do?
They put us all on list.
After me, they are coming for more Republicans on their list. https://t.co/SQJdnSHJ2M
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) February 1, 2021
Is Marjorie Taylor Greene… scared of lists? What list is she even trying to talk about? Does she imagine that there’s some kind of secret list of Republicans that’s shared among imaginary Democratic conspirators? Why would they even need to make a list? The political affiliation of people in Congress isn’t exactly a secret. There’s no secret guide that’s necessary to ascertain whether, say, Lindsey Graham is a Republican. In short, Greene’s comments are paranoid rambling that have little apparent connection to reality. Also, why is she referring to herself in the third person via her initials?
She was replying to a post that appeared to reference John Weaver, one of the co-founders of the anti-Trump conservative group known as The Lincoln Project, who “for years sent unsolicited and sexually provocative messages online to young men, often while suggesting he could help them get work in politics,” as summarized by The New York Times. These messages included communications with a teenager.
Suggesting that Weaver’s behavior is somehow automatically representative of the anti-Trump movement in American politics as a whole is ridiculous and ignorant — although such an assertion underpins the unhinged QAnon movement, for which Greene previously expressed support. The delusional QAnon conspiracy theory alleges that numerous top Democrats are secretly cannibals and Satanists, and Greene once said that she was “very excited about that now there’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take this global cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles out.”