The hundreds of Americans who have been arrested and charged for their alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol have been lionized as freedom fighters by some on the right, including members of Congress.
The Republicans’ reaction was a contrast to their swift ouster this month of Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, whom they forced from her leadership post after she enraged her colleagues by vocally repudiating Mr. Trump’s election lies.
Instead, Mr. McCarthy issued a sternly worded statement that rebuked Ms. Greene but also referred to “anti-Semitism on the rise in the Democrat Party” and made no mention of further consequences. [emphasis added]
His statement was quickly followed by condemnations by the other two top House leaders and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the minority leader, who denounced Ms. Greene’s statements as “outrageous” and “reprehensible.”
“I am so lucky to serve with this guy right here, and we are the most hated and most talked about and most attacked members of Congress,” she said to the crowd.
Newman talked about the importance of the Equality Act for transgender individuals such as her daughter. Greene then posted a tweet denying her daughter's gender identity. “Your biological son does NOT belong in my daughters’ bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams,” Greene said
"I WILL BE VOTING NO TO THE DISGUSTING, IMMORAL, AND EVIL #EqualityAct!! It has nothing to do with stopping discrimination against the LGBT community, that could be done easily without this. It has everything to do with attacking God & believers. It virtually destroys women's rights and religious freedom.
"The so called #EqualityAct is evil. Disguised as #LGBT rights, it expands governmental regulatory reach that destroys women's rights, religious rights, and rights of the unborn. It is a direct attack on God's creation. He created us male and female."
“Going forward, I’ve been freed,” she said. “I have a lot of free time on my hands, which means I can talk to a whole lot more people all over this country and . . . make connections and build a huge amount of support that I’ve already got started with.”
The well-deserved thanks GOP leaders get for their silence. She also issued what amounted to a threat to top Republicans who might be contemplating punishing her, warning that they would pay steep consequences.
“If Republicans cower to the mob, and let the Democrats and the fake news media take me out,” Ms. Greene said, “they’re opening the door to come after every single Republican until there’s none left.” [emphasis added}
1/29/2021 update starts here
Original 1/27/2021 post starts here.
The newly-circulated video comes as Facebook posts from Ms Greene emerged that appeared to show her endorsing the execution of Democrats. In response to an April 2018 post asking “now do we get to hang them ??” Ms 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.”