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    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene denied encouraging violence on January 6 as she took the stand Friday in a Georgia courtroom for an administrative hearing for the case to have her thrown off the ballot.  'I was asking people to come for a peaceful march, which everyone is entitled to do under their First Amendment,' Greene said in the Atlanta courtroom, with political ally Rep. Matt Gaetz seated in the audience. 'But I was not asking them to actively engage in violence or any type of action.' A handful of Greene's constituents have sued to prevent her re-election, alleging her participation in the January 6 Capitol attack.   Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene denied encouraging violence on January 6 as she took the stand Friday in a Georgia courtroom for an administrative hearing for the case to have her thrown off the ballot Judge Charles Beaudrot speaks to participants in the courtroom at the Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene hearing on Friday in Atlanta  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene sits in an Atlanta courtroom Friday for a hearing about a lawsuit filed by Georgia voters saying...
    Former President Donald Trump on Thursday blasted Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and reinforced his support for GOP challenger David Perdue. Additionally, the former president connected Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to an effort to remove Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA-14) from the ballot. Recently, a judge allowed a contest to proceed to remove Greene from the ballot because of her role in the January 6 attack on the Capitol. The group is utilizing a section of the Fourteenth Amendment that details individuals who “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion” cannot serve in Congress. Under Georgia law, a contest to a candidate’s qualifications may be filed with the state, giving Raffensperger the final determination. “The Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, and Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, perhaps in collusion with the Radical Left Democrats, have allowed a horrible thing to happen to a very popular Republican, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. She is now going through hell in their attempt to unseat her, just more of an election mess in Georgia, including the fact that they will still allow easily...
    A primary challenger to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is accusing the outspoken lawmaker of ignoring her constituents while 'throwing bombs' at both parties in Congress -- and Greene's opponent claims to have some support on Capitol Hill. A battle is brewing in Georgia's 14th Congressional District, where two candidates for the House of Representatives are strikingly similar in policy -- but Greene's challenger believes the lawmaker has a 'pattern' of ignoring her voters.  And they're competing over who can be a better representative of Donald Trump's values in Congress, setting up an unusual battle in a faction of the GOP outside of the greater war for the party's future. The former president swept the district in 2020 by more than 48 points over Joe Biden. Businesswoman Jennifer Strahan conceded 'there's certainly going to be some overlap in terms of things that we believe or stand for' with the GOP incumbent. But she told DailyMail.com she's heard frustrations from numerous voters within Greene's district who feel largely unattended to -- including multiple former members of the military. 'We have one...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) recently took aim at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) over his support of a bipartisan deal that opened the door for Congress to raise the United States' debt ceiling. On Wednesday, December 14, the Georgia lawmaker took to Twitter to lash out at the top-ranking Republican lawmaker describing him as President Joe Biden's "bitch." "The House of Representatives is voting after midnight tonight because @LeaderMcConnell allowed Democrats to bi-pass the filibuster and ram through the debt ceiling increase to $31.5 TRILLION," she tweeted. "Mitch is Biden's bitch." The House of Representatives is voting after midnight tonight because @LeaderMcConnell allowed Democrats to bi-pass the filibuster and ram through the debt ceiling increase to $31.5 TRILLION.\n\nMitch is Biden\u2019s bitch. — Marjorie Taylor Greene \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1639544012 Greene's remarks follow McConnell's decision to side with Senate Democrats on raising the debt ceiling or legislative limit for the debt amount the U.S. Treasury Department can handle in order to make payments on governmental debt that has already been incurred. According to Newsweek, Congressional leaders...
