Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said Saturday that “no one can convince” her that the mob behind the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was not an anti-fascist protester and that she “cannot wait for a real investigation.” Happened, in an apparent snub to the House committee’s year-long investigation.
Green is talk to a partner 2020 election conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell, also known as “My Pillow Man,” made baseless claims after attending a conservative political action conference in Texas, And shared her shock at the day’s violence.
“I was very upset at the time. I never thought this would happen. When that happened, I thought, ‘It’s antifa, no one can convince me that this is a so-called Trump supporter, we know There’s a lot of mistakes in there, and I can’t wait for the real investigation,” she said, pointing a finger at the anti-fascist protesters.
The House is investigating the attack Featured sworn testimony From supporters of former President Donald Trump, detailing how Trump’s rhetoric and his electoral defeat contributed to their decision to invade the Capitol.A former White House aide testified Trump knows his supporters are heavily armed He also threatened violence when he urged them to go to the Capitol.
Despite this and other growing evidence to the contrary, Green continues to call for the federal government’s response to the riots — which resulted in more than 800 arrests and more than 200 criminal sentences by the U.S. Attorney’s Office –“Political persecution”. At the same time, she said those who did things “they shouldn’t” deserve better in prison.
“Well, they were charged for something they shouldn’t have done, well, that happened, they deserved a day in court, they deserved due process rights, but honestly, oh my gosh, it happened in It’s heartbreaking what happened to these people,” she said. “I was in that prison and I saw them and it was so sad. They didn’t bathe, they didn’t get a haircut, they didn’t shave because they weren’t vaccinated. If they weren’t vaccinated, they would be treated worse, but , what kind of country are we?”
Green added that the pro-life activist who recently made headlines for marching outside the home of Maryland Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh should go to jail.
Green went back and forth on whether she believed Trump supporters were involved in the destruction and violence. killed five.
back in april some of her texts In a statement to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during the 2021 attacks, she revealed that she believed the protesters were anti-fascist members who “dressed like Trump supporters.”but she also Ask Meadows to urge Trump Calm down the rioters, which Trump may not be able to do if they are anti-fascist members, as many members of the movement are from the far left and oppose Trump.
“Please tell the president to calm people down,” her text message read. “This is not a solution to any problem.”
after one day, she texted Meadows again Implying that Trump supporters were indeed involved, but they were desperate and “incited” by the antifa.
“I don’t think President Trump caused the attack on the Capitol. It wasn’t his fault. Antifa mixed in the crowd and incited it, and sadly, people followed. But when people tried everything and no one listened, When nothing works, I guess they think they have no choice,” she wrote.