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Marjorie Taylor Greene Makes Shocking Remarks on US Capitol Attack

Far-right congresswoman says the violent crowd would have won on January 6 if she and Steve Bannon had planned it

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UNITED STATES:  Marjorie Taylor Greene, a congresswoman from the far-right, boasted that she and former Donald Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon would have been in charge of organizing the uprising on January 6, 2021, at the US Capitol. “The violent mob would have won, and everyone in it would’ve been armed,” she added.

During an address to the New York Young Republicans Club’s dinner on Park Avenue in Manhattan on Saturday night, the infamous provocateur made her remarks regarding the fatal attack on January 6. On behalf of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Hatewatch kept an eye on the situation.

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“January 6 happened, and next thing you know, I organized the whole thing, along with Steve Bannon here. And I will tell you something, if Steve Bannon and I had organized that, we would have won. Not to mention, it would’ve been armed.” Greene said.

Greene’s explosive comments were received with applause and affirmative whoops from the audience, including Bannon, Donald Trump Jr., and prominent far-right members. The creators of Vdare, a website that advocates against immigration and is white nationalist, were present.

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The organization Patriot Takes, which keeps track of far-right extremism, videotaped Greene’s speech and broadcast excerpts of it on Twitter.

The lawmaker has a long history of making contentious remarks, such as racial remarks, and showing sympathy for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon. 

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She was compelled to give testimony about her actions leading up to the Capitol uprising in April during a court proceeding in Georgia where her opponents sought to have her removed from Congress.

Less than two weeks after January 6, text conversations between Greene and Mark Meadows, Trump’s chief of staff, were revealed during the hearing. She informed Meadows in a text message that other lawmakers had informed her that “the only way to save our Republic is for Trump to call Marshall [sic] law … They stole this election. We all know that.”

Greene testified in court that she had committed no crimes and was merely a “victim” of the Capitol breach, which has been blamed for nine fatalities, including the suicides of law enforcement officials who had been traumatized. She said she was unaware of sending the SMS imposing martial law.

At the Park Avenue event, other speakers also used divisive language. Gavin Wax, the president of the Young Republicans, demanded “total war” against liberals.

Also Read: Four Dead After Trump Supporters Storm US Capitol Building

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