As you may have heard, this past weekend, Marjorie Taylor Greene, the in fact leader of House GOP, stated at a right-wing gala that if she and Steve Bannon staged the attack on the Capitol on January 6, the mob would (1) “get armed” and (2) “win” the uprising, the goal of which was to illegally install Donald Trump for the second term. Due to the extremely anti-democratic nature of the violent riot and the fact that, although ultimately unsuccessful, it resulted in several deaths and more than 100 members of law enforcement injured. , Greene’s comment was not appreciated. The White House has Is called Her comments were “dangerous, disgusting” and were “a slap in the face to the Metropolitan Police, DC Metropolitan Police, National Guard and families who have lost loved ones as a result of the attack.” into the Capitol.” So naturally, the congresswoman from Georgia is now insisting that she is totally joking.
“The White House needs to learn how satire works,” Greene speak Second, in a statement no serious person really believes. “My comment was mocked Joe Biden and the Democrats, who have consistently made me a political target since January 6.” She failed to mention the fact that, the day before the uprising, she stated, “This is our 1776 moment”or she suggested Trump might declare martial law to maintain power, or a close ally of hers in the group Infiltrate the Capitol. Greene also frequently downplays the attack; in June 2021, she vote against Congressional Gold Medal legislation for police officers has defended lawmakers and the Capitol, and opposed calling what happened “an uprising.”
Greene, of course, frequently engaged in the kind of extremely violent rhetoric that made people cough into their hands while shouting “bullshit” back: her “sarcastic” statements. That rhetoric included calling Nancy Pelosi to be executed and compare Democrats against feral pigs need to be shot immediately.
Another reason that literally nobody believes she’s just being sarcastic when she says she’s going to “win” on January 6? The fact that the line was delivered to a crowd that report include “far-right influencers, white nationalists, neo-Nazi activists, and radical European figures,” who presumably believe that the attack Entering the Capitol is completely justified. According to Southern Poverty Law Center, president of New York Young Republics Club Gavin wax, event organizer, told audience, which SPLC says includes Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani, and one of the main promoters of the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory: “We want to get over the Rubicon. We want total war. We must be ready to fight in all arenas. On the media. In the courtroom. At the ballot box. And on the street.”
In dismissing Greene’s comments, the White House said, “All leaders have a responsibility to condemn these dangerous, abhorrent remarks and uphold our Constitution and the rule of law.” Not surprisingly, almost no members of the Republican Party do so.