In tweets during former President Donald Trump’s Senate Tuesday’s acquittal trial, accused of inciting the January 6 uprising, Georgia Republican MP Marjorie Taylor Greene claimed the insurgents were not really Republicans or Trump supporters, merely anti-hostile. government.
In support of his argument, he said the insurgents were trying to stop the efforts of congressional Republicans to challenge Biden’s election victory.
“If the # 6. jan the organizers were Trump supporters, so why did they attack us while we objected to the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden? The attack destroyed our excuses we had been preparing for weeks, destroying our efforts on behalf of Trump and his constituents. “
Greene, whose support for violent extremist conspiracy theories was recently removed by the Democratic-led House from influential committee duties, mentioned that members of Congress on both sides hid in fear during the riots, which also housed pipe bombs in the center. members of the Republican and Democratic National Committees.
“It was NOT just one party targeted. Republicans and Democrats were targeted. They all opposed the government together,” Green wrote in another tweet.
“The attack on the Capitol was planned and organized, which President Trump did NOT launch at the moment, and NO REPUBLIC MP was present. We were all victims that day. And again, Trump is the victim of a witch hunt fueled by never-ending hatred.” Greene continued.
He then wrote that the prosecution process was a democratic “circus” aimed at brainwashing and diverting the crowd from democratic politics that is “quickly forced into place” to destroy American life and “steal our freedoms.”
Despite Greene’s claim that the insurgents were merely anti-government rioters, several arrested rioters said they had acted on Trump’s orders to overthrow an allegedly fraudulent election.
On January 6, when both chambers of Congress met to confirm President Joe Biden’s current electoral college victory, Greene voted against the verification of results. In a December 30 tweet, he wrote, “I refuse to justify the stolen election. It is the duty of Congress to ensure the integrity of our election. On January 6 #FightForTrump. “
According to Trump’s own election security agency, the Department of Justice, and more than 60 court cases of judges he appointed, there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud that “stole” the election from him.
Illinois Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger became Greene’s vocal critic, accusing his rhetoric of calling inspiring anti-government rebels.
In earlier social media comments, Greene called for violence against House President Nancy Pelosi and former President Barack Obama, accusing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of cutting off and wearing the child’s face and saying Obama had created a deferred action for childhood for arrivals. an immigrant naturalization program to rape children and harvest their organs.
Last week, Greene announced that he had resigned from QAnon’s belief in conspiracy theory that the Democratic and Hollywood elites operate a satanic and cannibalistic international pedophile sex trade ring that Trump threatened to expose. However, in his February 1 tweet, Trump called all his opponents “pedos.”
Newsweek sought comments in Greene’s office.