Far-right Congresswoman and prominent conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has routinely encouraged violence among her supporters.
Framing herself as a Washington outsider with undying loyalty to former President Donald Trump, Greene has suggested shooting volunteers who go door-to-door with vaccine information and, before her election, expressed support for the execution of her now colleagues. She's advocated for a so-called "nonviolent" Capitol rioter who was caught on video assaulting a Capitol police officer.
Currently, the nation is watching the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenage vigilante who shot three people with an AR-15 during unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake by police.
Predictably, Greene has repeatedly praised Rittenhouse and called for his acquittal.
And in a bizarre Sunday tweet, Greene called on her Twitter followers to take a page from Rittenhouse's book and buy an AR-15.
The AR-15 is one of the best guns ever made.\n\nIt\u2019s easy to hold, especially for women.\n\nGuns don\u2019t get up and kill people by themselves.\n\nPeople kill people, with all kinds of tools.\n\nThat\u2019s why I always want the best tool to protect myself & my family.\n\nBuy a gun, try an AR-15.— Marjorie Taylor Greene \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1636920746
Greene suggested that AR-15s—which are designed to kill as many people as rapidly as possible—are equal to any other tool used to kill people. She also boasted that AR-15s are easy to hold "especially for women."
People surmised that Marjorie Taylor Greene was once again tacitly condoning violence.
Reporting this for promoting violencehttps://twitter.com/mtgreenee/status/1459977547232518154\u00a0\u2026— The Mayor (George Costanza arc) (@The Mayor (George Costanza arc)) 1636941987
Did the NRA write this for you?https://twitter.com/mtgreenee/status/1459977547232518154\u00a0\u2026— \ud83c\udf84\ud835\udd6d\ud835\udd86\ud835\udd97\ud835\udd87\ud835\udd86\ud835\udd97\ud835\udd86 (@\ud83c\udf84\ud835\udd6d\ud835\udd86\ud835\udd97\ud835\udd87\ud835\udd86\ud835\udd97\ud835\udd86) 1636934204
Best for the battlefield right Marj? That's what you want our streets to be. Battlefields.— Damn Kranky (@Damn Kranky) 1636933042
People are going to get hurt because of this tweet, Marjorie.— Andy Harris (@Andy Harris) 1636920777
So Marge is calling for her people to arm themselves. \n\nLiterally.— DeificClusterfuck (@DeificClusterfuck) 1636922583
But Greene's supporters applauded the message.
The sales lady for the AR-15 and she is pretty that never hurts being a Patriot just makes it sexy!!!https://twitter.com/mtgreenee/status/1459977547232518154\u00a0\u2026— VET'S B4 ILLEGALS (@VET'S B4 ILLEGALS) 1636931569
The second amendment was designed for protection against a tyrantical government! If a rogue government turns to a police state against The People, martial law, et al, THE PEOPLE MUST HAVE THE SAME FIREPOWER THAT A ROGUE POLICE STATE HAS FOR THEIR PROTECTION.https://twitter.com/mtgreenee/status/1459977547232518154\u00a0\u2026— 1 (@1) 1636995287
Gosh I love you MTG!!!! https://twitter.com/mtgreenee/status/1459977547232518154\u00a0\u2026— shynar the patriot (@shynar the patriot) 1636984006
Greene, who says she needs an AR-15 to protect herself and her family, remains unvaccinated and refuses to wear a mask on the House floor.