Republican leaders in the House of Representatives took no immediate action against Marjorie Taylor Greene after the Georgia MP was revealed to have indicated her support for the execution of Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Minority parliamentary leader Kevin McCarthy had only said on Wednesday morning that he “planned to have a conversation” with Greene. The member’s committee assignments have not yet been announced.
A day earlier, CNN reported on Greene’s actions on social media in 2018 and 2019. In one case, she “liked” a comment on a discussion of how to remove Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, who has said “a bullet to the head would be faster.”
Greene also appreciated comments about the execution of FBI agents for being part of the “Deep State.” This conspiracy theory argues that a permanent government of bureaucrats and intelligence operatives worked to thwart Donald Trump. A key propagator, former White House strategist Steve Bannon, said the theory was for “nut cases.”
CNN also reported that in 2018, in response to a commentator on its own post on the Iran nuclear deal that asked “now can we hang” Obama and Clinton, Greene wrote: “The scene is being set. put. The players fall into place. You have to be patient. It has to be done perfectly, otherwise Liberal judges will let them go.
Wednesday, Clinton he told me: “This woman should be on a watch list. Not in Congress. “
Greene replied: “In fact, you should be in jail. “
Other comments Greene made before she was elected unopposed in Georgia’s 14th District last year and reported since: the 9/11 attacks were a US government operation; the filming of the Parkland school was organized; and Clinton and his aide Huma Abedin sexually assaulted and murdered a child, drank their blood, cut off their faces, and wore it as a mask.
Greene is expected to sit on the House education committee.
CNN also reported on earlier comments by Greene accusing Pelosi of treason and suggesting that she should be executed for opposing Trump’s immigration policies.
In one declarationGreene did not deny the actions or the comments, but said CNN was trying “to cancel me and silence my voice” because it was “a threat to their goal of socialism.”
“Cancel culture” or “silence,” the alleged denial of right-wing voices in mainstream media and academia, is yet another shibboleth of post-Trump conservatism.
Senior Republicans in the House, including McCarthy, condemned Greene before winning his seat. The leaders took action against members who expressed extreme views. Steve King of Iowa, reprimanded on several occasions for racist comments, was removed from his committee duties and lost a primary.
King predicted that McCarthy would use him as an example to keep Greene in line. But Greene entered Congress in a party beholden to Trump, even after fueling the Jan.6 attack on Capitol Hill in which five people died, a police officer was beaten with a fire extinguisher and lawmakers hid from rioters in the hope of kidnapping or killing them. .
In November, McCarthy said the press should give new members like Greene “an opportunity to claim what you think you’ve done and what they’re going to do.” Greene defended Trump against the attack on Capitol Hill, which she said she condemned, although she also wrongly sought to attribute the blame to “Antifa / BLM terrorism”, referring to anti-fascist protesters and Black Lives Matter, and Democrats.
The attack resulted in Trump’s second indictment, although 45 Republican senators on Tuesday voted against even going to trial.
Amid the fallout from the CNN report, a spokesperson for McCarthy told Axios, “These comments are deeply disturbing and Chief McCarthy plans to have a conversation with the congressman about them.”