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Close Ally of Marjorie Taylor Greene Was Among Capitol Mob

When Marjorie Taylor Greene was removed from her committee assignments, many wondered what she would actually do with her time in Congress since she’s basically not allowed to get any work done. Aside from continuing to tweet conspiracy theories, Greene used her limited time on the House floor to make a lengthy and often transphobic speech to oppose the Equality Act on Wednesday, the same day it was revealed that she just might have had more to do with the January 6th attack on the Capitol.

In tweets posted after the Capitol insurrection, Greene falsely suggested that those who had broken into the Capitol were not Republicans and instead falsely implied so-called “Antifa” dressed as Trump supporters were to blame. In fact, Anthony Aguero, a conservative Livestreamer, activist, and associate of Greene, said on video following the January 6 assault on the Capitol that he had been among those who entered and attacked those who falsely claimed it was done by “Antifa.”

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Greene and Aguero have worked closely together over the years on causes such as immigration and the border wall and have attended pro-Trump rallies together. In the past, Greene has repeatedly called Aguero “amazing” and a “friend.” On social media, Aguero has called Greene “one of my closest friends.”

In a video from January 6th that Aguero posted on Instagram, he can be heard cheering on, from a distance, as a mob of rioters pushes against Capitol Police. In a comment, Aguero wrote “MAGA” under the video. Aguero confirmed to CNN he was at the Capitol on January 6 and said he was an “independent journalist” there reporting the events. He also reiterated his support for Greene.
“I fully support Marjorie Taylor Greene. We need more great people like her. God bless her and her family,” said Aguero.

Greene was temporarily banned from her personal Facebook page in May 2019 and used Aguero’s page to livestream. She was also recently photographed with Aguero in Washington at the “March for Trump” rally in November 2020 where she was a speaker. Following Greene’s speech, Aguero can be seen accompanying her off the stage in a video of the rally.

Aside from her display of overt transphobia in the House on Wednesday, Greene and her staff still need to answer for their behavior off the House floor as well, as she was reminded by her former office neighbor and the current one.



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