Twitter users torch Marjorie Taylor Greene after she whines that the insurrection only happened that 'one time'
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is pushing a new argument in defense of the Jan. 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. According to the conspiracy-driven lawmaker, it only happened "one time."
At the time, Wong asked Greene how she felt about House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) decision to remove Republican lawmakers from the House Select Committee overseeing the Jan. 6 investigation. Former President Donald Trump, a number of his allies and hundreds of angry Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol are at the center of the investigation.
“The American people are fed up with this over-dramatization of a riot that happened here at the Capitol one time,” Greene said in the video.
She later added, “They are sick and tired of Jan. 6. It’s over, OK?”
While Greene tweeted Wong's tweet of her quotes in an effort to accuse him of misleading the public in his reporting, the clip actually confirmed the opposite; Wong had accurately reported Greene's remarks.
FULL video of what I said about Jan. 6.\n\nEvery week the press asks Republicans divisive questions about each other like this, trying to get me to say something bad or criticize @GOPLeader. \n\nThen only report a twisted sound bite of our words.\n\nI\u2019m not playing the game anymore. https://twitter.com/scottwongDC/status/1513151450033135622\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/QGFHxJj7II— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene) 1649612748
At another point later in the video, Greene added, “It was a riot. It was horrible. I hated it. I was shocked. It was a terrible experience. People are rotting in jail pretrial because they’ve been arrested for it. Why don’t you go to the jail and visit those people?”
For months now, Greene has been vocal in her criticism of the House investigation into Jan 6. Describing the angry mob that stormed the Capitol as “political prisoners,” she has also advocated for the release of rioters who are incarcerated.
In response to Greene's criticism of Wong, Twitter users also chimed in with their reactions. "9/11 only happened one time over 20 years ago and I still have to take my shoes off to get on a plane," one Twitter user wrote. "Hell, there's even been some accountability for 9/11 (thanks Obama) yet still almost none for 1/6. I think we can care for a while longer."
9/11 only happened one time over 20 years ago and I still have to take my shoes off to get on a plane. Hell, there's even been some accountability for 9/11 (thanks Obama) yet still almost none for 1/6. I think we can care for awhile longer.— \ud83d\udc51 King of the Internets \ud83d\udc51 (@\ud83d\udc51 King of the Internets \ud83d\udc51) 1649688067
"I'm not over it, will never be over it! Just one time? If people will do it once, they'll do it again," another user wrote. "Time for @RepMTG to get over being PO'd by the Committee investigating what happened, including any involvement by any member of the House or Senate."
I'm not over it, will never be over it! Just one time? If people will do it once, they'll do it again. Time for @RepMTG to get over being PO'd by the Committee investigating what happened, including any involvement by any member of the House or Senate.— BG (@BG) 1649711711
\u201cWE ONLY TRIED TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT ONE TIME!! GOD!\u201d— NICKinNOVA (@NICKinNOVA) 1649598483
Time\u2019s ticking, Marjorie. Your seat will be filled by someone who can actually hold people accountable.— Fruity Fangs (@Fruity Fangs) 1649642277
I will continue to talk about January 6 until every person directly involved, everyone complicit, everyone who thinks it was a good thing and everyone who says it was patriotic are held accountable. Even if I have to talk about it every day for the rest of my life.— John Golden (@John Golden) 1649671758
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