Marjorie Taylor Greene


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Sierra Weaver, Editor-in-Chief

Marjorie Taylor Greene was elected into office during the 2020 Election to serve as the representative for Georgia’s 14th congressional district. While her time in office has just begun, she has already faced enormous amounts of backlash as a result of her support of “far right” conspiracy theories, most notably from QAnon, a right winged conspiracy group whose theories have been disproven on many occasions. 

Prior to winning the election, Greene was asked on a number of occasions about her involvement with QAnon and often dodged the questions, but her support of the group’s theories has become incredibly clear as she has pushed many of them in the past through social media. In 2018 Greene “endorsed”  a post supporting the “Frazzledrip” conspiracy, which alleges that Hilary Clinton filmed and performed a satanic ritual on a child before murdering said child and then subsequently hiring “a hitman” to take out the police that discovered the recording. This, like all the theories Greene has backed, not only sounds absurd, but has absolutely no evidence to back it up. She also supported the “Pizzagate” theory in 2017, which claims that the Clintons and other prominent figures of the Democratic Party were operating a sex trafficking ring out of a pizzeria in Washington DC. In the past, she has also agreed with social media comments claiming that 9/11 “was an inside job, done by our own government.” 

Perhaps what Marjorie Taylor Greene faced the most criticism from was her harmful support of theories claiming that major school shootings, like Sandy Hook and Parkland, were “staged.” According to CNN, she “questioned” the Parkland shooting being a “planned event,” and alleged that it may have been set up at the knowledge of Hilary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi. In a video from 2019, Greene followed David Hogg, a Parkland “survivor and activist,” harassing him and asking him questions related to gun rights before calling him “a coward” for not responding to her. As previously mentioned, she also supported comments alleging that the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School did not actually take place. 

Additionally, Greene has, on several occasions, made anti-Semitic and Islamophobic comments. She has brought up Sharia, the “set of laws” in Islam, many times, making claims that Muslims want to “conquer America” and “force” her “ to live under Sharia law.” She has also shown support to several anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, perhaps, most notably, one that implies that intelligence services for Israel killed John F. Kennedy. 

Most Republican government officials have remained silent about their thoughts on Marjorie Taylor Greene’s past statements; however, she has received enormous amounts of backlash from Democrats, who eventually came to the decision to remove Greene from her committee assignments. The House of Representatives, which is led by the Democratic party, voted and came to this decision on February 4th. Greene was also able to talk in front of the House and stated that, in response to her social media posts, “These were words of the past, and these things do not represent me, they do not represent my district and they do not represent my values.” She also apologized for her claims about school shootings and support of QAnon-based conspiracy theories. According to CBS, in a conference on February 5th, Greene stated that her committee assignments “would have been a waste of time” anyways and she would now have “a lot of free time” on her hands. 

While it is certainly good news that Greene has been made to face consequences for her actions, it is still relatively concerning that she was able to gain a position of power with most of this information being widely available to voters in Georgia. It is even more concerning that 199 members of Congress voted against removing Greene from her committee assignments, despite her pushing harmful and toxic beliefs.