Marjorie Taylor Greene Indicated Support For Executing Democrats In 2018, 2019
According to CNN, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on numerous occasions on Facebook indicated her support for executing prominent Democrats in 2018 and 2019, prior to being elected to Congress.
Greene, who represents Georgia's 14th Congressional District, frequently posted far-right extremist and debunked conspiracy theories on her page, including the baseless QAnon conspiracy which casts former President Donald Trump in an imagined battle against a sinister cabal of Democrats and celebrities who abuse children.
In one post, from January 2019, Greene liked a comment that said "a bullet to the head would be quicker" to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In other posts, Greene liked comments about executing FBI agents who, in her eyes, were part of the "deep state" working against Trump.
In one Facebook post from April 2018, Greene wrote conspiratorially about the Iran Deal, one of former President Barack Obama's signature foreign policy achievements. A commenter asked Greene, "Now do we get to hang them ?? Meaning H & O ???," referring to Obama and Hillary Clinton.
CNN reported that Greene replied: "Stage is being set. Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off."
According to the report, after CNN reached out to the Georgia Republican, a statement was posted to Greene’s personal Twitter account claiming that many people have handled her Facebook page; however, the outlet noted that Greene did not deny that she liked posts or responded to comments.
"Over the years, I've had teams of people manage my pages. Many posts have been liked. Many posts have been shared. Some did not represent my views. Especially the ones that CNN is about to spread across the internet," she wrote.
Greene did not specify whether she or a member of her team were behind the posts reviewed by CNN's KFile.
Prior to running for Congress, Greene posted a video to her Facebook page promoting a petition she started in January 2019 to impeach the House speaker for "crimes of treason.”
In the video, Greene suggests that Pelosi could be executed for treason:
"She's a traitor to our country, she's guilty of treason," Greene says in the video, which she posted on Facebook at the time. "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."
In the comments of her Facebook posts, often promoting the petition, Greene liked a comment that said "through removal or death, doesn't matter, as long as she goes," referring to Pelosi, and another that encouraged Greene to "beat Pelosi's ass."
CNN noted that Greene was hit with calls to resign last week after Media Matters reported she had previously agreed with Facebook comments calling the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School a “false flag” planned event.