    Controversial Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) blasted fellow members of the GOP caucus after hearing rumors that they would support the "Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework." Speaker Nancy Pelosi has scheduled a vote for Thursday evening, but dozens of House Democrats have vowed to vote against the bill until the other half of President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" agenda — the reconciliation bill — gets a vote. Pelosi is not known as a legislator leader who will schedule votes on bills that lack the support to pass, leaving some to wonder if she has rounded up enough Republican support to pass the bill without the support of House progressives. When the bill was voted on in the Senate in August, it passed 69-to-30 with 19 Republicans joining a united Democratic caucus in supporting the $1.2 trillion legislation. "Rumor on Capitol Hill is Republicans, not Democrats, are surrendering to Nancy Pelosi's pressure. It's pathetic that some Republicans are going to pass Biden's communist takeover," Greene said of the bipartisan bill, adding the hashtag #SurrenderCaucus. She went even further on Steve Bannon's podcast,...
    By Richard Cowan | Reuters WASHINGTON – Republican U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene publicly apologized on Monday for her remarks last month comparing COVID-19 mask requirements and vaccinations to the Nazi Holocaust that killed 6 million Jews. “I have made a mistake and it’s really bothered me for a couple weeks now,” Greene told a news conference. She added that “there’s nothing comparable” to the Holocaust and “I know the words I stated were hurtful and for that I am very sorry.” The news conference came amid calls from some Democrats to censure Greene for her Holocaust remarks. Her comments had also been denounced by Republican congressional leaders. She said she had visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum earlier on Monday. She also mentioned that when she was 19 years old, she visited the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland where more than 1 million Jews were murdered by the Nazis. It was not the first time the 47-year-old congresswoman from Georgia, who arrived in Congress in January, had roiled the waters in Washington. In February, the Democratic-led House of...
    Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in what witnesses described as an aggressive encounter outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon during which she accused the Democrat of supporting terrorists. It prompted a complaint by Ocasio-Cortez’s to authorities to ensure Congress remained “a safe, civil place for all members and staff.” The episode erupted on Wednesday afternoon after Ocasio-Cortez had criticized the Biden administration's stance on Israel. QAnon sympathizer Marjorie Taylor Greene accused Democrat Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez of supporting 'terrorists' in an aggressive confrontation outside the House chamber on Wednesday As Ocasio-Cortez left the House chamber Greene shouted "Hey Alexandria" twice to get her attention, according to Washington Post journalists who saw the confrontation. Greene tried to catch up to the New York representative, asking why she supports antifa and Black Lives Matter, describing them as ‘terrorist’ groups. She then accused the left-wing Democrat of failing to defend her ‘radical socialist’ beliefs and refusing to debate her face-to-face. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Rep. Ilhan Omar accuses Israel of 'terrorism' after...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-G announced an effort Sunday to expel Rep. Maxine Waters from Congress after she told protesters in Minnesota to "get more confrontational" if Derek Chauvin isn't convicted of murdering George Floyd. In a statement released by her office, Taylor Greene accused the California Congresswoman of inciting "Black Lives Matter domestic terrorists to fire gunshots at National Guardsmen in Minnesota" after she spoke in Brooklyn Center, which has become a flashpoint for protests following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.  "I'll be introducing a resolution to expel Rep. Maxine Waters from Congress for her continual incitement of violence," a statement from Taylor Greene's office reads. REPUBLICANS SLAM MAXINE WATERS FOR TELLING RIOTERS TO GET 'CONFRONTATIONAL' Waters told reporters on Saturday that if former police officer Chauvin isn't found guilty of murdering Floyd, "We've got to stay on the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational. We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business." Waters said she was "hopeful" Chauvin would be convicted of murder, but if he isn't, "we cannot go away."  Taylor Greene called Waters "a...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on February 5, 2021. Susan Walsh/AP Fitness brand CrossFit, a staple of Marjorie Taylor Greene's political brand, is distancing from the Republican. A spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that the company is against Greene's conspiracy theories. CrossFit's statement comes after the House voted to strip Greene of her committee assignments. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Fitness brand CrossFit has publicly disavowed Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene over the Republican previous support for QAnon, conspiracy theories about school shootings, and past support for executions of Democrats.  "CrossFit supports respectful fact-based political dialogue to address our common challenges, and we strongly oppose the loathsome and dangerous lies attributed to Ms. Greene," Andrew Weinstein, a spokesperson for CrossFit, told BuzzFeed News, the outlet reported on Monday.  Weinstein did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.  The congresswoman has frequently referenced her relationship to CrossFit throughout her campaign and after her election to Congress last fall. In 2013, she became the co-owner of a CrossFit affiliate...
