Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene who serves Georgia’s 14th district remains steadfast that Antifa played a part in the January 6 insurrection.
Greene stated that “no one can convince me” that the rioters at the Capitol on January 6th were not Antifa protestors disguised as Trump supporters. Greene said she was losing patience with the current January 6 committee and “cannot wait for a real investigation.”
Greene was speaking with MyPillow owner Mike Lindell at the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) event in Texas when she made these allegations.
“I was very upset. I never expected anything like that. And when that happened, I thought, this is antifa, and no one can convince me it was so-called Trump supporters, and we know there’s a lot wrong there, and I cannot wait for a real investigation,” Greene said, per HuffPost.
She also blasted some of the sentences handed out by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. At the time of writing, over 800 people have been arrested in relation to the riots and over 200 sentences have been handed down. Greene stated that those arrested and/or sentenced are suffering “political persecution.”
She acknowledged the perpratators had done things “they shouldn’t have done,” but Greene believes they were mistreated whilst awaiting trial.
“OK, they got charged for things they shouldn’t have done, OK, that happened, they deserve their day in court, they deserve their due process rights, but honestly, my gosh, what’s happening to these people is so heartbreaking,” she said. “I was in that jail, I saw them, it’s so sad. They hadn’t bathed, they didn’t have haircuts, they couldn’t shave because they weren’t vaccinated. They were treated worse if they weren’t vaccinated, but what kind of country are we?”
Greene sent a text to Mark Meadows on the day of the riots conceding that Trump supporters were indeed taking part in the riots, but they had been “instigated” by Antifa.
“I don’t think that President Trump caused the attack on the Capitol. It’s not his fault. Antifa was mixed in the crowd and instigated it, and sadly, people followed. But when people try everything and no one listens and nothing works, I guess they think they have no other choice,” Greene wrote in the text.
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