Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was instantly fact-checked after suggesting that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) had not actually made outlandish statements about 9/11, mass shootings and her Democratic colleagues.
The newly elected Georgia Republican made frequent social media postings over the years claiming that 9/11 and mass shootings were false-flag events and expressing support for the execution of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former president Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton -- and Graham wondered whether those posts were fakes.
"Are these postings accurate?" Graham told reporters. "I want to hear from her before I judge what to do about her, I want to know what the facts are. If these are not accurate postings, [and] they've been manipulated, I'd like to know that. If they are accurate, does she still hold these beliefs, so I'm going to wait for her to come forward and tell us exactly what's real and what's not, what she believes, then we'll have more information."
A reporter reminded Graham that many of those controversial statements were made by Greene on video.
"She's on video saying some of this stuff," the reporter pointed out.
Graham, however, sidestepped the matter.
"She'll have to tell me, is it accurate," Graham said. "I don't know, I haven't seen the video, what's accurate, what's not. What position do you have today, and if your position is different today, why?"
GRAHAM on MTG: I rode down with her going to GA. Had a very pleasant experience...I want to hear from her. Before I want to judge what to do about her I want to know what the facts are. If these are not accurate postings they've been manipulated, I'd like to know that... pic.twitter.com/AUvqIwG3Az
— Alan He (@alanhe) February 2, 2021