Wight-wing commentators and politicians have mocked Democrats for saying that being in the Capitol complex on January 6th, 2021, was scary, but they likely won’t attack Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is, after all, one of their own, for the same thing. Greene, who has defended the attackers and insisted they are merely ‘political prisoners,’ now says she was scared of them the day that they broke into the Capitol, and that she thought they must be antifa, not Trump supporters.
In the clip below, obtained by PatriotTakes, Greene can be seen addressing a crowd, seeming to tacitly admit that the attackers were, indeed, Trump supporters, as she describes her terror and her initial refusal to believe that they could be the folks she’s politically aligned with.
Marjorie Taylor Greene on the January 6th riot:
“That riot was very upsetting to me. I was inside the chamber when it happened, and it scared me. It did. It scared me. I did not know what was happening. I couldn’t believe that they were Trump supporters.” pic.twitter.com/H4HzQhlQcO
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) January 28, 2022
I’ll tell you right now, I didn’t like what happened on January 6th. That riot was upsetting to me. I was inside the chamber when it happened, and it scared me. It did, it scared me. I did not know what was happening. You couldn’t convince me. I was like, ‘no, that’s antifa.'”
Salon reported last year that Tucker Carlson and Megyn Kelly both mocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Fox News for admitting essentially the same thing — that she had been scared by the attack.
They weren’t the only ones. Donald Trump Jr. posted memes on his Instagram that insinuated Ocasio-Cortez was exaggerating or even inventing her story of being afraid.
He even compared her to Jussie Smollett, an actor who was indicted for allegedly faking a hate crime.
There has been no response, so far, by Trump or any right-wing media personalities, to Greene’s own admission of fear.
Notably, there is video, seen below as shared by Ashton Pittman of the Mississippi Free Press of Greene while the attack was going on, in which she doesn’t show any concern, but is smugly shaking her head at another legislator’s offer of a mask.
After sheltering in place with colleagues, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman has COVID-19.
When Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester tried to hand out masks while sheltering in place during the MAGA riots, 3 white Republicans refused, laughing: Steve Scalise, Andy Biggs & Marjorie Taylor Greene. https://t.co/xrkDzwI4Vp pic.twitter.com/tWcnedLydd
— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) January 11, 2021
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