'The space laser person': Gavin Newsom blasts MTG using her own conspiracy theories against her

'The space laser person': Gavin Newsom blasts MTG using her own conspiracy theories against her
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaking at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention at the George R. Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California, Gage Skidmore

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) recently took aim at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) by unearthing one of her previous bizarre conspiracy theories where she claimed Target “forcefully exposed” children to merchandise related to Pride Month.

According to HuffPost, the latest disagreement between Newsom and Greene began on Twitter after the California governor expressed frustration over Target's latest move. Newsom insists Target betrayed the LGBTQ+ community by selling it out to "extremists.”

After facing deep backlash, the retailer opted to rid its shelves of all apparel supporting Pride Month; a move that suggests they were more than willing to concede to bullying.

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“CEO of Target Brian Cornell selling out the LGBTQ+ community to extremists is a real profile in courage. This isn’t just a couple stores in the South. There is a systematic attack on the gay community happening across the country,” Newsom tweeted.

“Wake up America," he added. "This doesn’t stop here. You’re black? You’re Asian? You’re Jewish? You’re a woman? You’re next.”

Greene fired back at Newsom arguing "the 'gay community' is not under attack before falsely claiming that the retail giant was forcing children in the store to see 'tuck-friendly' kids’ clothing," the news outlet reports.

Newsom quickly shot back at Greene with a reference to one of her previous, outlandish conspiracy theories. The Democratic governor highlighted Greene's theory about a campfire that erupted in California back in 2018. At the time, the lawmaker baselessly claimed solar energy from outer space was the reason for a California campfire.

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“Are you the space laser person?” Newsom tweeted to Greene.

Since facing criticism for the bizarre theory, Greene has made multiple attempts to distance herself from it due to the well-known Rothschild family being linked to the fires. During an interview, Greene also claimed to have no knowledge of the family being subjected to antisemitism and conspiracy theories.

“I’m fully against antisemitism. You’re mixing two things together," Greene said to a reporter. "You’re accusing me of something I did not do, and then you’re trying to blame me for antisemitism. You are such a liar. You need to stop."

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