Don’t blame lawmakers. Marjorie Taylor-Green, who has promoted the wacky QAnon conspiracy theory in the past. It was the internet’s fault. Or, at least, that’s what she wants you to believe.
“Like many people today, I was easily smitten with some things I saw on the Internet,” Greene said on Sunday when Fox News host Howard Kurtz said he was in a relationship with conspiracy theories. She questioned her past relationships. That wasn’t what I was running for Congress, so those things are in the past.” Seemingly satisfied with the evasive non-response, Kurtz moved on to the next topic.
QAnon supporters believe, without the slightest evidence, that Democratic politicians are involved in a global pedophile organization, and that a mysterious person known as Q has posted information online to subvert the organization. We believe that we are exposing and undermining the Deep State (the so-called secret network). of the government bureaucrats who were trying to undermine Trump. In the 2020 election, Green became the first lawmaker to back QAnon’s outrageous and unsubstantiated claims.
“Do you guys follow 4chan? Q? Is there such a thing?” Green said in a November 2017 social media post. Washington Post“Q is a patriot. We know that for sure. am.”
Green was also a contributor to the non-profit blog American Truth Seekers before running for Congress. “There has been a lot of chatter in small circles among those seeking truth lately,” she wrote on her site in January 2018. come. They call themselves Q. Make no mistake, Q is a patriot. She also frequently posted the QAnon catchphrase “WWG1WGA”.
In an archived version of the American Truth Seekers website cited by NBC News, Greene allegedly created a post headlined: She went on to say that the March 2019 New Zealand mosque shooting was “a fake flag and intended to influence our 2A”, and posted a conspiracy on her Facebook page. spread the argument. [second amendment] Violating rights and trying to frame people using 8 Chan. ”
Two years before being elected to Congress, Greene shared a Facebook post in which she accused the Rothschild family, a frequent target of anti-Semitic attacks, to clear land for high-speed rail projects. claimed to be using space lasers to start wildfires in California. .
When confronted with the post last year, Green defended her words, claiming she was just a “normal American” when she wrote them. ‘ she added.