    February 25, 2021 3:29 PM | 15 minutes 15 minutes. This Thursday, the struggle between congressmen Marjorie Taylor Greene and Marie Newman was a trend within the framework of the Equality Law that is being discussed in the Lower House. This Wednesday, Taylor Greene hung a poster on the outside wall of his office that reads: “There are two genders: Male and female. Trust the science.” The action of the Georgia Republican It came after the Democratic representative from Illinois placed a transgender pride flag outside her office. The offices of both legislators are located opposite each other. Marie Newman She has a transsexual daughter and has been one of the main promoters of the Equality Act in Congress. From the hallways to Twitter Later, the dispute jumped from the halls of the Capitol to Twitter, where both posted videos discrediting the position of their rival. Newman posted a message in which she stated that “our neighbor, Rep. Taylor Greene, tries to block the Equality Act because she believes that prohibiting discrimination against trans-Americans is disgusting, immoral and evil...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) — Embattled Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has been stripped of her committee assignments after being the subject of controversy in recent weeks. It all stems from comments, behavior and social media activity Greene engaged in before being elected to office. Greene has expressed support for QAnon and various conspiracy theories, including one conspiracy theory that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland two years ago was a so-called false-flag operation. The uproar over Greene’s past behavior led to calls for her to be removed from her committee assignments. She spoke on the House floor Thursday in an effort to prevent being stripped of those assignments. Greene explained coming across QAanon a few years ago and becoming interested in posts related the group. “The problem with that is though is I was allowed to believe things that weren’t true. And I would ask questions, questions about them and talk about them. And that is absolutely what I regret, because if it weren’t for the Facebook posts and comments that I liked in 2018, I wouldn’t be standing...
    During a GOP conference on Wednesday, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized to her fellow Republican lawmakers for her past remarks, which included endorsing violence against Democratic leaders and espousing conspiracy theories about mass shootings, as reported by The Hill. The closed-door meeting, Greene told her colleagues that she did believe that school shootings were real and apologized for supporting the QAnon conspiracy in the past. Greene’s reported private behavior is quite different from the public persona she has displayed while facing the growing controversy. She had previously refused to back down from her past claims and bragged about how much money her notoriety allowed her to raise, boasting she received $175,000 in donations on Wednesday, as reported by CBS News. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy released a statement prior to Greene’s apology, announcing that he won’t commit to punishing the Georgia lawmaker for her past actions and criticizing Democrats for putting forward a resolution that would remove her from her committee assignments. “I understand that Marjorie’s comments have caused deep wounds to many and as a result, I offered...
    Freshman Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, whose past remarks endorsing violence against Democratic leaders and espousing conspiracy theories about mass shootings may cost her committee assignments, addressed the GOP conference Wednesday evening to express remorse for those comments. She told Republican colleagues she believes school shootings are real and called them "awful," and apologized for her past support for QAnon conspiracy theories, according to two sources familiar with the meeting.  Greene's private comments to her colleagues -- who also have the power to strip her of her committee assignments -- stand in stark contrast to her public comments, where she has refused to back away from her past statements in the face of criticism and boasted about raising some $175,000 over efforts to punish her on Wednesday alone. Greene's apology followed a statement from House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, in which he declined to commit to any sort of punishment for Greene over her history of incendiary comments. Instead, he blasted Democrats for "choosing to raise the temperature" by moving toward kicking her off her committee assignments.  ...
