'Marshall Law Marge' blows up her own 'I don't recall' defense while being questioned by Jim Acosta

'Marshall Law Marge' blows up her own 'I don't recall' defense while being questioned by Jim Acosta
CNN correspondent Jim Acosta confronts United States Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) outside of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on Thursday, April 28th, 2022 (screengrab/@JDCocchiarella/Twitter).

United States Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) was confronted by CNN reported Jim Acosta on Thursday afternoon about text messages that she sent to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in the wake of the January 6th, 2021 Capitol insurrection.

The exchanges – in which Greene called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) a "traitor" and urged Meadows to convince then-President Donald Trump to declare "Marshall law" in order to stay in power after his coup to steal the 2020 election failed – were published by CNN earlier this week after Greene testified under oath in court last Friday that she did not "recall" sending them.

Greene, whose candidacy for reelection is being constitutionally challenged because of her participation in Trump's revolt, has maintained her denials in numerous media appearances in the days that have followed.

But on Thursday, Acosta managed to trap Greene into blowing up her defense, and his questions led the Congresswoman to unintentionally admit that she has selective amnesia. It was an encounter that truly must be seen to be believed.

Acosta wasted no time prodding Greene:

I guess you also said that you don't recall calling Nancy Pelosi a traitor? Is that right?

Greene, giggling sinisterly:

You know, Jim, the problem is...

Acosta:

You don't seem to recall a lot. What's going on there?

Greene blamed Acosta for her lousy reputation:

You know Jim, you have a show, and in all fairness, you try to present this image of me to your viewers and it's just really not correct.

Acosta:

Well, we're just trying to get some answers. Did you send a text asking for the president to declare martial law? Did you do that?

Greene:

I, ya know, I don't recall those being my text messages. But have you read the text message that is, that you're referring to?

Acosta:

I did. It was misspelled, but it seemed to say that you were calling for martial law.

It was at that point that Greene's memory returned:

Cause it actually says, well actually it says if you read it correctly, Jim, your problem is is you're lying again right now, it says, 'I do not know' on those things. That's what that text message says. You know, why don't you be honest...

Acosta:

Why even bring it up? Why bring up martial law?

Greene:

Yeah you know your problem is you're just one of those liars on television and people hate it. They can't stand the liars on television.

Acosta

You're the one saying, 'I don't recall, I don't recall, I don't recall, I don't recall.'

Greene:

What was the supposed text message? Quote it. What does it say? 'I don't know on those things.' Read it out loud. Why don't you be honest for once? Read it out loud.

Acosta pulled out his phone while Greene continued to insist that she has no idea "if that was my text message or not," despite having just quoted it verbatim. While he was searching, Greene became enraged.

"Oh we got an article, why don't you find the actual text message?" she snapped at Acosta.

He did.

Acosta read aloud what Greene wrote to Meadows on January 17th, 2021:

In our private chat with only Members, several are saying the only way to save our Republic is for Trump to call for Marshall law. I don't know on those things. I just wanted you to tell him. They stole this election. We all know. They will destroy our country next. Please tell him to declassify as much as possible so we can go after Biden and anyone else!

Greene, now busted, tried to redirect focus onto the "I don't know" portion of the text and again claimed that it was not hers (it was). She told Acosta that he was "lying" and "accusing me of something and then when you read the actual words it tells another story. It tells the truth."

Again, that is false, as Greene's text clearly states.

Greene, flustered, said to Acosta that "I don't want anything to do with you," because according to her, he was misrepresenting the content of the message that she sent to Meadows.

Greene then demanded multiple times that Acosta "stop harassing me" because "I'm not subpoenaed."

As she started to walk away, Greene claimed that she "never gave" Acosta "permission" to ask her questions and that he is "trying to lie" about her.

"I'm tired of it," Greene snarled. "You're politely and unprofessionally lying because that's what you are. A liar. A professional liar. Good for you. Way to earn a paycheck."

Watch below via Jack Cocchiarella:

Twitter had an absolute field day at Greene's expense.








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