Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted over old social media posts advocating violence against Democrats in court testimony
SO, IT IS TRUE THAT YOU LIKED A POST THAT SUGGESTED THAT “A BULLET TO THE HEAD OF NANCY PELOSI WOULD BE A QUICKER WAY TO REMOVE HER AS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE…
YOU ARE USING A CNN ARTICLE WHICH — CNN HAS LIED ABOUT ME MULTIPLE TIMES, AND YOU ARE USING A CNN ARTICLE AS YOUR EVIDENCE.
I’M ASKING YOU TO ANSWER MY QUESTION. DID YOU LIKE A POST THAT SAYS “THAT A BULLET TO THE HEAD WOULD BE A QUICKER WAY TO REMOVE NANCY PELOSI?”
I HAVE HAD MANY PEOPLE MANAGE MY SOCIAL MEDIA OVER THE YEARS. I HAVE NO IDEA WHO LIKED THAT.
ARE YOU TESTIFYING UNDER OATH THAT IT WASN’T YOU?
I AM TESTIFYING, I HAVE NO IDEA WHO LIKED THAT COMMENT.
FAIR ENOUGH. IT COULD HAVE BEEN YOU. RIGHT?
I DO NOT KNOW.
At the hearing, Greene initially denied she had called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “a traitor to our country,” as CNN’s KFile reported.
“No, I haven’t said that,” the congresswoman said.
Greene eventually admitted to having said that about Pelosi as the attorney questioning the congresswoman put up the exhibit with her remarks.
“Oh, no. Wait. Hold on now –” Green quickly interjected. “Oh no, wait, hold on now. I believe that by not securing the border that violates her oath of office.”
Before she ran for Congress in 2020, Greene created a White House petition in January 2019 to impeach the House speaker for “crimes of treason,” citing Pelosi’s support of so-called sanctuary policies that “are serving illegals and not United States citizens,” and because Pelosi did not support then-President Donald Trump’s border wall.
In one speech promoting the petition, Greene suggested Pelosi could be executed for treason.
“She’s a traitor to our country. She’s guilty of treason,” Greene says in the 2019 video, which she posted on Facebook at the time, before the video was removed. “She took an oath to protect American citizens and uphold our laws. And she gives aid and comfort to our enemies who illegally invade our land. That’s what treason is. And by our law representatives and senators can be kicked out and no longer serve in our government. And it’s, uh, it’s a crime punishable by death is what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason.”