Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Green blamed Antifa and said “no one can convince her” that the violent protesters involved in the January 6 riots were supporters of Donald Trump.
“I was very upset. I didn’t expect anything like that. And when it happened, I thought, ‘This is Antifa, and no one can convince me that the so-called Trump supporters, we know there are a lot of mistakes, I can’t wait for investigations, a real investigation'” Mrs. Green said. .
The far-right Republican leader was speaking with 2020 election conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell on his show.
She said the Biden administration’s response to the riots was “political persecution” in which more than 800 people have been arrested and more than 200 criminal sentences handed out.
The MP added that people who did things “that they shouldn’t have done” should be treated better while incarcerated, and bring her prison visit.
“Okay, they were accused of things they shouldn’t have done, well, it happened, they deserve their day in court, they deserve their due process rights, but frankly, my gosh, what is happening to these people is so heartbreaking,” she said in a Lindell TV interview. .
She added, “I was in that prison, and I saw them, it’s so sad. They didn’t shower, they didn’t have a haircut, they couldn’t shave because they weren’t vaccinated. They were treated worse if they weren’t vaccinated, but which country are we?”
The Georgia representative did not provide a clear position on whether she believes Mr Trump’s supporters were involved in the riots at the US Capitol.
One of the biggest supporters of Mr. Trump’s claims that the election that declared Joe Biden to have been stolen, Greene sent a text message to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on the day of the violent attack and said she feared it would happen. Active shooter on site.
Please tell the chief to calm the people. Greene, who frequently distributes conspiracy theories, said that’s not the way to solve anything.
But the next day, she tried to refute her allegations about Mr. Trump and said, “I don’t think President Trump caused the attack on the Capitol.”
“It’s not his fault. Antifa was mixed in the crowd [sic] He was instigated, and unfortunately people followed him. “But when people try everything and no one listens and nothing works, I think they think they have no other choice,” she said in a text message.
With only a few days left in Mr Trump’s presidency on January 17, Ms Green said he should call for martial law, which she misspelled as “Marshall”.
In our private, member-only conversation, many say the only way to save our republic is for Trump to demand the Marshall Act. [sic]She said. “I don’t know about these things. I just wanted you to tell him. They stole this election. We all know. They are going to destroy our country then. Please phone [sic] He should declassify as much as possible so we can go after Biden and everyone else! “