Far-right Congresswoman and prominent conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has a long-established pattern of promoting violence against her perceived enemies.
In her first months of Congress, Greene was stripped of her committee assignments, partly because she expressed support for the execution of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California on Facebook.
But that reprimand wasn't enough to discourage Greene from continuing to suggest political violence. Greene has suggested shooting volunteers who go door-to-door with vaccine information. She's encouraged her followers to buy AR-15s. She's defended Capitol insurrectionists who beat police officers. She's repeatedly accosted her colleagues on the House floor, forcing one Congresswoman—Cori Bush of Missouri—to change offices to avoid further harassment.
And in a recent appearance with white nationalist and former Trump official Steve Bannon, Greene once again suggested blood be spilt.
.@mtgreenee on Steve Bannon\u2019s War Room today: \u201cOur freedoms are so precious, Steve, that we do not want to lose them. And the only way you get freedom back after you\u2019ve lost it is with the price of blood.\u201dpic.twitter.com/XU932FM8sY— The Republican Accountability Project (@The Republican Accountability Project) 1637162424
"We need a good plan that restores America back to the republic that it was originally founded to be, because our freedoms are so precious, Steve, that we do not want to lose them, and the only way you get freedom back after you've lost it is with the price of blood."
The comments had some wanting to boot her from Congress.
Marjorie Taylor Greene is an insurrectionist. Period. She should be in jail not Congress.https://twitter.com/AccountableGOP/status/1460991214203936771\u00a0\u2026— Fred Wellman (@Fred Wellman) 1637166641
Why is this person still in Congress?https://twitter.com/AccountableGOP/status/1460991214203936771\u00a0\u2026— Beth\u00ae\ud83c\udf0a (@Beth\u00ae\ud83c\udf0a) 1637163346
I hate elevating this stuff because she's doing this for attention, but this is genuinely dangerous.\n\nShe's already been removed from Committees, @TheDemocrats need to consider using the 14th Amendment, Section 3, to take action against her.https://twitter.com/AccountableGOP/status/1460991214203936771\u00a0\u2026— ContextFall (@ContextFall) 1637166388
Remove her for inciting violence @SpeakerPelosi \n\ncc: @TheJusticeDept \n\nWhen is it enough?https://twitter.com/accountablegop/status/1460991214203936771\u00a0\u2026— Joan of Snarc \u2764\ufe0f\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\udff9 (@Joan of Snarc \u2764\ufe0f\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\udff9) 1637162938
So MTG is calling for more bloodshed. She is unfit Georgia. You can do better.https://twitter.com/accountablegop/status/1460991214203936771\u00a0\u2026— Linda Duba (@Linda Duba) 1637167508
The internet was enraged by the apparent call to violence.
MTG is calling for our country to be restored to the republic it was originally meant to be. So, she wants to bring back slavery, and only allow white male land owners to vote, and she says the only way to restore these \u201cfreedoms\u201d is though bloodshed.pic.twitter.com/TAMtyTpzmv— Carolyn from Maryland (@Carolyn from Maryland) 1637166417
This is getting very scary if you are allow to say things like this ....WTF is going onhttps://twitter.com/AccountableGOP/status/1460991214203936771\u00a0\u2026— Crystal \u00af\_(\u30c4)_/\u00af (@Crystal \u00af\_(\u30c4)_/\u00af) 1637164941
I'm all for free speech, but this is inciting violence.https://twitter.com/AccountableGOP/status/1460991214203936771\u00a0\u2026— THEE Truth Sandwich\ud83d\uddf9 \ud83e\udd6a\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83d\ude37 \ud83e\udd40\u2702\ufe0f (@THEE Truth Sandwich\ud83d\uddf9 \ud83e\udd6a\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83d\ude37 \ud83e\udd40\u2702\ufe0f) 1637165235
Confessions of a traitor.https://twitter.com/AccountableGOP/status/1460991214203936771\u00a0\u2026— Trump Crisis (@Trump Crisis) 1637163301
Like all representatives, Greene is up for reelection in 2022.