Marjorie Taylor Greene Thinks Of Nothing But Murder All Day
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia), the racist QAnon crackpot who likes guns, hates Muslims, and thinks the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, was a hoax, also liked to spout some disturbing conspiracy crap on Facebook, too, according to a story by CNN's Em Steck and Andrew Kaczynski. That is, if you find a fairly constant stream of calls for Nancy Pelosi and others to die for their crimes against Donald Trump, which is actually no longer all that disturbing, to a disturbing number of Republicans.
In addition to a few of her own calls for Pelosi to face death for what Greene considered "treason," Greene also frequently "liked" calls for violence, according to a review of "hundreds of posts and comments" from Greene's Facebook account. (Once the story went up, much of the content CNN looked at was deleted, as you'd expect from a member of Congress who stands 100 percent behind everything she's ever put online.)
For example, Steck and Kaczynski found a January 2019 post in which Greene liked a comment about removing Pelosi as House speaker, but not though a bunch of boring voting: "A bullet to the head would be quicker." Greene also liked comments about executing FBI agents who weren't sufficiently loyal to Donald Trump, and calling for the execution of others, like Barack Obama and John Kerry. CNN helpfully screencapped Greene's approval of the call for Pelosi herself to be capped.
On top of that, the reporters found multiple instances of Greene saying that Pelosi and others are guilty of treason, and spelling out that the punishment for treason is death. Sometimes her execution fantasies included a trial, other times not. In other words, she sounded like an enormous proportion of rightwingers on social media for years — which is not to excuse her, but to make clear the rot isn't confined to Trump.
In what may be the most hilarious part of the piece, Steck and Kaczynski note that when they asked Greene's office for comment, they got a reply — on Twitter, at least — emphasizing that they too are enemies of the American people, but graciously refraining from calling for them to be shot.
Fake News CNN is writing yet another hit piece on me focused on my time before running for political office. I wil… https://t.co/nQ2slErXx1— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸)1611686252.0
In the statement, Greene doesn't deny liking posts or writing comments, but does point out that
Over the years, I've had teams of people manage my pages. Many posts have been liked. Many posts have been shared. Some did not represent my views. Especially the ones that CNN is about to spread across the internet.
So don't worry! Maybe she didn't actually "like" any fantasies about shooting Nancy Pelosi in the head. She just handed her Facebook account to people who did. This may not be the total exoneration she thinks it is.
Not all the conspiracy weirdness was confined to "liking" others' death fantasies, either. When Greene fulminated in April 2018 about the evils of Barack Obama and the Iran nuclear deal (she wasn't a fan), a commenter asked, "Now do we get to hang them ?? Meaning H & O ???" (Obama and Hillary Clinton). Greene, who at the time was still just a gym owner and Facebook wingnut, confidently explained that seemed likely, eventually, if it were done the right way: "Stage is being set. Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off."
See, clearly she meant they'd be hanged in a perfectly legal court proceeding in some future where hanging is again used in the USA, so that's not scary at all. That sort of thing is all over rightwing comments sections, only now, someone with a rich fantasy life involving killing liberals has been elected to Congress. That's all.
In January 2019, Greene started one of those White House petitions to demand Pelosi be impeached for "crimes of treason," because that's definitely something the White House could do. She even posted a video of herself and some supporters delivering the petition to Pelosi's office in the Capitol, explaining that Pelosi did treason to America by supporting sanctuary cities, opposing Trump's beautiful WALL, and supporting policies that "are serving illegals and not United States citizens."
And yes, you're damn right she calls Pelosi a hypocrite for opposing Trump's WALL while still having a fence around her own home (at the 4:40 mark). You don't have to watch this madness, but here it is.
In that video, Greene and her pals recite their own version of the congressional oath of office, which isn't actually a thing, but proves how sincere they are, and then Greene pointedly notes that for committing "treason," Pelosi should "suffer death" or go to prison, and adds that Pelosi doesn't serve the US, she actually serves Mexico and Central America. With whom we're presumably at war. (One of her colleagues adds that Pelosi supports "globalists," too.)
The group then goes on to explain that any other members of Congress who oppose Trump on immigration are also violating their oaths, making them domestic enemies. Then they chant "Lock her up!" a bit and mutter about other important wingnut shibboleths, so there's your case for executing Pelosi and presumably all other "no" votes on WALL.
In another broadcast from later that day, she suggested California Rep. Maxine Waters was "just as guilty of treason as Nancy Pelosi."
In a speech to an anti-immigrant gathering outside the White House the next day, Greene was quite explicit about wanting Pelosi dead for her treasony treason, because of all the traitoring:
She's a traitor to our country, she's guilty of treason. [...] She took an oath to protect American citizens and uphold our laws. And she gives aid and comfort to our enemies who illegally invade our land. That's what treason is. And by our law representatives and senators can be kicked out and no longer serve in our government. And it's, uh, it's a crime punishable by death is what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason.
But, you know, all legal like. That must surely be a matter of some comfort to Greene's new colleagues in Congress: She may want them dead, but only after they're found guilty of treason, which she seems inclined to think they're already guilty of.
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