[COMMENTARY] Greene Tries to Hide Vaccination Status Behind New Lie About Fauci
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA) was recently given a twelve-hour Twitter time-out for spreading misinformation about the Coronavirus. But just like her experience at the Holocaust Museum, Greene didn’t learn a thing from it.
Greene, who’s been fined for not following House mask mandates, suggested on Wednesday that Dr. Anthony Fauci is responsible for using “disgusting evil science” to create the COVID-19 pandemic. While she continues to play coy about her vaccination status–House rules also don’t allow for anyone to enter if they’re not vaccinated–Greene is now creating a brand new Big Lie about COVID-19.
Greene made the remarks to fellow Trump Brain Trust member Steve Bannon on the “Real America’s Voice” network after Sen. Rand Paul (Q-KY) grilled Dr. Fauci during a Senate hearing on Tuesday where the experienced epidemiologist told the disgraced ophthalmologist “You’re just wrong” about the virus.
“We all know he’s lied,” Greene told Bannon. “He’s the one that has been running his own personal human experiment with COVID-19 because gain of function [research] is his baby and then he paid for it with our tax dollars. How dare he use our tax dollars to create some sort of disgusting evil science that has killed so many people all over the world,” she continued. “This man is an enemy to our nation, he’s an enemy to the world because he played a major role in creating a bioweapon, which is COVID-19.”
That sound you hear is a cuckoo clock that never stops.
At presser Marjorie Taylor Greene says Dr. Fauci should be fired for lying. First question was from WaPo asking her if she should resign for lying. Perfect.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 20, 2021
Greene excels in not living in reality, and is clearly ignoring the very real quote from Dear Leader that was also echoed by Sean Hannity.
The exact origin of the virus is a big right-wing talking point; many believe (or at least publicly pretend they do) it was created in a lab by Chinese scientists to destroy the world. It was most likely transmitted from animal to humans, but that’s not scary enough, so now to suggest an American doctor somehow shirked his responsibilities to secretly work with the Chinese to create the virus is, of course, Qrazy.
Whether it's Rand Paul, Trump, or Marjorie Taylor Greene…
The "know-nothing know-it-alls" in the GOP are trying to paint Dr. Fauci as a villain to distract from their anti-science crusade that's killed countless Americans. pic.twitter.com/pj08mwRoc7
— Heather Gardner (@heathergtv) July 20, 2021
But Greene also criticized her former ally-in-Trump-kissassery, Sean Hannity, as well as the other Fox News hosts who have promoted COVID-19 vaccines.
“You know what bothered me? When we saw the DOW started to tank the other day because COVID cases are rising, that’s when we saw a big narrative change,” she said. “You saw Fox News going crazy. ‘We’ve got to get everyone vaccinated.’ Sean Hannity: ‘We’ve got to get everybody vaccinated.'”
BREAKING: Marjorie Taylor Greene has accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of creating COVID-19. In response, Dr. Fauci accused Ms. Greene of creating late stage brain eating syphilis.
— How About a Funny (@how_joke) July 21, 2021
Really looking forward to that January 6th Select Committee right about now. Marjorie Manson should be among the first to receive one of those subpoenas.