Now that she’s helped get Kevin McCarthy elected as Speaker of the House and will soon be allowed back on congressional committees, Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (a.k.a. Marge the Bigot) wants us all to forget about the bizarre and disgusting things she’s said about the LGBTQ community, Jewish space lasers, and the QAnon cult that continues to predict Donald Trump will be restored to the presidency any day now.
The first step in Ms. Greene’s reputation rehabilitation took place Sunday on Fox News, where she was asked by host Howard Kurtz about her allegiance to bullshit conspiracy theories.
“But in fairness, didn’t you also say around that period that you’d been a follower of QAnon conspiracy theories and you had rethought this and you were no longer influenced by the group?” Kurtz asked.
“Well, like a lot of people today, I had easily gotten sucked into some things I had seen on the internet. But that was dealt with quickly early on. I never campaigned on those things. That was not something I believed in. That’s not what I ran for Congress on. So, those are so far in the past.”
Got sucked into some things on the internet? So it’s the fault of the internet that Greene chose to believe that western governments are led and controlled by Satan-worshiping pedophiles who eat the brains and drink the blood of children? What sort of moron chooses to accept and spread such nonsense?
Here’s what else QAnon cultists believe. By extension, Greene made it clear she also believed these things, as documented by The Guardian:
- QAnon also has its roots in much older antisemitic conspiracy theories. The idea of the all-powerful, world-ruling cabal comes straight out of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a fake document purporting to expose a Jewish plot to control the world that was used throughout the 20th century to justify antisemitism.
- Participation in QAnon also often involves vicious online harassment campaigns against perceived enemies, which can have serious consequences for the targets.
Antisemitism. Online harassment. The dissemination of lies that harm others. That’s what QAnon and Greene support. But now we’re just supposed to forget about her past comments and pretend they never happened? We shouldn’t and we won’t.
Marjorie Taylor Greene is one of the most dangerous people in the U.S. Congress. And now she’s about to have even more power. That can’t be good for this country.