Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican representative from Georgia, has gotten lot of (fair and warranted) ridicule recently for her theory that “Jewish space lasers” started the devastating 2018 California wildfires. Every other Republican member of Congress, when Slate demanded to know if they agreed, either denied the claim or refused to dignify it with a response. She’s been spouting so many QAnon conspiracy theories that “Saturday Night Live” ridiculed it in their season’s cold open, “What Still Works” (hint: it’s not government):
Can we take a moment and reflect on the fact that this person works in Congress, and is supposed to represent and protect her constituents? How is this even happening? Let’s take a look at some of the batshit (and patently harmful) things she believes …
Regular QAnon Craziness Marjorie Taylor Greene Believes
We all know QAnon thinks that a cabal of rich Hollywood actors, prominent Democrats, and super rich people (mostly Jewish) hold Satanic rituals, engage in child trafficking, pedophilia, murder, and organ harvesting. Donald Trump was supposed to suddenly rise up and expose it all! Except, he didn’t. Yet.
What started as a loose set of conspiracy theories on message boards fed off Donald Trump’s lies to become what The Conversation calls “an extremist religio-political philosophy.” It’s not so much politics as a cult, and people have lost family members to it.
QAnon folks were a major part of storming the Capitol — with Marjorie Taylor Greene in the lead. She called January 6th the Republicans’ “1776 moment” before the insurrection, met with Trump to discuss overturning election results, and was photographed wearing a “Stop the Steal” mask, all according to The New York Times. She was also a representative calling for vote recounts.
It’s so bad Democrats have called for her removal. But that would require two-thirds of the House to agree — around seventy Republicans would have to cross party lines to vote, and that, NPR points out, could leave them vulnerable to primary challengers.
House Majority leader Nancy Pelosi has been especially vocal about removing her. After all, Greene said “a bullet in the head would be quicker” to deal with the leader in Facebook posts from 2019, according to CNN.
Let’s See How Deep This Rabbit Hole Really Goes
But it doesn’t stop there.
Greene believes that the Parkland shooting, which killed which killed 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day in 2018, was a hoax. Of survivor David Hogg, now 20, she said in April 2019 that, “He is very trained. He’s like a dog. He’s completely trained,” according to NBC. She “gleefully” reports that when she’s seen him, he’s “run away” from her.
Media Matters provides screenshots to posts, since deleted, in which Greene agrees with a statement over the Parkland sheriff receiving a pension that “It’s called a pay off to keep his mouth shut since it was a false flag shooting.” “Exactly!” Greene replies with an angry emoji. “False flag” is a term used by QAnon and other conspiracy theorists to denote an event that either didn’t happen, or was planned.
CNN reports that Greene also wrote for the now-defunct site American Truth Seekers, which called the 2018 shooting “a massive false flag.”
Media Matters also reports that Greene provides screenshots of Greene liking a Facebook post on her page that claims “Sandy Hook was a “STAGGED [sic] SHOOTING.” Greene replies “That is all true.”
However, she allegedly spoke with one mother of a Parkland victim’s mother recently and assured her that she did not hold any of those views, says NBC.
Greene Says 9/11… Well, A Lot About 9/11
According to Politfact, in a 2018 video, Greene was speaking to the American Priority Conference (conservative) and said, “the so-called plane that crashed into the Pentagon. It’s odd there’s never any evidence shown for a plane in the Pentagon, but anyways, I won’t — I’m not going to dive into the 9/11 conspiracy.”
In the same post Greene liked which claims Sandy Hook was staged also says, 9/11 “was done by our own gov[ernment].” Remember, she says, “That is all true.”
She’s since backed off all of this, according to Media Matters, saying that, ““Some people claimed a missile hit the Pentagon. I now know that is not correct. The problem is our government lies to us so much to protect the Deep State, it’s hard sometimes to know what is real and what is not.”
Greene Calls Pride Flags “Hate America Flags”
According to LGBTQ Nation, Greene is currently co-sponsoring a bill that would ban all U.S. Embassies from flying anything but the American Flag. Sounds innocuous? She’s said the bill would “prevent Hate America flags from flying over American embassies.” This so-called “Old Glory Only” Bill is a direct response to embassies around the world flying Pride flags in an attempt to support for LGBTQ rights in places where they, frankly, don’t exist.
She said that Biden’s state department has allowed embassies to fly a flag that “doesn’t represent the majority of Americans,” a response to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken saying that embassies could fly the Pride flag again, something banned during the Trump administration.
But Chill. She’s On The Education Committee
Despite her claims of election fraud, Jewish space lasers, false school shootings, faked 9/11 conspiracy theories, and QAnon bullshit we can’t even begin to delve into (like Pizzagate. Like Hilary killing JFK Junior. The list goes on…), Greene was appointed to the House Education Committee.
And there’s not a damn thing we can do about it.
Nancy Pelosi, who sort of can do a damn thing about it as House Majority Leader, has denounced the action of House Republican leaders. “Assigning her to the education committee, when she has mocked the killing of little children” at those schools, “what could they be thinking, or is thinking too generous a word for what they might be doing,” she said, according to the AP.
Other leaders have called for her removal from the education committee:
But Republicans Are Starting to Speak Out
According to The New York Times, Mitch McConnell issued a no-name rebuke February 1st, saying that “loony lies and conspiracy theories” were a “cancer” on the Republican party. “Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality.” However, he failed to actually name Greene in his statement, though everyone sort of knew who he was talking about.
The Guardian reports that on February 2nd, Republican senator Todd Young said that, “The people of her congressional district, it’s their prerogative if they want to abase themselves by voting to elect someone who indulges in… all manner of other nonsense… In terms of the divisions within our party, she’s not even part of the conversation, as far as I’m concerned.” Meanwhile, Mitt Romney has said, “Our big tent is not large enough to both accommodate conservatives and kooks.”
But we still can’t do anything about her being in Congress, unless the Republicans unite to recall her.
We’re trapped with Greene in Congress until Republicans get it together and recall her crazy ass.
This is simply not okay. The things that Greene believes aren’t just bonkers, they are extremely dangerous. They are racist AF. They promote (and celebrate) violence. And they downplay and deny actual tragedies and traumas that have happened in America.
This is not someone who should be allowed to have a Twitter account, let alone work in government. What have we come to, America?
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