Officer Who Defended Capitol Pushes For Marjorie Greene’s Removal From Office


In recent remarks on Twitter, Aquilino Gonell suggested Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) needs to be removed from office for her perceived role in inciting the violence of January 6.

Gonell joined the crowds of officers defending the Capitol that day, and he has since had to leave his duties amid the fallout of serious physical injuries. Meanwhile, Greene has helped promote falsehoods about the 2020 presidential election — something she’s actually still doing. In a just recent proceeding in Congress that ostensibly dealt with the handling of elections in Washington, D.C., she again shared a claimed story involving her then-husband supposedly heading to a polling place to find an absentee ballot he didn’t recognize had supposedly been returned in his name.

Even in Greene’s telling, her husband was still able to cast his actual ballot, and a past spokesperson for the Georgia Secretary of State’s office has previously said four absentee ballot-related complaints were made in Greene’s husband’s county. That’s no conspiracy.

Greene, though, has kept going. Writing alongside a link to a story about Couy Griffin, a New Mexico official booted from office in connection to his involvement in January 6, Gonell said online: “Now do Trump and the house representatives and senators who help set up January 6th: Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-AL), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Mo Brooks (R-AL), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), and Andy Biggs (R-AZ).” Trump has also continued to propagate lies about the 2020 election, while both he and Greene have also provided relatively consistent support for the January 6 participants accused — or convicted — of attacking and injuring officers like Gonell.