Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is facing some backlash, yet again. This time, the Republican from Georgia is in hot water for posting an anti-transgender sign outside her office, right across from Illinois Rep. Marie Newman. Rep. Newman, a Democrat, hung the pink and blue transgender pride flag outside of her office in support of her trans child. This move of motherly support prompted Green to hang a sign that reads “There are TWO genders: MALE & FEMALE…Trust The Science.”
Rep. Newman told CNN that she was unconcerned with her colleague’s response. “You know, I’m immensely proud of my daughter and that’s all anyone is asking for is to be treated as anyone else and that’s what I want representative Greene to see,” she said. “She can keep going with whatever she’s doing and I have no interest in it. If she’s going to spend time running to FedEx and creating goofy signs, have at it.”
Facebook took down our video of me putting up the Transgender flag outside my office and labeled it as “hate speech.”
Meanwhile, they’re still allowing Marjorie Taylor Greene’s transphobic video to be posted.
Supporting transgender Americans is NOT hate speech. pic.twitter.com/dU2eXUpZSy
— Congresswoman Marie Newman (@RepMarieNewman) February 25, 2021
Greene’s move came after she argued against passing the Equality Act on the House Floor. The legislation would “amends civil rights laws such as the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which had banned discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion and national origin, to include protections on the basis of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity,” per USA Today. Greene unsuccessfully tried to block the bill coming to a vote, saying, “It is one thing to stop discrimination of a class of people, but it’s another thing to completely violate and destroy the rights of girls and women in order to achieve this.”
I am immensely proud of my daughter.
Our transgender flag not only represents her but the millions of Americans that deserve not to be bullied or discriminated against by anyone – let alone a sitting member of Congress.
— Congresswoman Marie Newman (@RepMarieNewman) February 25, 2021
This is the latest scandal to hit Rep. Greene, who was removed from her congressional committees earlier in the year. The divided house — lead by Speaker Nancy Pelosi — voted for the move after the Republican party was under for continuing to support and promote her. 11 Republicans agreed with 219 Democrats to remove Marjorie from her committees, while 199 GOP lawmakers voted no. Greene, a conspiracy theorist, once said in 2018 that she wanted to see House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama executed.
“When I started finding misinformation, lies, things that were not true in these QAnon posts, I stopped believing it,” she said on the House floor on Feb. 4. “I was allowed to believe things that weren’t true and I would ask questions about them and talk about them…and that is absolutely what I regret,” she said.
Here’s what you need to know about Greene, 46, who also previously said that the mass murders of children in Parkland and Sandy Hook never happened — and was still paced on the House Education Committee:
Marjorie Taylor Green Is A Republican Congresswoman From Georgia
Greene was elected representative of Georgia’s 14th congressional district in a 2020 runoff election. She won the August runoff election, then ran unopposed in the general election when her Democratic opponent, Kevin Van Ausdal, dropped out. Greene campaigned as a massive Trump supporter and ran on the slogan “Save America, Stop Socialism!”
Shortly before the primary election, Facebook removed a campaign video for violating its terms of service. In the video, Greene brandishes an AR-15 rifle and tells “antifa terrorists” to “stay the hell out of Northwest Georgia.” Her “number one policy goal is to end abortion in America,” according to her official congressional website. On Feb. 4, 2021, she was removed from her committee assignments by the House. She later addressed her past comments on the floor — but did not apologize. She confessed she “stumbled across” QAnon in 2017 after “seeing things in the news that didn’t make sense to me,” adding that she was “upset about things” the government at the time.
Green Has Supported QAnon Theories In The Past
Greene has distanced herself from QAnon, a conspiracy group that believes DC is run by pedophiles and sex traffickers who are trying to take down Trump for knowing “the truth.” She subscribed to the Pizzagate conspiracy and claimed that Hillary Clinton murdered her political opponents. In a February 2018 Facebook post, Greene backed a false claim that Clinton videotaped herself murdering a child in a Satanic ritual and ordering a “hit” on police to cover it up.
