The appalling quality of some of America’s elected legislative representatives has reached new lows in the 117th United States Congress that includes a few members elected as Republicans, but who have more allegiance to the deluded conspiracy theories of QAnon than to the Constitution to which they swore fealty.
While much attention has been paid to some of the most reprehensible freshman lawmakers inducted into Congress recently — including the trigger-happy Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) who has refused to allow her bag to be checked after setting off metal detectors in the capitol entranceway — another congressional QAnon adherent has also been desperately seeking media attention with her antics.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) likely knew that she would make the headlines when she announced her intentions to file a motion to impeach President Joe Biden even before he was sworn in officially as president and could not have possibly committed an impeachable offense in any rational person’s mind.
It seemed to matter little to Congresswoman Greene that those headlines overwhelmingly mocked her as a plainly partisan imbecile for her retaliation against Democrats for their impeachment of Donald Trump after he incited the Capitol insurrection, as she seemingly subscribes to the adage that any publicity is good publicity.
If that’s the case, then Rep. Greene will get plenty of valuable media exposure from the news that broke today after a CNN KFile review of her social media posts.
According to the CNN report, the Georgia congresswoman “repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democratic politicians” in posts on her personal Facebook page.
“Greene, who represents Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, frequently posted far-right extremist and debunked conspiracy theories on her page, including the baseless QAnon conspiracy which casts former President Donald Trump in an imagined battle against a sinister cabal of Democrats and celebrities who abuse children,” CNN reports.“In one post, from January 2019, Greene liked a comment that said “a bullet to the head would be quicker” to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In other posts, Greene liked comments about executing FBI agents who, in her eyes, were part of the “deep state” working against Trump,” the story goes on to relate.
“In one Facebook post from April 2018, Greene wrote conspiratorially about the Iran Deal, one of former President Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy achievements. A commenter asked Greene, “Now do we get to hang them ?? Meaning H & O ???,” referring to Obama and Hillary Clinton.”“Greene replied, ‘Stage is being set. Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off,'” the cable news network reveals.
“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. Especially the ones that CNN is about to spread across the internet,” Greene wrote.
“Before she ran for Congress in 2020, Greene created a White House petition in January 2019 to impeach the House speaker for ‘crimes of treason,’ citing Pelosi’s support of so-called sanctuary policies that ‘are serving illegals and not United States citizens’ and because Pelosi did not support Trump’s border wall,” CNN writes.“In one speech, promoting the petition, Greene suggested Pelosi could be executed for treason.”“‘She’s a traitor to our country, she’s guilty of treason,’ Greene says in the video, which she posted on Facebook at the time. ‘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.’ the CNN report reveals Greene advocated.
Original reporting by Em Steck and Andrew Kaczynski at CNN.
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