Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Now Predicting ‘Firing Squads’ For Americans


For those concerned with stability, it’s a tragedy that this even is newsworthy, but it’s the unfortunately simple fact that these figures remain close to positions of even greater governmental power, so here we go.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) — known already for trumpeting bizarre conspiracy theories and antagonizing a whole host of political opponents — is now strangely predicting “firing squads” for Americans. She made the remarks in the context of Thursday outrage over the House setting aside a censure resolution she’d brought forward targeting Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), who Greene has — also bizarrely — accused of supporting the foreign terror organization Hamas. Tlaib, who is Palestinian, does not support Hamas, and there’s no apparent indication she’s expressed such support. Vociferously sharing support for the Palestinian people is not the same.

Greene was specifically responding to some of the Republican opposition she faced in pushing her proposed censure. “Until you force the enemies to live by the same rules, they’re going to keep stomping our faces in the pavement. Chip Roy will be reciting his powdered wig soliloquies as Americans are marched to the firing squads,” Greene proclaimed Thursday on Twitter.

Needless to say, there is no real-world indication of firing squads being turned broadly against Americans at any reasonably foreseeable point. The out-of-touch nature of these remarks mirrors other conspiracy theory-driven commentary from Greene’s corner, though. She keeps insisting, for instance, that leading Democrats are actual Communists, which reveals an extreme lack of basic understanding on her part regarding the actual definition of that ideology.

It’s not just Greene, though. Former President Donald Trump has also used the “Communist” moniker against his opponents, and he’s also compared those opposing him to Nazis… which is something different, just to be clear. It remains ironic that Republicans carry the perception of Democrats as fragile and “snowflakes” when this is the kind of stuff their leaders obsessively do.