QAnon Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene urged supporters to 'flood Capitol' in protest against 'tyrannical' leaders in 2019 vid
QANON rep Majorie Taylor Greene urged supporters to “flood the Capitol” in a protest against “tyrannical leaders”, in a 90-minute video posted to YouTube in 2019.
The Georgia Republican told her listeners that Democratic lawmakers “should fear us” and that “we should feel like we will” use violence “if we have to”.
While the video was posted to social media several months before Greene announced her congressional candidacy, it was only recently unearthed and posted on Twitter by user @zedster.
“Our Government is screwing America, and it’s time for us to take it back,” Greene said, speaking to the camera in the impassioned video.
“The only language these idiots, these stupid, stupid elected leaders of ours will understand, is when they look out the window or they turn on their television, and there is a sea of Americans, who love their country.”
“Americans who are willing to take a little bit of time on one day, on one weekend, to show up in Washington DC and say ‘enough is enough’.”
“Stand up America, stand up. Honestly.
“February 23rd in Washington DC. 8am. Capitol steps.
“Stand up. Rise up. Where are you?”
In the video, Greene emphasized how important it was to get inside the Capitol.
'STAND UP AMERICA'
“If we flood the Capitol Building. Go inside. These are public buildings. We own them. We own these buildings. Do you understand that? We own the buildings and we pay all the people that work in the buildings."
Speaking about whether violence would be needed, Greene imparted mixed messages.
“We can do it peacefully”.
“I hope we don't have to do it the other way. I hope not.
“But we should feel like we will if we have to. Because we are the American people."
Greene is an adherent of the QAnon conspiracy movement.
Her posts online about conspiracy theories had already attracted a fair amount of attention before she posted the video, aimed at recruiting attendees for a Feb. 23 2019 “Fund the Wall” march in Washington.
The proposed event was described at the time as Greene’s “brainchild” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, who cited support from right-wing militia group American Defence Force.
Some protesters reportedly did find their way into the Capitol including Greene, according to news outlet Salon.
According to a group posted to Instagram by conservative internet personality Omar Navarro, Greene was in a group haranguing Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., in her office.
Circulation of the video comes as Democrats demand that Republicans cancel and remove Greene from a number of committees, based on her controversial views “loony lies”.
In an unprecedented attack on the fellow GOP lawmaker, Republican Senator McConnell described her views as a "cancer for the Republican party" in a no-holds-barred statement to The Hill.
Greene has publicly expressed support for QAnon – the baseless theory that Trump was working to rid the world of elite sexual predators.
Both QAnon universe and militia groups played leading roles in the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
McConnell blasted: “Loony lies and conspiracy theories are cancer for the Republican Party and our country.
“Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality,” McConnell said.
“This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”
The thinly-veiled three-sentence statement did not include Greene's name but made specific reference to a series of bizarre unearthed claims peddled by the freshman Representative in recent months and years.
Greene responded on Twitter, writing that "the real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully."
Yesterday Democrats demanded that Green was removed from a number of committees within 72 hours – or they would act.
The House Rules Committee planned to meet on Wednesday to take up a resolution to remove Greene from all her committees.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer gave Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority Leader, an ultimatum to either strip Greene of her committee assignments or the Democrats will move the issue to the floor.
Before being elected to Congress, Greene reportedly endorsed violence against Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other high-ranking Democrats.
Greene was awarded a seat on the House Eduction and Labor Committee and the House Budget Committee last week.
Greene, in a Twitter message over the weekend, said she would “never apologize” for her actions in the past.
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