QAnon Congresswoman Tried to Sic the FBI on Keith Olbermann and He Shut Her All the Way Down
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) hasn't been in office for a month and she's already one of outgoing President Donald Trump's most vocal defenders in the House of Representatives.
Greene rose to prominence for her past support of the QAnon conspiracy web, which hinges on the collective delusion that Trump was sent to expose the secret network of satanic pedophile cannibals controlling the United States government.
Greene has amplified Trump's lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him thanks to widespread election fraud orchestrated by Democrats that delivered a false victory to President-elect Joe Biden.
As lawmakers took shelter in a secure room during last week's unprecedented siege on the United States Capitol by pro-Trump extremists, Greene was on video refusing to wear a mask despite the pandemic that's killed over 350 thousand Americans. Since then, multiple lawmakers have tested positive for the virus.
Greene recently responded to an article by Benjy Sarlin of NBC news in which he criticized the all-too-common refusal of Republican lawmakers to wear a mask.
You used one word of my spokesman’s response in regards to your mask accusation. You didn’t mention @SpeakerPelosi… https://t.co/36n9Vy7Svf— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸) 1610677555.0
Political commentator Keith Olbermann caught wind of the criticism and told Greene—who called January 6 a "1776 moment" for the United States before the riots occurred—that she was a traitor destined for prison.
You are going to prison, Traitor https://t.co/FnY6nVzBWQ— Keith Olbermann (@Keith Olbermann) 1610678922.0
Greene, whose campaign ads featured her with an assault rifle warning "Antifa" to "stay the hell out" of her district, considered Olbermann's sentiment a threat and reported him to the FBI.
This is extremely threatening violent rhetoric @FBI @TwitterSafety My Comms team is recording & archiving everythi… https://t.co/aX1scd2cZe— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸) 1610681134.0
Olbermann soon responded, calling her a "snowflake"—a name commonly used by conservatives to dismiss Democrats they believe are too sensitive.
Such a snowflake. It’s neither threatening to say you’ll be prosecuted for your disloyalty to this country, nor is… https://t.co/iLXC5bhPgf— Keith Olbermann (@Keith Olbermann) 1610685597.0
PS - OOOOOOOOOH NOT YOUR COMMS TEAM?!?!? pic.twitter.com/sCaS2i2QKE
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) January 15, 2021
The internet largely sided with Olbermann.
You tell her! https://t.co/NmcgtaVQ56— Charlie Mcpoodle (@Charlie Mcpoodle) 1610687132.0
@mtgreenee really needs to grow tougher skin if she can't handle people telling her she needs to be locked up for H… https://t.co/59mfrmL7yI— Michele Prestage (@Michele Prestage) 1610713860.0
Snowflake indeed! https://t.co/l02tUJUiuY— Brian Thompson (@Brian Thompson) 1610719065.0
He was far from the only one to call out Greene's hypocrisy.
FBI has their hands full investigating and prosecuting right-wing domestic terrorism and @mtgreenee crying because… https://t.co/VTtqNK3CMH— Real America #TheResistance (@Real America #TheResistance) 1610706843.0
@mtgreenee @FBI @TwitterSafety @KeithOlbermann Why do Republicans always play the victim when they are held accountable for their sedition?— David Weissman (@David Weissman) 1610727640.0
@mtgreenee @FBI @TwitterSafety @KeithOlbermann "We need freedom of speech! " wait... they're talking about me? "SHU… https://t.co/ssT4HiLPyX— John Slayer (@John Slayer) 1610726087.0
@mtgreenee @FBI @TwitterSafety @KeithOlbermann What??? Listen up, dear sensitive Margie. A prediction that you’ll… https://t.co/dGgWScIZo6— Sunny B (@Sunny B) 1610681975.0
@mtgreenee @FBI @TwitterSafety @KeithOlbermann This you Marj? Seems awfully threatening and violent. https://t.co/3PnRiVc4ub— Ari Cohn (@Ari Cohn) 1610682870.0
@mtgreenee @FBI @TwitterSafety @KeithOlbermann LOLOLOLOLOL the "THIS IS 1776" Crowd is suddenly concerned about violent rhetoric???— Sarah Linn (@Sarah Linn) 1610683510.0
@mtgreenee @FBI @TwitterSafety @KeithOlbermann Violence? Threats? Oh my goodness. Well at least Olbermann isnt wavi… https://t.co/6OJTbrEj5T— AJ Wittig (@AJ Wittig) 1610684961.0
Greene recently announced that she'd be filing articles of impeachment against President-elect Biden in a move that's certain to fail in the House.