FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2021
Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Dangerous Worldview Must Be Condemned and Rejected
With more disturbing information about the freshman Georgia Representative being uncovered each day, the House must act
WASHINGTON — In the past 48 hours, several pieces of disturbing information previously posted on social media by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene have been shared publicly by multiple media outlets. The QAnon-supporting member of Congress expressed sympathy for assassinating members of Congress and former presidents, endorsed disturbing fringe conspiracies regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and was shown in a video verbally harassing and vaguely threatening gun violence prevention activist and gun violence survivor David Hogg.
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz said the following in response:
“Following the election in November, a beaming Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy took questions in a House briefing room about Republican gains in the 2020 election. He was asked specifically about QAnon-linked incoming members of Congress Marjorie Taylor-Greene and Lauren Boebert and their past support for conspiracy theories and other fringe movements. His answer was ‘give them an opportunity.’
“Well, Mr. Minority Leader — we have.
“Following multiple disturbing reports about past social media posts, it is more clear than ever that Rep. Greene is unfit to serve in the United States House of Representatives. If Rep. Greene had any sense of decency or shame for her past support for extreme fringe conspiracy theories and white supremacist-linked organizations, she would resign from her seat in Congress. Unfortunately, we simply do not see her taking responsibility for her dangerous actions.
“If Rep. Greene refuses to resign, the House of Representatives should take the next step and vote on her expulsion from Congress. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence endorses the action taken by California Rep. Jimmy Gomez to expel her from the House of Representatives. We encourage leadership to bring this resolution immediately to the floor and put members of the House of Representatives on record. We ask our elected officials: Do you support conspiracies, harassment, and political violence, or do you support the oath you swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States?”
About the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Founded in 1974, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization. We believe gun violence should be rare and abnormal. CSGV develops and advocates for evidence-based solutions to reduce gun injury and death in all its forms.