    Members of the 14th Republican Party district committee sent a letter to House Minority Leader in the United States House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy in show of support for Rep. Majorie Greene. The letter said: Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Members of the 14th Republican Party district committee have joined in strong support of our U.S. Representative, Marjorie Greene. We are much more concerned with what U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and President Joe Biden are saying in Washington than what Congresswoman Greene may or may not have said on Facebook many years ago. She has broken no laws and done nothing illegal. U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell can sleep with a Chinese spy without repercussions; Ilhan Omar can lie and marry her brother to circumvent our laws and not get in trouble; Members of Congress can consort with Louis Farrakhan and Congress can ignore it. The double standards are atrocious, and quite frankly, an embarrassment. Does Congress have a right to shut down Congresswoman Marjorie Greene because...
    By Alan Fram, Steve Peoples and Brian Slodysko | Associated Press WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy faced unrest Tuesday from opposing ends of the Republican spectrum over Reps. Liz Cheney and Marjorie Taylor Greene, underscoring GOP fissures as the party seeks its pathway without Donald Trump in the White House. Hard-right lawmakers were itching to oust Cheney, a traditional conservative and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, from her post as the No. 3 House Republican after she voted to impeach Trump last month. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Cheney and aligned himself with party moderates trying to isolate or punish Greene, a first-term congresswoman gaining renown for embracing outlandish fictions like suggestions that mass school shootings were staged. The looming decisions on Cheney, R-Wyo., and Greene, R-Ga., represent a moment of reckoning for a party struggling with its future. Two weeks after Trump left office, House Republicans are effectively deciding whether to prioritize the former president’s norm-shattering behavior and conspiracy theories and retain the loyalty of his voters over more establishment conservative values....
    (CNN)Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday issued a tacit rebuke of controversial Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, slamming the Georgia Republican's "loony lies and conspiracy theories" as a "cancer" for the party. "Loony lies and conspiracy theories are cancer for the Republican Party and our country," McConnell said in a statement. "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. This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party."While McConnell did not name Greene directly, his statement stands as a scathing rebuke of the freshman Republican House member. The Hill first reported on the statement.Greene quickly shot back on Twitter, asserting that "the real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully. This is why we are losing our country."House Democrats move swiftly to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of committee assignments Greene has faced backlash since a CNN...
    MARJORIE Taylor Greene has boasted that she is going to Mar-a-Lago to visit Donald Trump and says he supports her 100 percent just days after a “great” phone call with the former president. In an interview with One America News (OAN) released on Monday, the QAnon supporting Georgia Representative said Trump has been “doing really well” since his exit from the White House late last month. 9'QAnon Rep' Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's going to meet Trump at Mar-a-Lago and boasts he supports her '100%'Credit: OAN 9Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell has blasted Greene for her 'loony lies'Credit: Getty Images - Getty 9Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks as President Donald Trump listens at a campaign rally in support of Senate candidates Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue in Dalton, Ga., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.Credit: AP:Associated Press “I'm excited to go visit him soon and continue to give him a call and talk to him frequently. Great news is, he supports me 100 percent, and I've always supported him,” she told the conservative network. “President Trump is always here...
    Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell denounced QAnon congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday, calling her 'loony lies' a 'cancer for the Republican Party.' He did specifically named the freshman lawmaker in a three-sentence statement to The Hill, yet referenced several of the bizarre conspiracy theories the far-right Georgia congresswoman has pushed.  '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,' said McConnell.  'This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.' It came as McConnell also threw his support behind Rep. Liz Cheney for her 'courage' in voting to impeach President Donald Trump last month. Cheney has faced efforts to push her from her third-ranking spot in House GOP leadership after she voted for Trump to be impeached on the charge that he was guilty of inciting the deadly insurrection on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.  Yet influential Republicans, including McConnell, are beginning to speak out...
