By MichaelMH Published Dec. 12, 2022
The January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol left the nation in shock and disbelief, but not everyone was as surprised by the events that unfolded that day. In fact, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) recently told a group of New York Republicans that she would have “won!” had she and Steve Bannon organized the insurrection. Greene recently had been the subject of a lawsuit protesting her candidacy, based on a provision in the Constitution banning officials, who attempt an insurrection from ever serving in office. It has becoming increasingly clear that Greene has not learned that her words and actions have consequences.
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The comments made by Greene are outrageous and unacceptable, especially coming from someone who is supposed to represent American citizens in Congress. It is concerning that this kind of rhetoric is continually being used to incite violence and encourage people to engage in illegal activities like overthrowing an election or storming the Capitol building. It's outrages, that Greene has continued using her platform to spread false information about voter fraud, and other conspiracy theories related to the 2020 presidential election results.
Greene has been unapologetic, about her words and actions, even going as far as to call herself a "proud member" of the "America First" caucus, which focuses on white nationalist ideals and beliefs. That even demand, for a single language across all government institutions, a direct violation that disregards the rights and traditions of immigrants living in America today.
With the stakes of this moment so high, it is time for leaders to set a higher standard from those in power. That means no more hiding behind dangerous rhetoric, instead let us make sure elected representatives are promoting facts over lies. And start working together towards solutions that don't pit us against each other as Americans, let’s bring our country back together again!