During 2020’s primary season, Republicans did little to stop QAnon advocate Marjorie Taylor Greene from being elected. One she won the GOP nomination, she became a shoe-in as the she was running unopposed in Georgia’s 14th District.
And she has been problematic from the start. Seemingly every day a video emerges of Greene spouting a wild conspiracy theory or harassing a teenage activist. There have been calls from numerous lawmakers for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to remove her from her committee assignment.
McCarthy, instead, decided to go all in on defending the Georgia lawmaker. In fact, the California congressman says he doesn’t even know what QAnon is. CNN hit him on those comments Thursday morning.
The hosts of New Day played a clip from August where McCarthy claimed, “There’s no place for QAnon in the Republican Party.”
Alisyn Camerota then said, “So in August he didn’t support it, and last night he didn’t know what it was.”
“It’s absurd,” followed Ryan Lizza. “He probably noticed the mob vandalizing and sacking the Capitol on January 6th, that half of them had giant Qs on their chests. And last night, he spent a couple of hours in a conference meeting where one of the big issues was one of his members’ conspiratorial views that were mostly about this QAnon conspiracy.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CNN:
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