    Liz Cheney has been facing a whirlwind of criticism from fellow Republicans in the House for her vote to impeach Donald Trump. She denounced the former president’s irresponsible rhetoric ahead of January 6th and said unequivocally, “The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled this mob, and lit the flame of this attack.” Many Republicans have called for Cheney to be kicked out of House GOP leadership, with Matt Gaetz in particular just straight-up traveling to Wyoming to campaign against her. But with some prominent Republicans publicly taking shots at Cheney, Mitch McConnell came to her defense Monday. McConnell said in a statement to CNN, “Liz Cheney is a leader with deep convictions and the courage to act on them… She is an important leader in our party and in our nation. I am grateful for her service and look forward to continuing to work with her on the crucial issues facing our nation.” Cheney was only one of 10 Republicans in the House who voted for impeachment. Last week, the Senate voted on a procedural matter...
    Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene announced on Saturday that she had a ‘great call’ with former President Donald Trump, who gave her his support despite the recent backlash against the controversial Georgia lawmaker. In a long statement posted to Twitter, Greene claimed that the American people are ‘absolutely 100% loyal’ to 'all-time favorite POTUS' Trump and that she ‘won’t back down’ as she battles against the ‘enemy within’. Greene, the first person to serve in Congress and openly support the QAnon conspiracy theory, continued to blast Democrats over the coronavirus shutdowns and Black Lives Matter protests as she claimed they had failed to protect the American people. She branded the Democrats a ‘never-ending blood thirsty mob’ as compared herself to Trump due to the recent criticism she has faced. Trump's support comes as Greene faces mounting calls to resign after it emerged she berated fellow freshman Congresswoman Cori Bush in a hallway and footage surfaced of her saying 'gangs control' black and Hispanic men. Earlier this week, video also emerged of her harassing a Parkland mass shooting survivor in 2019 and Facebook posts...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lashed out at House GOP leadership for putting QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on the Education committee, pointing to past comments of Greene's in which the Georgia Republican said school shootings were 'staged.'  'What could they be thinking? Or is thinking too generous a word for what they might be doing. It's absolutely appalling and I think that the focus has to be on the Republican leadership of this House of Representatives for the disregard they have for the death of those children,' Pelosi said Thursday at her weekly press conference.  Pelosi said top Republicans were willing to 'overlook' Greene's comments 'when she has mocked the killing of little children,' pointing specifically to the massacres at Sandy Hook Elementary and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went after House GOP leadership for assigning QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to the Education committee after she's previously suggested mass shootings like Parkland and Sandy Hook were 'staged'  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is under fire for social media posts, including one where she indicates...
    Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Republican leadership in the House of Representatives took no immediate action against Marjorie Taylor Greene after the Georgia congresswoman was revealed to have indicated support for executing Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Related: Joe Biden’s ‘climate day’ of executive actions signals clean break with Trump On Wednesday morning, House minority leader Kevin McCarthy had said only that he “planned to have a conversation” with Greene. The congresswoman’s committee assignments have not yet been announced. A day earlier, CNN reported actions by Greene on social media in 2018 and 2019. In one instance, she “liked” a comment on a discussion of how to remove Pelosi, the House Speaker, which said “a bullet to the head would be quicker”. Greene also liked comments about executing FBI agents for being part of the “Deep State”. That conspiracy theory holds that a permanent government of bureaucrats and intelligence agents worked to thwart Donald Trump. A key propagator, former White House strategist Steve Bannon, has said the theory is for “nut cases”. CNN also reported that in 2018, in...
    WASHINGTON -- Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democratic politicians in 2018 and 2019 before being elected to Congress, a CNN KFile review of hundreds of posts and comments from Greene's Facebook page shows.Greene, who represents Georgia's 14th Congressional District, frequently posted far-right extremist and debunked conspiracy theories on her page, including the baseless QAnon conspiracy which casts former President Donald Trump in an imagined battle against a sinister cabal of Democrats and celebrities who abuse children.In one post, from January 2019, Greene liked a comment that said "a bullet to the head would be quicker" to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In other posts, Greene liked comments about executing FBI agents who, in her eyes, were part of the "deep state" working against Trump.In one Facebook post from April 2018, Greene wrote conspiratorially about the Iran Deal, one of former President Barack Obama's signature foreign policy achievements. A commenter asked Greene, "Now do we get to hang them ?? Meaning H & O ???," referring to Obama and Hillary Clinton.Greene replied, "Stage is being...
