In the past three days we’ve learned that newly seated Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) believes the Parkland, Fla., and Newtown, Ct., mass school shootings never happened, the Las Vegas mass murder was staged as a premise to take away Americans’ guns, it’s okay to harass and threaten Parkland survivor David Hogg on the streets of Washington, D.C., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be assassinated for treason.
Today comes another stunning revelation: the wackadoodle now representing Georgia’s 14th congressional district also believes that the 2018 wildfires that devastated a huge swath of California – the worst in the state’s history – was started by a laser beam from space.
Media Matters has done a terrific job of culling through Greene’s social media history and capturing images of posts that she has been scrambling to erase over the past several days. Media Matters got to her posts about the Camp wildfire before she was able to make them vanish.
Investigators determined that the 2018 Camp fire was caused by sparks from electrical transmission lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). Greene didn’t believe that. Instead, she promoted a QAnon-type conspiracy theory that the fire was intentionally ignited by associates of then-Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, as a way of clearing huge sections of land to build a high-speed rail project.
Greene, who Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) thought was the perfect candidate to appoint to the House Education and Labor Committee, is facing calls to be removed from that committee and to be expelled from Congress.