Marjorie Taylor Greene About Jan. 6 Insurrection: We Would Have Had More Guns, And We Would Have Won!
[guest post by Dana]
While speaking at a Republican gathering in New York on Saturday night, in which audience members included notable members of the far-right, MAGAland, Steve Bannon, Donald Trump Jr., and the founder of Vdare, Marjorie Taylor Greene made these comments:
Before scoffing at the idea that she played a role in the Jan. 6 attack, she made a crack about how unfamiliar she had been with the layout of the Capitol complex: “I couldn’t even find a bathroom.”
“Then Jan. 6 happens and next thing you know, I organized the whole thing along with Steve Bannon here,” Greene said with apparent sarcasm, to laughter from attendees. “And I will tell you something: If Steve Bannon and I had organized that, we would have won.”
“Then Jan. 6 happens and next thing you know, I organized the whole thing along with Steve Bannon here…And I will tell you something: If Steve Bannon and I had organized that, we would have won.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s January 6th comments at last night’s New York Young Republican Club Gala:
“I got to tell you something, if Steve Bannon and I had organized that, we would have won. Not to mention, it would’ve been armed.” pic.twitter.com/KtiecOAlgd
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) December 11, 2022
Claiming that if she had been in charge of the planning of Jan. 6, “we would have won” and “it would’ve been armed” makes it sound like Greene was actually disappointed by how the day turned out. And while there were indeed guns in the hands of rioters that day, she and Bannon would have made sure there were even more guns because apparently, that’s what would have secured a “win”. But how? Tell us, Marge, what you would have wanted people to do with those guns and what would a “win” look like??
This is an astounding thing for a sitting member of Congress to say, even if she writes it off as sarcasm “making fun of Joe Biden and the Democrats, who have continuously made me a political target since January 6th.” But Greene isn’t any person on the street making these
comments uh, jokes. She is a sitting member of Congress. And that *should* mean something.
As the White House put it:
… goes against our fundamental values as a country for a Member of Congress to wish that the carnage of January 6th had been even worse, and to boast that she would have succeeded in an armed insurrection against the United States government. This violent rhetoric is a slap in the face to the Capitol Police, the DC Metropolitan Police, the National Guard, and the families who lost loved ones as a result of the attack on the Capitol. All leaders have a responsibility to condemn these dangerous, abhorrent remarks and stand up for our Constitution and the rule of law.”
Greene and her never-ending cheap MAGAland antics remind me once again why Americans consistently (and rightfully) hold Congress in such low regard. That the audience laughed at her Jan. 6 “jokes,” as she knew they would, makes me happy, yet again, to no longer belong to the Republican Party.
Q: Do you think that Greene shot herself in the foot with these comments in light of angling for an in with Kevin McCarthy, whom she is supporting for Speaker and told the New York Times “I think that to be the best speaker of the House and to please the base, he’s going to give me a lot of power and a lot of leeway”?