Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is proving her complete ignorance of American history yet again by claiming that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was completely justified because the Declaration of Independence mentions the right to “overthrow tyrants.
Appearing on the “War Room” podcast hosted by former Trump administration official Steve Bannon, Greene proudly let the world know that her brain is perpetually stuck in idle, remarking:
Democrat ground troops? A Communist revolution? When and where did that happen? Apparently, Greene thinks that legal protests over police brutality are the first stage of revolution, and yet if she had any understanding of the document she references, she’d know the right to protest was one the reasons the Founding Fathers chose to break from Great Britain and form their own country without having to pledge obedience to a king.
Greene also told Bannon that what she called the “lies of Blue Anon” and “Democrat media” could “cause someone like me to be killed, or someone like you, Steve, to be killed.”
Actually, Marj, lies and bullshit conspiracy theories are the biggest problem in the country. They’re weapons of disinformation that infect the brains of the gullible and lead directly to the sort of violence we saw on Jan. 6.
Greene sounds more rattled and desperate than usual, and that may have a lot to do with a report from Rolling Stone citing two organizers of the Capitol riots who said they had dozens of meetings with members of Congress (including Greene) in the weeks before the Jan. 6 attack.
Bannon is also suspected of having played a major role in the violence at the Capitol and had been indicted by the Justice Department for contempt of Congress after he ignored a subpoena for information and testimony from the the House Select Committee investigating the events of Jan. 6.