Marjorie Taylor Greene Supported Assassinating Pelosi, Other Democrats
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the recently sworn in Georgia Republican, repeatedly expressed her support on social media for executing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other prominent Democratic politicians. CNN reviewed hundreds of posts and comments from 2018 and 2019 on Greene’s Facebook page and uncovered the disturbing posts.
Greene was elected in November to represent Georgia’s 14th Congressional district. She frequently has put up far-right extremist conspiracy theories promoted by QAnon and other fringe groups on Facebook, musings that widely have been debunked and discredited.
But in January 2019 Greene “liked” a comment on Facebook that said “a bullet to the head would be quicker” to eliminate Pelosi from the political scene. Greene also liked comments that encouraged executing FBI agents who she felt were working as part of the “deep state” to undermine Donald Trump. In an April 2018 Facebook post Greene wrote encouragingly about a plot to hang former President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton over the Iran nuclear deal. “Stage is being set,” she wrote. “Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off.”
Other Facebook posts of Greene’s advocated having Obama arrested and declared “hang that bitch,” referring either to Obama or former Secretary of State John Kerry. Before initiating her run for Congress in 2020 Greene also created a petition and suggested in a speech that Pelosi should be tried and executed for treason because of her support for so-called sanctuary policies.
Greene has been extremely controversial since taking office and a number of Democrats have called on her to be removed from the House because of her extreme positions and refusal to follow coronavirus protocols while in the Capitol.
When contacted by CNN about the posts it uncovered, Greene didn’t deny their existence but attempted to pass off blame for them. “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.”