Jim Acosta Makes Marjorie Greene Look Dumb On Sidewalk Near Capitol


Among text conversations that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows turned over to House riot committee investigators is a message from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) raising the possibility of imposing martial law. “In our private chat with only Members, several are saying the only way to save our Republic is for Trump to call for Marshall law. I don’t know on those things. I just wanted you to tell him,” Greene said, misspelling the relevant topic. She didn’t appear to personally endorse martial law, but she was clearly ferrying details about the possibility to the then-White House chief of staff, giving the hypothetical scenario a signal boost. CNN’s Jim Acosta questioned Greene about the text this week — and Greene utterly melted down. The whole exchange unfolded on a sidewalk as Acosta, Greene, and at least a couple of other people walked along.

After Greene complained about the characterization of her presented on Acosta’s show, the CNN journalist replied: “Well we’re just trying to get some answers. Did you send a text asking for the president to declare martial law? Did you do that?” Greene responded, “I don’t recall those being my text messages, but have you read the text message that you’re referring to?.. if you read it correctly, Jim, your problem is, is you’re lying again right now. It says, ‘I do not know on those things.’ That’s what that text message actually says. Why don’t you be honest?” Acosta got past Greene’s argument and asked why she’d even raise the prospect of martial law… and she didn’t exactly have a coherent answer. Greene called Acosta “one of those liars on television.” Her theatrics demonstrate just how vapid so much of the far-right actually is. They think they’re clever but are just yelling like maniacs.

Eventually, Acosta got out the text and read it after Greene aggressively told him to “quote the supposed text message.” Greene never really answered Acosta’s original question of why she’d even raise the possibility of martial law. Embarrassingly, she just belligerently ranted as though she had something substantive to say, yelling at one point: “You’re lying. You’re a liar. You know why people do not like you? Because you’re a liar. Why do you want to lie on television for your viewers?” Greene, notably, doesn’t have a solid grasp of reality herself. For instance, she’s been among the backers of the utterly bonkers, ludicrous notion that Trump was the rightful winner of the 2020 election — a claim that, to be true, would require a historically expansive conspiracy to have unfolded across the country, no doubt involving thousands of people. Where are the people involved in the imaginary fraud, Marjorie? Who coordinated it? Acosta asked Greene why she was being so remarkably defensive, and she didn’t really have an answer for that either.

Eventually, mere seconds after belting out, “Nope, we’re done,” Greene laughably added: “Stop harassing me.” If you didn’t want to be questioned by journalists after being caught sending a text to the then-White House chief of staff about the prospect of imposing martial law days before a presidential inauguration, maybe you should just resign, Marjorie. To call her childish would seem like an insult to children. Watch footage of the encounter — shared by Greene — below:

In case Greene deletes it, here’s more footage from Thursday: