After dozens of court cases, state legislature hearings, and bumbling press conferences failed to overturn the results of the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump and his supporters pointed to January 6—the day of the joint congressional session certifying then-President-elect Joe Biden's victory—as the day they would be vindicated.
Trump, along with his allies, exerted overwhelming pressure on Vice President Mike Pence to exercise powers he didn't have and unilaterally throw out electoral votes from swing states Trump lost. Pence refused, saying that he'd only hear objections and allow them to be voted on by both chambers of Congress, as is in the Constitution.
Subsequently, a mob of pro-Trump extremists stormed the Capitol in a deadly failed insurrection, calling for the execution of Mike Pence for his supposed betrayal. They shattered windows, ransacked offices, beat police officers, and even trampled a fellow rioter to death.
Days ahead of the insurrection, far-right members of Congress embraced increasingly nationalist, militant rhetoric, likening the impending events of January 6 to the revolution of 1776. Among these was Congresswoman and prominent conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, who posted a video of herself exiting the White House just a day before the insurrection unfolded.
Greene says in the video:
"Just finished with our meetings here at the White House this afternoon. We had a great planning session for our January 6 objection. We aren't going to let this election be stolen by Joe Biden and the Democrats. President Trump won by a landslide. Call your House Reps, call your Senators from your states. We've gotta make sure they're on board and we already have a lot of people engaged."
After the riots the next day, Greene would continue in her objection to the counting of Georgia's election votes, but without support from any Republican Senators, resulting in the objection being overruled.
Though Greene's objection was constitutionally allowed, her lies that Trump won and her constant correspondence with the White House ahead of the riots has drawn national outcry as Republicans continue to downplay the insurrection.
People soon called for her arrest and removal, claiming her lies directly led to the insurrection.
That arrest doesn't seem likely to occur.