Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is still in her first term, but her deranged rants and combative rhetoric have already propelled her to national infamy.
Before her election, Greene expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory and for the execution of her now-colleagues. When Democratic Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota became the first Muslim women elected to Congress, Greene described the historic moment as an "Islamic invasion," before traveling to the Capitol to demand they swear in on a Christian bible, rather than the Quran.
So people weren't surprised when news broke last week that Greene was linked to a subset of lawmakers called the America First Caucus, which—in promotional material obtained by Punchbowl News—which hailed the importance of "uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions."
The nativist language of the promotional platform sparked widespread backlash, including from high-profile congressional Republicans like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY).
A day after promising Greene would launch the caucus "very soon," her spokesman Nate Dyer said:
"The Congresswoman wants to make clear that she is not launching anything. This was an early planning proposal and nothing was agreed to or approved."
Greene took to Twitter, claiming in a lengthy thread that she hadn't read the proposal and that the media was to blame.
Do you know who really runs this country? The liars & psychotic left wing communists in the media who only care ab… https://t.co/zZnQkHpkQc— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸)1618679172.0
People thought it was rich Greene was blaming the media.
And yet, she just keeps wanting the media’s attention, by saying and doing stupid sh*t 🙄 nutcase https://t.co/faIwuzRRKn— Keepin it real (@Keepin it real)1618686740.0
@mtgreenee The only thing I believe is that you never read it.— Lily Sly (@Lily Sly)1618718413.0
@mtgreenee Deny & Lie - Trump Training 101— Derry Forman Schroer (@Derry Forman Schroer)1618679437.0
Greene attacks the media that accurately reported on her racist America First proposal. She defended it and Gaetz a… https://t.co/nbaontcReB— Dave Kane (@Dave Kane)1618715772.0
Greene's rant was lambasted across social media.
This is a congresswoman & the statement is couched in this kind of invective for one reason only: because Trump sho… https://t.co/QipkGMVq3t— David Patrikarakos (@David Patrikarakos)1618701652.0
This MTG statement is off the rails. https://t.co/NYktIrJiDI— KwitFollowingMe 🇺🇲🧘♀️🌛🌕🌜 (@KwitFollowingMe 🇺🇲🧘♀️🌛🌕🌜)1618708614.0
Marjorie Greene is upset the media said she believed in “Jewish space lasers.” She only said the California fires… https://t.co/I3oGoByecn— andrew kaczynski (@andrew kaczynski)1618683810.0
Each sentence is impressive in its abject stupidity, but the second to last one really takes the cake. https://t.co/RAcfHGjV8F— Scott Feinberg (@Scott Feinberg)1618725258.0
"I believe in America First with all my heart and that means [white supremacy for] every American, of every race, c… https://t.co/Vo637cwrUv— gathara (@gathara)1618692187.0
Greene has since moved on to trying to expel Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) from the House of Representatives.