Marjorie Taylor Greene says Capitol rioters were ‘innocent people’ set up by FBI

Marjorie Taylor Greene says Capitol rioters were ‘innocent people’ set up by FBI

12/2/2021 7:45:00 AM

Marjorie Taylor Greene says Capitol rioters were ‘innocent people’ set up by FBI

Latest attempt to whitewash 6 January comes as House investigators consider more contempt charges

“Watching the TV footage of those who entered the Capitol and walked through Statuary Hall showed people in an orderly fashion staying between the stanchions and ropes, taking videos and pictures,” he said at the time. “You know, if you didn’t know the TV footage was a video from January the 6th, you would actually think it was a normal tourist visit.”

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🙃🤪🙈🙉🙊👻🤡 The real time footage screened on various news networks around the world is all you need to glean exactly what took place with a criminal rioting mob storming the Capitol Building on 6th January irrespective of MTG and her delusional state of mind! She said lot of things, most of them lies, politicians...

Where is the lie? She's gone from a national disgrace to an international disgrace. I really hope the people of Georgia's 14th district come to the realization that this isn't how any House representative should conduct themselves, and vote accordingly. Don't care what party, just not her. hahaha... AMCNOTLEAVING

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December 1, 2021 Her remarks are the latest wild, baseless assertions about the 6 January attack on the Capitol that come as the actual investigation into that day continues in the House with minimal Republican input thanks to a decision by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to pull the five Republicans who he previously chose to nominate to the panel. Numerous Republicans have sought to downplay or outright lie about the attack on the Capitol in the months since it occurred. Rep Andrew Clyde famously compared rioters who unlawfully entered the Capitol as police were being attacked inside and outside the building to “tourists” at a congressional hearing in May. “Watching the TV footage of those who entered the Capitol and walked through Statuary Hall showed people in an orderly fashion staying between the stanchions and ropes, taking videos and pictures,” he said at the time. “You know, if you didn’t know the TV footage was a video from January the 6th, you would actually think it was a normal tourist visit.” The select committee is set on Wednesday to debate a contempt of Congress charge for a former Trump Justice Department official seen as key to the president’s efforts to weaponise that agency against his political opponents in 2020. Lawmakers on the panel have subpoenaed a whole host of former President Donald Trump ’s allies, advisers, and supporters involved in organising two “Stop the Steal”-themed rallies outside the White House and Congress on the day of the attack as questions remain surrounding whether the president’s inner circle was expecting or even planning for violence on the day that Congress certified Mr Trump’s election defeat. Register for free to continue reading Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists Email Please enter a valid email Please enter a valid email Password Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number First name Please enter your first name Special characters aren’t allowed Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters Last name Please enter your last name Special characters aren’t allowed Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters Select your year of birth 2003