GOP-Backed QAnon Candidate: There’s No Evidence A Plane Hit The Pentagon On 9/11
In previously unreported remarks, Republican-backed congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is both a QAnon supporter and a 9/11 conspiracy theorist, said there is no evidence that a plane hit the Pentagon during the September 11 terrorist attacks.
- Media Matters reported that in a video, Greene discussed “the so-called plane that crashed into the Pentagon. It's odd there's never any evidence shown for a plane in the Pentagon.”
“We had witnessed 9/11, the terrorist attack in New York and the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania and the so-called plane that crashed into the Pentagon. It's odd there's never any evidence shown for a plane in the Pentagon. But anyways, I won't -- I'm not going to dive into the 9/11 conspiracy. But 9/11 had happened. Our country was very much into a war. We had invaded Iraq looking for weapons of mass destruction that we never found at that time. We were basically destabilizing the Middle East.”
- “In reality, video and photographic evidence show a plane hit the Pentagon,” Media Matters noted.
- Greene “also falsely said that former President Barack Obama ‘is a Muslim’ and accused him of having ‘opened up our borders to an invasion by Muslims.’”
- Media Matters noted that both claims “have been frequently promoted over the years by right-wing media figures and through social media, message boards, and elsewhere.”
Despite espousing conspiracy theories and offering a bevy of racist and bigoted remarks, Greene has won support from top Republicans, according to the report.
She won her Republican primary runoff this week in a heavily Republican congressional district in Georgia, meaning that she is likely to become the first open and avowed supporter of the QAnon conspiracy theory in Congress. President Donald Trump has enthusiastically endorsed her, while House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) office said that Republicans “look forward” to her victory in November.