Marjorie Greene Tweets Satire Story As Real During Monday Meltdown

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is continuing to characterize criticism that she’s facing as part of some kind of existential anti-conservative threat, as though her repeated past expressions of apparent support for executing prominent Democrats somehow don’t warrant serious action. That’s not even where her unhinged past rhetoric ends — at various points, she also cast doubt on the reality of school shootings, followed a survivor of the 2018 Parkland shooting through the streets of D.C. like some kind of weird stalker, and once even shared an image of herself with a gun next to images of progressive women of color in Congress like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). In a caption for that image, Greene spoke of a desire to launch an “offensive.”

On Monday, Greene shared the following self-important message on Twitter:

‘After spending decades selling the American people out, the Swamp and the Fake News want you to believe that after being in office for 35 days that I’m the “greatest threat” to America. The real reason I’m the “greatest threat” is that I’m one of you, and they hate me for it.’

It’s staggering for Greene to act as though the criticism that she has faced is part of some kind of anti-conservative plot. Greene expressed support for the murder of her political opponents. There’s no way around the dangerous vitriol of that rhetoric, and pointing out this problem doesn’t somehow equate to being unfairly mean to conservatives! In recent remarks on the House floor, Greene distanced herself from past rhetoric, but she made a bizarre attempt to deflect responsibility for her own thoughts and actions. As she put it, she was “allowed to believe” falsehoods like the QAnon conspiracy theory, as though she herself was somehow not the one in control of her own behavior.

On Twitter this Monday, Greene also seemed unaware that the website The Babylon Bee, which has a sizable internet presence, is satirical — although the site’s Twitter bio says that it delivers “Fake news you can trust.” Greene retweeted a post from the right-wing site in which it mocked trans athletes with the (satirical) headline: “High School Runner Not Feeling Great About Her Chances Against The Girl With The Beard.” Greene added the following comment without apparent awareness of the satire:

‘Gee, I wonder why?’

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Greene also posted a bizarrely threatening rant against Republicans who oppose Trump, insisting that these particular GOP’ers “seal their own fate,” which has a pretty clear violent undertone.

Check out Twitter’s response to Greene’s vitriol below:

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