The investigation is ongoing into the January attack on the U.S. Capitol Building, but some of the people who have been connected to the events are still defending it. Marjorie Taylor Greene, unsurprisingly, is among them.
A recent Rolling Stone piece dropped an explosive new insight: while some members of Congress had been suspected of knowing about the attack in advance, or even having leaked information to rioters, this no longer relied on speculation. Instead, it was information directly from two planners of the January 6th events, who are cooperating with the investigation and say that they met with certain members of Congress repeatedly during the planning.
They allege that one member, Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ), specifically told them they’d receive pardons in an unrelated matter in exchange for orchestrating the rallies and protests that day, but they also say they met with other members and their staffs, including Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene.
While Boebert is denying any involvement, Greene is jumping straight to defense.
In the clip below, she defends the attack, declaring, “the Declaration of Independence says to overthrow tyrants.”
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) October 26, 2021
Interestingly, other Republicans have insisted that the attack wasn’t about “overthrowing” but just a peaceful protest with a touristy visit to the Capitol Building, whereas Greene’s defense looks almost like an admission. It’s also notable that the attack was carried out on Congress, of which she was a sitting member, and that it wasn’t about any ‘tyrant’ currently in power, but about preventing the seating of a duly-elected President of the United States.
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