WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, was stripped of her committee assignments by the Home Democratic majority Thursday over racist remarks, her embrace of conspiracy theories and her previous endorsement of violence in opposition to main Democratic officers.
Greene, 46, is a newcomer to politics, and beforehand labored for her household’s building enterprise in Georgia. She was labeled a “future Republican Star” by former President Donald Trump, whose political fashion she emulates.
Right here’s a have a look at a few of Greene’s previous statements and social media posts, a lot of which have been deleted after the liberal group Media Issues unearthed them on-line.
LAS VEGAS MASS SHOOTING
In 2017, Stephen Paddock opened hearth from a lodge room window overlooking an outside nation music pageant in Las Vegas, killing 58 folks. Afterward, Greene urged that the capturing may need been staged.
“How do you get avid gun house owners and people who assist the Second Modification to surrender their weapons and associate with anti-gun laws?” Greene requested in a web-based video. “You make them scared, you make them victims and you modify their mindset after which presumably you may move anti-gun laws. Is that what occurred in Las Vegas?”
“I don’t consider (Paddock) pulled this off all by himself, and I do know most of you don’t both,” Greene mentioned.
In 2018, a poorly maintained electrical grid sparked a California wildfire that killed 84 folks. In a Fb submit in November of that yr, Greene falsely speculated that darker forces have been at work.
Connecting a collection of scattershot factors, Greene urged a financial institution managed by the Rothschild household, who’re Jewish, a utility firm accountable for the hearth and then-Gov. Jerry Brown had a compelling motive to spark the blaze: clearing the trail for a excessive velocity rail undertaking Brown wished. She additionally floated the chance that the fires might have been began by “lasers or blue beams of sunshine” shot down from area by allies of Brown who have been mentioned to be within the photo voltaic power trade.
“There are too many coincidences to disregard,” she wrote.
OMAR AND TLAIB
In February 2019, Greene appeared in a web-based video filmed on the U.S. Capitol, arguing that Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan weren’t “actually official” members of Congress as a result of they didn’t take the oath of workplace on the Bible. Each girls are Muslim.
“I actually need to go speak to those girls and ask them what they’re pondering, and why they’re serving in our American authorities,” Greene mentioned. “They actually ought to return to the Center East.”
Tlaib was born in Detroit. Omar was born in Somalia and got here to the U.S. when she was 12, changing into a U.S. citizen 5 years later.
In Could 2018, a Fb person purporting to be the mom of a New York police officer falsely claimed that the officer had seen a video taken from the laptop computer of disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner that confirmed Hillary Clinton and a high aide chopping off a toddler’s face. Greene “appreciated” the remark and replied, “Most individuals actually don’t know a lot. The (mainstream media) disinformation warfare has gained for too lengthy!”
Greene as soon as urged in a web-based video that Pelosi may very well be executed for treason.
“She’s a traitor to our nation, she’s responsible of treason,” Greene says within the video, which CNN first reported. “And it’s, uh, it’s against the law punishable by dying is what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is responsible of treason.”
She additionally “appreciated” a January 2019 Fb submit that known as for “a bullet to the pinnacle” of Pelosi.
In November 2018, Greene shot a video by which she talked concerning the 9/11 terrorist assaults, referring to a “so-called” airplane that crashed into the Pentagon. She added, “It’s odd, there’s by no means any proof proven for a airplane within the Pentagon.”
She additionally “appreciated” a remark posted by a Fb person in 2018 who falsely argued that 9/11 was “performed by our personal Gov.” Greene responded: “That’s all true.”