In Facebook comments and posts made in 2018 and 2019, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene's social media accounts indicated support for executing prominent Democrats.
A number of controversial posts continue to surface from the recent past of the representative for Georgia's 14th District.
CNN reported Tuesday that in a post from January 2019, Greene liked a comment that said "a bullet to the head would be quicker" to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In other posts, Greene liked comments about executing FBI agents who, in her eyes, were part of the "deep state" working against then-President Donald Trump, according to screenshots by CNN.
At the 22:00 minute mark from a live video posted in February 2019, Greene on Facebook called Pelosi a "traitor to our country" and "guilty of treason" over her policies on immigration.
"She took an oath to protect American citizens and uphold our laws," Greene said. "And she gives aid and comfort to our enemies who illegally invade our land. That's what treason is. And by our law representatives and senators can be kicked out and no longer serve in our government. And it's, uh, it's a crime punishable by death is what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason."
A few hours before the CNN story was published, Greene released a statement calling the article a "hit piece" that "focused on my time before running for political office."
"Over the years, I've had teams of people manage my pages. Many posts have been liked. Many posts have been shared. Some did not represent my views," Greene wrote. "Especially the ones that CNN is about to spread across the internet. They are taking old Facebook posts from random users to try to cancel me and silence my voice."
She called the network the enemy of the people and said she would "never back down."
Nick Dyer, spokesperson for Greene, said the congresswoman did not have further comment as she prepared for a town hall in Rome on Tuesday night and referred back to her statement.
Previously, Greene has been unapologetic about controversial posts from the past including those where she said Black people "are held slaves to the Democratic Party," worried about "an Islamic invasion of our government," after the first two Muslim women were elected to the House and when she said she would feel "proud" to see a Confederate monument if she were a Black person because it would symbolize how much progress the country has made since the Civil War.
After Politico reported on those older videos, Greene didn't deny she had said them but instead attacked the "fake news media" for reporting on them.
"The fake news media is collaborating and article after article after article and taking teeny little pieces of things I'm saying and spreading them around and inciting violence against me," Greene said in a Facebook video posted following the Politico piece.
In one of the new Facebook examples unearthed by CNN from April 2018, Greene's account wrote about the Iran nuclear deal from the administration of former President Barack Obama. According to CNN, a commenter asked Greene, "Now do we get to hang them ?? Meaning H & O ???," referring to Obama and his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton.
Greene replied, "Stage is being set. Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off."
Since Greene, R-Rome, was sworn in, more Facebook activity has been unearthed including comments she made and "liked" on Facebook about the 2018 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed. The liberal media watchdog Media Matters reported Greene agreed with a 2018 Facebook comment that the mass shooting was actually a "false flag" planned event.
The group also reported that Greene replied, "That is all true," to a comment on social media that said the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 in Connecticut was staged. Twenty-six people died in that event, including 20 children.
In a separate Facebook post in 2018, Greene also claimed, "I am told that Nancy Pelosi tells Hillary Clinton several times a month that 'we need another school shooting' in order to persuade the public to want strict gun control," according to Media Matters.
Before running for Congress, Greene created a following on both Facebook and YouTube as a conservative voice and gun-rights advocate. She would regularly record her thoughts on current events and post her own political commentary.
Greene discussed the QAnon conspiracy theory, which holds that a secret government figure known as Q was working behind the scenes against a cabal of cannibalistic pedophile Democrats. Greene called Q a patriot on one of her videos.
As a congresswoman, she's using similar methods to reach her supporters, not just in the 14th District but around the country.
On Monday, Greene posted a video in which she said Democratic voters might have "buyer's remorse" for voting for Joe Biden after he has begun implementing policies he said he would on the campaign trail.
In Monday's video, Greene also said she had been suspended for at least the second time by Twitter.
"I'm currently in Twitter timeout," she said. "I'm suspended for 12 hours today for tweeting, probably can't even say what I tweeted about because then I'll end up banned on Facebook too."
Greene then said she and her team are working on a bill that would push back on Twitter and "big tech censorship."
During her first week as a congresswoman, Greene filed articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden.
Wednesday night, Greene is hosting a town hall in Dalton at 6 p.m., although registration is closed because of capacity limits.
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