In tweets made during the Tuesday Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, in which he stands accused of inciting the January 6 insurrection, Republican Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene claimed that the insurrectionists were not in fact Republicans or Trump-supporters but merely anti-government.
To back up her argument, she said that the insurrectionists tried to stop Congressional Republicans’ efforts to challenge Biden’s electoral victory.
“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, whose support of violent extremist conspiracy theories recently caused the Democratic-led House to remove her from influential committee assignments, mentioned that Congressional members of both parties hid in fear during the riots, around which time pipe bombs had also been placed at the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic National Committees.
“They did NOT just target one party. They targeted Republicans and Democrats. They were against the government ALL together,” Green wrote in another tweet.
“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,” Greene continued.
She then wrote that the impeachment trial was a Democratic “circus” meant to brainwash and distract the masses from Democratic policies being “rapidly forced into place” in order to destroy American lives and “steal our freedoms.”
Despite Greene’s claim that the insurrectionists were merely anti-government rioters, several arrested rioters have said that they were acting under Trump’s orders to overturn a supposedly rigged election.
On January 6, when both chambers of Congress met to certify now-President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, Greene voted against certifying the results. In a December 30 tweet, she wrote, “I refuse to certify a stolen election. It is the duty of Congress to secure the integrity of our elections. On Jan. 6th, I will #FightForTrump.”
Trump’s own election security agency, his Department of Justice and over 60 court cases involving judges he appointed have said there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud that “stole” the election from him.
In Greene’s past social media comments, she has advocated for violence against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former President Barack Obama, accused former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of slicing off a child’s face and wearing it and said that Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigrant naturalization program in order to rape children and harvest their organs.
Last week, Greene announced that she had renounced her beliefs in QAnon, the conspiracy theory that Democratic and Hollywood elites run a Satanic and cannibalistic international pedophilic sex-trafficking ring that Trump threatened to expose. However, in a February 1 tweet, she referred to all opponents of Trump as “pedos.”
Newsweek contacted Greene’s office for comment.