With the U.S. House of Representatives out of session and having been stripped of all of her committee assignments, Marjorie Taylor Greene has lots of time on her hands these days. One of her favorite pastimes of late has been to appear on former Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s podcast and espouse whatever wild thoughts that jump into her head in the moment.
Tuesday edition of ‘MTG Pontificates’ saw the freshman Georgia Republican congresswoman cementing her position as the fringe-iest of conspiracy theory fringe commentators by decreeing that infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci should be under criminal indictment and declaring that she doesn’t “believe in evolution. I believe in God.”
Responding to a prompt from show host Bannon, Greene launched into a diatribe that was extreme even for the woman who said it would be cool if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was executed and the dreaded “Jewish space lasers” were responsible for igniting California wildfires.
“Dr. Anthony Fauci needs to get a lawyer because I believe he is criminally liable for what’s happened with COVID-19,” Greene said, offering absolutely zero proof of her claim. She went on to assert that Fauci, going as far back as 2012, was at the forefront of planning and funding the creation of a “bioweapon.”
Greene, displaying all of the scientific expertise her business administration degree from the University of Georgia imparted in her, dismissed the necessity of scientists researching how viruses develop, spread and mutate. “I don’t buy it because I don’t believe in evolution. I don’t believe in that kind of so-called science.” (She added visual air quotes to emphasize her point.) “I don’t believe in evolution. I believe in God.
“These viruses were not making people sick until they created them and weaponized these viruses to be able to attach to our cells,” she said.
You can watch the entire bizarre interview below.