Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene expressed support on social media for assassinating top Democrats
- GOP Rep.
Marjorie Taylor Greenerepeatedly expressed support for assassinating powerful Democrats, CNN reported Tuesday.
- In 2018, Greene wrote on Facebook that "the stage is being set" to hang Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
- In 2019, she liked a Facebook comment suggesting Nancy Pelosi get a "bullet to the head."
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of
A review of hundreds of posts and comments on Greene's Facebook page revealed that in addition to posting far-right conspiracy theories about the "deep state" and Democrats, the Georgia congresswoman also engaged with people who called for executing prominent Democratic politicians.
CNN reported that in one Facebook post in April 2018, Greene spread baseless information attacking the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which was one of President Barack Obama's key policy achievements. Someone commented on the post, asking Greene, "Now do we get to hang them ?? Meaning H & O???"
The person was referring to Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
"Stage is being set," Greene replied, according to CNN. "Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off."
Then in January 2019, Greene liked a Facebook comment saying Nancy Pelosi, who had just become the House speaker after Democrats regained control of the chamber, should get a "bullet to the head." CNN said that the following month, Greene broadcast on Facebook Live from Pelosi's office and said the California Democrat would "suffer death or she'll be in prison" for "treason."
Greene also expressed support for other Facebook comments that called for the execution of FBI agents, CNN said. After CNN reached out to the lawmaker, she tweeted a statement saying, "Over the years, I've had teams of people manage my pages. Many posts have been liked. Many posts have been shared. Some did not represent my views."
She did not deny any specific allegations or disavow the comments and Facebook interactions calling for the assassination of her political opponents.
The freshman lawmaker is a longtime supporter of the
Greene made waves even before she arrived in Congress, given her claim that the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, was a hoax and her long history of conveying racist and anti-Semitic beliefs.
The Georgia lawmaker drew swift backlash after CNN's article was published.
"If Members wearing overcoats are not allowed on the floor of The United States House of Representatives, why would we allow those who've liked posts calling for the execution of fellow elected officials?" Rep. Dean Phillips tweeted.
New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell also spoke out, tweeting, "A sitting republican member of Congress called for President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and others to be murdered."
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