Marjorie Taylor Greene Falsely Suggests Trump Supporters Weren't Behind Capitol Siege

Ahead of Trump impeachment hearing, the Georgia representative tweets false claims about the January 6 attack, just days after being removed from her committee assignments for spreading conspiracy theories

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., goes back to her office after speaking on the floor of the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, February 4, 2021.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., goes back to her office after speaking on the floor of the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, February 4, 2021.Credit: Andrew Harnik / AP

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene falsely suggested on Tuesday that Trump supporters did not carry out the attack on the Capitol on January 6, days after apologizing for past controversial remarks. 

“If the #Jan6 organizers were Trump supporters, then why did they attack us while we were objecting to electoral college votes for Joe Biden? The attack RUINED our objection that we spent weeks preparing for, which devastated our efforts on behalf of Trump and his voters,” Greene wrote in a series of tweets.

The freshman lawmaker has come under recent scrutiny for her incendiary remarks that include endorsing violence against lawmakers and promoting the antisemitic QAnon conspiracy, as well as others about 9/11, Jewish space lasers and school shootings. On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to strip Greene of two high-profile committee assignments, punishing the Republican congresswoman for her past statements.

“They placed pipe bombs at the RNC and the DNC the night before. They did NOT just target one party. They targeted Republicans and Democrats. They were against the government ALL together,” Greene further stated on Tuesday.

“The Capitol attack was planned and organized, NOT incited in the moment by President Trump, and NO Republican Member was involved. We were ALL victims that day. And once again, Trump is the victim of the never ending hate fueled witch hunt,” the lawmaker added. 

Ahead of the House vote to strip Greene of her committee assignments last week, she expressed remorse about some “words of the past,” but she did not specifically apologize for racist and violent rhetoric.

Tuesday also marks the start of former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial on the charge of inciting last month’s deadline storming of the U.S. Capitol.

Hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6 after a fiery speech in which the then-president repeated his false claims that his November 3 election defeat was the result of widespread voting fraud and told them "if you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore."

“This impeachment trial a circus for the Democrat media mob to entertain the masses that they have brainwashed and addicted to hate, so they don’t see the Dem policies being rapidly forced into place that are destroying our lives, stealing our freedoms, and putting America last,” Greene said. 

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