    By Em Steck and Andrew Kaczynski, CNN (CNN) — Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democratic politicians in 2018 and 2019, before being elected to Congress, a CNN KFile review of hundreds of posts and comments from Greene’s Facebook page shows. Marjorie Taylor Greene on October 15, 2020, in Dallas, Georgia. (Photo by Dustin Chambers/Getty Images)  Greene, who represents Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, frequently posted far-right extremist and debunked conspiracy theories on her page, including the baseless QAnon conspiracy which casts former President Donald Trump in an imagined battle against a sinister cabal of Democrats and celebrities who abuse children. In one post, from January 2019, Greene liked a comment that advocated “a bullet to the head” of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In other posts, Greene liked comments about executing FBI agents who, in her eyes, were part of the “deep state” working against Trump. In one Facebook post from April 2018, Greene wrote conspiratorially about the Iran Deal, one of former President Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy achievements. A commenter asked Greene, “Now...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) expressed support for violence against Democrats before running for Congress, according to a CNN KFile investigation of posts and comments from the congresswoman’s Facebook page.  Greene frequently endorsed far-right conspiracy theories on the page between 2018 and 2019 via likes, posts and livestreams, CNN found. In her run for Congress, Greene became publicly known for her support of the QAnon theory, which alleges that former President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE is working to take down a cabal of Democrats and celebrities who abuse children. She backed off her support of the theory at some point in her election bid. In a post from January 2019, Greene liked a comment which said “a bullet to the head would be quicker” to remove House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOklahoma man who videotaped himself with his feet on desk in Pelosi's office during Capitol riot released on bond House formally...
    Photo credit: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds, AFP via Getty Images. GOP Congresswoman and QAnon conspiracist Marjorie Taylor-Greene (GA) strongly advocated for executing high-profile Democratic politicians on social media in the two years before she was elected last November. According to an exposé by CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski, the Republican House member used her Facebook page to spread toxic conspiracies and lend her support to direct calls for violence against Democratic opponents of President Donald Trump in 2018 and 2019. In particular, Greene often targeted Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her vitriol and, in one exchange, like a reply that advocated removing Pelosi by saying “a bullet to the head would be quicker.” Before she ran for Congress in 2020, Greene created a White House petition in January 2019 to impeach the House speaker for “crimes of treason,” citing Pelosi’s support of so-called sanctuary policies that “are serving illegals and not United States citizens” and because Pelosi did not support Trump’s border wall. […] “She’s a traitor to our country, she’s guilty of treason,” Greene says in the video, which she posted on Facebook at the time. “She took an...
    (CNN)Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democratic politicians in 2018 and 2019 before being elected to Congress, a CNN KFile review of hundreds of posts and comments from Greene's Facebook page shows. Greene, who represents Georgia's 14th Congressional District, frequently posted far-right extremist and debunked conspiracy theories on her page, including the baseless QAnon conspiracy which casts former President Donald Trump in an imagined battle against a sinister cabal of Democrats and celebrities who abuse children. In one post, from January 2019, Greene liked a comment that said "a bullet to the head would be quicker" to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In other posts, Greene liked comments about executing FBI agents who, in her eyes, were part of the "deep state" working against Trump. In one Facebook post from April 2018, Greene wrote conspiratorially about the Iran Deal, one of former President Barack Obama's signature foreign policy achievements. A commenter asked Greene, "Now do we get to hang them ?? Meaning H & O ???," referring to Obama and Hillary Clinton. Greene replied,...
