Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has been in office for less than two weeks, but she's already become one of outgoing President Donald Trump's most vocal defenders in Congress.
Greene is notable for expressing support for QAnon—the collective delusion that Donald Trump was sent to expose a network of satanic, cannibal pedophiles secretly controlling the United States government—ahead of her election.
After his lies about the 2020 election sparked an unprecedented siege of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump extremists last week, the President is banned from Twitter and other social media outlets for fear that he'll continue using his online presence to incite violence by his devout supporters.
The bans were met with backlash from the GOP, who claimed Twitter was "silencing" the President of the United States.
Greene is joining a chorus of Republican lawmakers decrying so-called censorship of conservatives by social media outlets, which they falsely claim is a violation of the First Amendment.
And as the House debated whether to impeach Trump for a historic second time, Greene spoke on the House floor in opposition.
But her choice of mask generated more buzz than the content of the address to her colleagues.
Yes, Marjorie Taylor Greene is wearing a mask that says “CENSORED” as she speaks into a microphone on the floor of… https://t.co/HyINi4RH9P— Jessie Opoien (@Jessie Opoien) 1610566164.0
Speaking as an elected official to 434 of her colleagues in remarks broadcast to millions of people across the world and immortalized in the Congressional record for centuries to come, Greene's mask sported the word "CENSORED" as a critique to the supposed suppression of conservatives by social media outlets.
The image said far more than the single word on her mask.
Leaders of this movement are defined by having great privilege while feigning martyrdom and one couldn't sum it up… https://t.co/Wusv6QRuAG— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper) 1610567971.0
same energy https://t.co/iciRbm6XmU https://t.co/fRC7zouZeP— ☀️👀 (@☀️👀) 1610576093.0
Love to wear my CENSORED mask as I speak freely, from my highly public and powerful position as U.S. Representative… https://t.co/88Sg1XhBeL— Tiffany C. Li (@Tiffany C. Li) 1610568926.0
Irony is still dead in the House Republican caucus and this foolish Georgia Rep. is the poster child for what happe… https://t.co/9KXiDvY3Dw— Grant Stern (@Grant Stern) 1610577844.0
nothing says "censored" like speaking freely into a microphone on the floor of the US House of Representatives that… https://t.co/OqoHPcprk2— Terry Parris Jr. (@Terry Parris Jr.) 1610575732.0
Republicans' dictionary – "CENSORED", verb being given a microphone on live television, to espouse lies with the e… https://t.co/BuNrPkh1Bg— Chip Franklin InsideTheBeltway.com (@Chip Franklin InsideTheBeltway.com) 1610568619.0
The irony was widely mocked.
Marjorie Taylor Greene testifying in a CENSORED mask has big comedian posing for a headshot with caution tape over… https://t.co/U6bz9gME5i— Josh Gondelman (@Josh Gondelman) 1610567005.0
hmm i can still hear @mtgreenee??? even though her mask says censored????? anyone else?????????????? https://t.co/fNf9bsOiG9— blaire erskine (@blaire erskine) 1610566514.0
Censored at a mic is funny. https://t.co/cVt9hgGztt— Zach Braff (@Zach Braff) 1610569935.0
On Wednesday afternoon, the House voted to impeach Donald Trump for the second time, with 10 Republicans voting in favor, making it the most bipartisan presidential impeachment in U.S. history.