Senator Lindsey Graham was instantly truth checked after he prompt he doubted Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene had made a variety of unhinged statements supporting a wide range of conspiracy theories.
“Are these postings accurate?” Mr Graham requested reporters. “I want to hear from her before I judge what to do about her, I want to know what the facts are. If these are not accurate postings, [and] they’ve been manipulated, I’d like to know that. If they are accurate, does she still hold these beliefs, so I’m going to wait for her to come forward and tell us exactly what’s real and what’s not, what she believes, then we’ll have more information.”
In response, a reporter identified that lots of the feedback have been made on video.
Rather than adjusting his place, Mr Graham dodged the query and insisted he must converse along with her earlier than he may judge her statements.
“She’ll have to tell me, is it accurate,” Mr Graham stated. “I don’t know, I haven’t seen the video, what’s accurate, what’s not. What position do you have today, and if your position is different today, why?”
Ms Greene, a Republican congresswoman from Georgia, has come below fireplace for feedback she made selling quite a few conspiracy theories, together with QAnon, 9/11 trutherism, and the assumption that the Parkland taking pictures was faked.
Troves of damning data on Ms Greene was shared on social media in current weeks. Screenshots from Ms Greene’s Facebook present her liking feedback calling for the execution of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
GRAHAM on MTG: I rode down along with her going to GA. Had a really nice expertise…I wish to hear from her. Before I wish to choose what to do about her I wish to know what the details are. If these are usually not correct postings they have been manipulated, I’d prefer to know that… pic.twitter.com/AUvqIwG3Az
— Alan He (@alanhe) February 2, 2021
A video from earlier than she was elected to Congress exhibits her demanding that Muslim Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib re-take their oaths of workplace, however swear in on a Bible reasonably than a Quran. Another video exhibits her harassing the survivors of the Parkland faculty taking pictures, which she refuses to admit was an actual occasion.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke out in opposition to Ms Greene not too long ago and defended Rep. Liz Cheney, who voted to question Donald Trump, incomes the ire of the previous president’s zealous supporters because of this.
House Democrats stated if the Republicans don’t strip Ms Greene of her committee assignments, they’ll introduce a decision to pressure the problem.
One longshot decision, launched by Democrat Rep. Jimmy Gomez, seeks to have Ms Greene faraway from Congress altogether.
House GOP chief Kevin McCarthy stated he deliberate to have a “conversation” with Ms Greene regarding her historical past of weird feedback, although it’s unclear if she could have her committee assignments stripped.