    CBS projects Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican who drew national scrutiny for promoting QAnon conspiracy theories, has won the U.S. House seat for Georgia's 14th congressional district. Green was running unopposed after her Democratic opponent, Kevin Van Ausdal, dropped out of the race in September due to "personal and family reasons." Greene has posted racist and Islamophobic messages and voiced support for QAnon, a tangle of baseless claims about a supposed cabal of pedophiles and Satan-worshippers who will be vanquished by President Trump. The FBI has warned that fringe conspiracy theories like QAnon pose a growing domestic terrorism threat. Greene will be replacing Republican Tom Graves, who resigned on October 4.  BIG WIN TONIGHT! THANK YOU to the people of NW Georgia for choosing me to fight for them in Washington, DC!#gapol #ga14 #SASS #MAGA #KAG pic.twitter.com/mAojB8cw60— Marjorie Taylor Greene For Congress???????? (@mtgreenee) November 4, 2020 President Trump refused to condemn QAnon when asked about it during the final presidential debate last month.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The group first surfaced on the internet message board 4chan in 2017 and...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican who expressed racist views and support for QAnon, has won a Georgia U.S. House seat. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Two recent House primary victories have given the fringe QAnon movement, a network of conspiracy theorists and extremists, a potential gateway to mainstream politics. President Trump was already aware of QAnon, though, as he indicated in late August. "I've heard these are people that love our country… so I don't know really anything about it, other than they do supposedly like me," he said. QAnon adherents baselessly believe there is a cabal of pedophiles and Democratic politicians running a child sex trafficking ring and secretly controlling America  — and that Mr. Trump is destined to expose them.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Mr. Trump was asked last week at a press briefing about QAnon. While Mr. Trump said that he didn't know much about it, he said "if I can help save the world from problems, I'm willing to do it."  Mostly, QAnon operates on fringe internet forums and through catchphrases and "clues" via social media. QAnon supporters showed up at Trump events in 2018, and recently at protests across the country that were ostensibly about child...
    The Trump campaign and a top House Republican group are rallying around a QAnon conspiracy theorist expected to win a seat in the House this November, even attacking a GOP lawmaker who criticized the conspiracy theory that the FBI considers a domestic terrorism threat.  QAnon believer Marjorie Taylor Greene won a Republican primary run-off in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District on Tuesday. Because Greene’s district is heavily Republican, her primary win all but guarantees that a QAnon supporter will take a spot in Congress in November. Until now, leading Republicans have typically avoided openly embracing the party’s QAnon supporters, who follow a series of internet clues that have been posted by a mysterious figure called “Q” since October 2017. QAnon believers embrace a theory of the world that imagines Trump is engaged in a secret war against a pedophile-cannibal “cabal” in the Democratic Party, Hollywood, and other institutions.  QAnon believers are obsessed with a moment called “The Storm,” the much-awaited day they believe Trump will order mass-arrests of his political opponents and either imprison them in Guantanamo Bay or subject...
    A QANON conspiracy theorist won a GOP nomination for a Congressional seat on Tuesday – despite her "racist" comments. On Tuesday, Marjorie Taylor Greene beat neurosurgeon John Cowan in a primary runoff for the open seat in a red district in northwest Georgia. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 6She has been criticized for her 'racist' comments on social mediaCredit: AP:Associated Press 6Greene has been vocal of her support for QAnon 6Marjorie Taylor Greene beat neurosurgeon John Cowan in a primary runoffCredit: AP:Associated Press "The GOP establishment, the media, & the radical left, spent months & millions of dollars attacking me," Greene tweeted. "Tonight the people of Georgia stood up & said that we will not be intimidated or believe those lies I’m excited to be the next Congresswoman of GA 14." Her successful bid comes after some Republican officials denounced her campaign after her "racist," anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim videos surfaced. “WE WON! Thank you for your support! Save America. Stop Socialism,” Greene wrote. A Twitter video showed...
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