In this episode of “What Marjorie Taylor Greene Said,” as reported by Newsweek and other news outlets. the Georgia Republican congresswoman in a videotaped podcast suggested that the Fourth of July shootings — most notably the mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois — were “designed” to get Republicans to support more stringent gun-control laws.
Lest we start breaking the furniture right off the bat, here’s MTG in her own words:
Now, here’s what I have to say. This is what I’m referring to. On July 4, there were two shootings: One at a fireworks display and one in an area of rich white neighborhoods. It almost sounds like it’s designed to persuade Republicans to go along with more gun control. I mean, after all, we didn’t see that happen at all the pride paradesThe month of June.
But as soon as we hit the MAGA month — as soon as we hit the month that we’reAll celebrating and loving our country have shootings on the fourth of July. I mean, that’s … oh, you know, that would sound like a conspiracy theory, right?
Um, yes. That’s Just what it saysWhat it sounds like
MTG, unless otherwise stated, has not even been able to A shred of evidence to back her baseless “sounds like it’s designed” suggestion. Echoing conspiracy theory hoons on the left: NotA Republican strategy that works.
WATCH: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) suggested:
“The eight Highland Park victims were murdered as part of an elaborate conspiracy to convince Americans to support gun control legislation.” pic.twitter.com/AffI634R7L
— BNN Newsroom (@BNNBreaking) July 7, 2022
Given my disdain for conspiracy theories completely devoid of facts, I find MTG’s history of conspiracy theories to be unnecessary. Besides, Integrity matters.
Not to pile on, but Greene in a 2018 video falsely suggested that the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon was a hoax, John F. Kennedy Jr.’s death in a 1999 plane crash was “just another one of those Clinton murders,” and Barack Obama was secretly a Muslim. Here’s the thing: you can believe any or all of MTG’s conspiracy theories, including that the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead was “staged,” but where’s the beef? It is where it saysThe proof?Although Greene was able to walk back many of the comments, her apparent penchant for entertaining such theories isn’t helpful.
We — conservatives — should be better than this. We Are better. Most people, though. This is the exact reason. Democrat Party with a long history of trading in emotion, false promises, blatant lies, and exploitation — not the Republicans.
However, Republicans who use baseless Adam Schiff-like strategies aren’t just bad for conservative causes; failure to expose such people can also damage the credibility of others.
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