Green Called The Parkland Shooting A ‘False Flag’ & Harassed Survivors
Greene believes that the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead, was a “false flag” event to persuade the public to want stricter gun control laws. She said this about the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which 20 first graders and six teachers were murdered. A video reemerged in January 2021 of Greene harassing David Hogg, a teen survivor of Parkland, on the street in DC just weeks after the shooting.
Hogg, like many of his classmates, spoke up in the wake of the massacre to plead for gun control laws, and gained national attention. Greene filmed herself following him down the street on the way to the Capitol, telling him, “the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun” and asking him why he “used kids” in his messaging. Well, Hogg, his classmates, and the majority of the victims at the school shooting were children. Other Parkland families condemned Greene after the video went public.
On Feb. 4, she retracted her former statements. “School shootings are absolutely real,” she said on the House floor. “I also want to tell you 9/11 absolutely happened….It’s a tragedy for anyone to say it didn’t happen. I definitely want to tell you I do not believe that it’s fake,” she added.
.@mtgreenee, is this you harassing @davidhogg111 weeks after the Parkland shooting, that my daughter was killed in & he was in? Calling him a coward for ignoring your insanity. I will answer all of your questions in person. Get ready to record again.pic.twitter.com/aQjL74x7kh
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) January 27, 2021
Green Has Supported Executing Prominent Democrats & Threatened ‘The Squad’
A sick treasure trove of old Facebook posts, comments, and likes from 2018 and 2019 unearthed disturbing truths about Greene’s feelings for her new Democratic colleagues. In a January 2019 post, Greene liked a comment that said “a bullet to the head would be quicker” to remove House Speaker Pelosi. She also liked comments on other posts about executing FBI agents who were part of the “deep state.” Greene indicated in an April 2018 post, in response to a commenter, that she wanted to see Clinton and Obama hanged.
“Stage is being set,” Greene wrote, according to CNN. “Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off.” During her congressional campaign, she posted a photo of herself holding a gun next to a photo of Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib, along with the words “hate America leftists [who] want to take this country down.”
Greene’s Fellow Republicans Have Condemned Her Racist & Violent Posts
The House’s highest-ranking Republicans tried to distance themselves from Greene when she was running for office in 2020 after Politico uncovered viciously racist, anti-Semitic, and Islamaphobic videos she posted on Facebook. In the videos, Greene said that Muslims shouldn’t be in government and were pedophiles; called Black people “slaves to the Democratic Party”; called George Soros, a prominent Jewish Democratic donor, a Nazi; and said she would feel “proud” to see Confederate monuments in the south if she were Black.
She compared Black Lives Matter activists to the neo-Nazis and KKK members who marched in Charlottesville. “Guess what? Slavery is over,” she said in one video. “Black people have equal rights.” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) said in a statement at the time that, “The comments made by Ms. Greene are disgusting and don’t reflect the values of equality and decency that make our country great.”
And yet, here Greene is sitting on the House Education Committee a year later. Pelosi criticized the House GOP in a January 28 press conference for not doing more to rebuke Greene in light of these new findings. “Assigning her to the Education Committee when she has mocked the killing of little children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, when she has mocked the killing of teenagers in high school at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school — what could they be thinking?” Pelosi asked. “Or is thinking too generous a word for what they might be doing? It’s absolutely appalling, and I think the focus has to be on the Republican leadership of this House of Representatives for the disregard they have for the death of those children.”
Senator Mitch McConnell also spoke out against Greene in a statement reported by The Hill on Feb. 1. Although he never named her in his statement, he did refer to the false conspiracy theories she has come up with and warned that it could be damaging the Republican party. .
“Loony lies and conspiracy theories are cancer for the Republican Party and our country,” McConnell said. “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. This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”
The real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully.
This is why we are losing our country.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) February 2, 2021
Marjorie appeared to respond to McConnell’s comments in a tweet she posted on the same day. “The real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully. This is why we are losing our country,” the tweet read.