Marjorie Taylor Inexperienced claims she joked in regards to the 1/6 coup after being blown up by the White Home
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said she was just being sarcastic after the White House blasted her for saying she and Steve Bannon would succeed in a 1/6 coup.
Greene said, speaking at a dinner over the weekend, “I want to tell you something, if Steve Bannon and I had organized this, we would have won. Not to mention we would have been armed.”
White House spokesman Andrew Bates infuriated Greene: “It goes against our core values as a country for a member of Congress to wish to end the May 6 slaughter against the US government. This violent rhetoric is a slap in the face to the Capitol Police, the DC Metropolitan Police, the National Guard and the families who lost loved ones to the attack on the Capitol. All leaders have a responsibility to condemn these dangerous, heinous statements and stand up for our Constitution and the rule of law.”
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Greene responded with a statement claiming she was sarcastically mocking Biden and the Democrats:
The White House needs to learn how sarcasm works. My comments made fun of Joe Biden and the Democrats who have consistently made me a political target since January 6th.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) December 12, 2022
Rep. Greene has been a target for Democrats because she was involved in planning to overturn the election and asked Trump for a preemptive pardon. Greene has been the focus of criticism for supporting domestic terrorists arrested after the June 16 attack.
Greene’s comments were disrespectful to the families of law enforcement officers who died in the 1/6 attack, and the idea that the next attack could be even bloodier and more violent sounds a lot like a threat.
Republicans must learn that domestic terrorism is not popular, and the Biden White House will not allow comments like Marjorie Taylor Greene’s to go unchallenged.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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