QAnon Rep Mocked For Awkward Misspelling In Text To Mark Meadows Claiming 'They Stole This Election'
Between the House of Representatives' inquiry into the January 6, 2021 insurrection and a Georgia voters' lawsuit to block Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene from the 2022 midterm ballot, a number of revelations have emerged about GOP congressional involvement in the Capitol riot.
The storming of the Capitol building—by attendees of a rally lead by then President Donald Trump—left five people dead, over 100 law enforcement officers injured and millions of dollars in damage.
One of the latest revelations is drawing ire and ridicule mixed with laughter.
What's funny (and what's not) about Greene's 'Marshall law' text via MSNBChttp://dld.bz/j9bmZ— Jeffrey Levin \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Jeffrey Levin \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1650989159
On January 17, 2021—two weeks after Greene took the congressional oath to uphold the Constitution, 11 days after the deadly insurrection and just three days before duly elected Democratic President Joe Biden would take his oath of office—Greene was still communicating with President Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about ways to derail democracy.
We\u2019re laughing at \u201cMarshall law.\u201d We should be looking at the goddamn date. \n\nJan. 17.— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko) 1650912055
Georgia GOP Representative Greene wrote:
"In our private chat with only Members, several are saying the only way to save our Republic is for Trump to call for Marshall [sic] law."
"I don’t know on those things. I just wanted you to tell him."
Whoa. New texts obtained by CNN show that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene told Meadows that he should talk to Trump about the possibility of invoking martial law. She testified Friday under oath that she couldn't remember if she ever advocated for martial law. https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/25/politics/mark-meadows-texts-2319/index.html\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/mqaapoUiJs— Marshall Cohen (@Marshall Cohen) 1650903933
Greene continued with Trump's repeatedly disproven, unsubstantiated Big Lie.
"They stole this election. We all know."
Also worthy of note is Greene and many of the other Republicans who claim the 2020 election was fraudulent, were elected via the ballots and voting machines they discredit.
Despite their vehement insistence the 2020 election wasn't valid, no members of the GOP refused to take office in January 2021.
"They will destroy our country next."
She then suggested:
"Please tell him to declassify as much as possible so we can go after Biden and anyone else!"
In testimony for the Georgia lawsuit that seeks to make Greene ineligible to run for reelection, the Republican Representative claimed to not recall having made such suggestions.
You can see her response here:
Question: Did you advocate to President Trump to impose martial law as a way to remain in power?\nGreene: I do not recall\nQuestion: So you\u2019re not denying you did it?\nGreene: I don\u2019t rememberpic.twitter.com/T2vNh6Jftt— Acyn (@Acyn) 1650652511
While many people focused on Greene's possible violation of her oath as a member of Congress, others noted her reference to "Marshall law."
Marshall Law is when the president seizes control to change the national anthem to \u201cLose Yourself.\u201dhttps://twitter.com/kfile/status/1518628995331407873\u00a0\u2026— Jacob Rubashkin (@Jacob Rubashkin) 1650905010
And Marshall law. Just to be safe..https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1518925798371115009\u00a0\u2026— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson) 1650975205
What is Marshall Law? Asking for someone who may have committed perjury.— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg) 1650936098
You just know Marge thinks this is Marshall law. pic.twitter.com/6IZvp6qLmx— Arnold Ziffel \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Arnold Ziffel \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1650975469
Would \u201cMarshall law\u201d be enforced by \u201cGazpacho police?"— Michael Beschloss (@Michael Beschloss) 1650906877
America being driven off a cliff before our eyes, and the people behind the wheel think it\u2019s spelled \u201cMarshall Law\u201d. https://twitter.com/igorbobic/status/1518624543803379714\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/FNFKcrbXAC— louvegh (@louvegh) 1650904647
Is Marshall Law what they bring in when TJMaxx customers go full Karen when the checkout line isn\u2019t moving?— Stephanie Ruhle (@Stephanie Ruhle) 1650949455
When the gazpacho police try to institute Marshall law https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/25/politics/read-mark-meadows-texts-sean-hannity-ivanka-trump-marjorie-taylor-greene/index.html\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/yKv3BnvlEY— Catherine Rampell (@Catherine Rampell) 1650905664
truly nothing captures the strange combination of absurdity and menace of the current moment than MGT texting the President's chief of staff urging him to declare Marshall Law.— Chris Hayes (@Chris Hayes) 1650906715
\u201cMarshall Law\u201d is what you get when you ban books— Gabe Sanchez \uea00 (@Gabe Sanchez \uea00) 1650925982
Everyone's having a laugh at #MarjorieTaylorGreene texting #MarkMeadows about "Marshall law" but I'm impressed with how many words she spelled correctly, considering she couldn't remember any words she ever spelled OR said on the stand the other day.— bettemidler (@bettemidler) 1650985502
Georgia voters in Greene’s district claim she helped facilitate the Capitol riot to disrupt certification of President Biden’s electoral college win.
Their lawsuit cited provisions under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which says members of Congress cannot engage “in insurrection or rebellion.”
A decision is expected by sometime next week