Jim Acosta asks Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for proof that the FBI was involved in the 1/6 attack. She has none, but she does think it would be great if Speaker Pelosi put her on the select committee investigating the Capitol attack. pic.twitter.com/ClauT5lFq4
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) June 27, 2021
It should be a bipartisan committee.
And Marjorie should be the leader of the Republican side.
GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene would like to serve on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s select committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection, the Georgia freshman told CNN in an interview Thursday.
“Sure. She should put me on the committee. That would be great,” Greene told CNN.
Greene’s interest in a seat on the select committee is likely to create a new irritant for the lawmakers who hope to get to the bottom of the attack on the US Capitol. In recent weeks, Greene has joined some other conservative Republicans in advancing unfounded claims that the far-left antifa movement or the FBI might have somehow been involved in the rioting on January 6.
Despite being questioned multiple times by CNN about the new false flag theory, promoted by Fox News and right-wing websites, that the FBI orchestrated the deadly assault on the Capitol, Greene, who has a history of spreading conspiracy theories, did not offer any evidence to back it up.
“There’s all kinds of people involved in the rioting. There’s people in black clothes. There’s people in red hats,” Greene responded.
“Look there are questions that need to be answered,” Greene added finally, after being pressed repeatedly on the baseless theory, which is yet another example of right-wing figures deflecting responsibility away from supporters of former President Donald Trump, who were captured on police body-worn camera footage at the riot. Federal investigators have charged hundreds of Trump supporters for their involvement.
The GOP firebrand said she would be willing to accept that the FBI did not play a role in the insurrection, provided that the bureau offers evidence demonstrating its lack of involvement.
“If they say they weren’t and show proof they weren’t, then of course I would,” Greene said.
Greene at times sounded sympathetic for the January 6 rioters, saying that they are confined in Washington, DC, area jails as they await trials.
“They’re being held, some of them, in solitary confinement almost 24 hours a day in the jails here,” Greene claimed twice during the interview.
The DEMON-rats are up in arms.
You want a seat Marge?
Find an outhouse. https://t.co/AOU0p29dzM
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) June 26, 2021
LOL, I think not.
— Texas Blue Navy Girl (@NavygirlLaura) June 26, 2021
Marjorie Taylor Greene shouldn’t be anywhere near the select committee to investigate Jan 6. Her message on that day was that Nancy Pelosi should be shot.
— Vimala (Anti-Fascism Never Forget 1/6)McClure🇺🇸 (@VimalaFor) June 27, 2021
The only reason Marjorie Taylor Greene wants to “work with Nancy Pelosi” is to divert attention when they get too close to digging up her dirt.
— 🫐𝔻𝕌𝔽𝔽𝕐🫐 (@darkblue1012) June 27, 2021
I think Pelosi’s response was something alone the lines of: “GTFOH, Qunt.”
Oh, wait. That was MY response. https://t.co/Dxy03Jda3s
— Nervy Bastard (@NervyBastard) June 27, 2021
The only way Marjorie Taylor Greene is going to be around Pelosi's committee is to bring them sandwiches and coffee when they need them.
— 🌸Peggy B🌸 (@PegLulu2) June 26, 2021
No Fucking wayhttps://t.co/Y0QhdlVewy
— 𝓒𝓪𝓽𝓶𝓪𝓷4ThePeopleAct🐱🌊✡️🏳️🌈♋ (@SteveFM20) June 27, 2021
a sit ? i wouldn't even want her near byhttps://t.co/H4dKjdj1G4
— Alberto (@aj_arevalo_b) June 26, 2021
This is sickening. Ignoring this problem is not going to make it go away. https://t.co/XE9UtCaST9
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) June 27, 2021
Marjorie Terrorist Greene wants to be on Nancy Pelosi's select 1/6 committee. You've got to be kidding!!!https://t.co/wJDti8oPqF
— 🌎 The Tao of Kat 🌎 (@kathrynresister) June 26, 2021