Marjorie Taylor Greene testifies that she doesn't remember expressing support for Nancy Pelosi's execution in 2019

Marjorie Taylor Greene testifies that she doesn't remember expressing support for Nancy Pelosi's execution in 2019
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia testified Thursday in Atlanta during a hearing challenging her candidacy for re-election.John Bazemore-Pool/Getty Images
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene testified about January 6 as a group seeks to challenge her 2022 candidacy.
  • "I don't recall saying all of this," she said when asked about comments accusing Pelosi of treason in 2019.

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia insisted under oath that she does not remember expressing support for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's execution in 2019.

The congresswoman's assertion came amidst an administrative hearing in Atlanta about whether she can be disqualified from serving in Congress for supporting an insurrection against the United States.

Lawyers from Free Speech for the People, the group challenging Greene's candidacy, presented the congresswoman with a print-out of a CNN article that documented Greene's prior support for political violence against some Democrats.

"She's a traitor to our country, she's guilty of treason," Greene said of Pelosi in a 2019 Facebook video, according to CNN. "She took an oath to protect American citizens and uphold our laws. And she gives aid and comfort to our enemies who illegally invade our land. That's what treason is. And by our law representatives and senators can be kicked out and no longer serve in our government. And it's, uh, it's a crime punishable by death is what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason."

But asked about those comments at the hearing on Friday, Greene insisted she had no recollection of making those remarks.


"According to this CNN article I did," she quipped when asked repeatedly by both the lawyers and the judge presiding over the hearing. "I don't recall saying all of this, but I do recall having said this about the — I totally disagree with the border issue."

Greene also denied knowledge of several other statements and social media posts brought forward by the group.

At one point, Greene was questioning about the fact that her Facebook account liked a post from a commenter stating that "a bullet to the head would be quicker" to remove Pelosi. Asked about that comment, she bashed CNN.

"You're using a CNN article, which has lie — CNN has lied about me multiple times," she said, despite that fact that CNN provided documentation and links to the original posts in their 2021 article.

She then grinned widely as the lawyer with Free Speech for the People repeated the question.


"I've had many people manage my social media account over the years, I have no idea who liked that," she insisted. "I do not know."

That same CNN article is heavily cited in the group's complaint arguing that Greene was supportive of an insurrection.

Under Section 3 of Article 14 of the US Constitution, "no person" who's taken an oath and served as a member of Congress "shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion."

Greene had previously sought to block the hearing from happening, but a federal judge in Georgia ruled on Monday that the challenge could go forward. She is the first member of Congress to testify under oath about the events of January 6.