Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Friday came out with a full-throated defense of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who was expelled from her committee assignments this week and then openly taunted her political foes afterward.
Writing on Twitter, Graham blamed liberals for not being more kind to Greene, who in the past has expressed support for a litany of conspiracy theories, including the QAnon theory that claims Democrats are a cabal of Satanist pedophiles; a theory about the Rothschild family helping former California Gov. Jerry Brown build a space laser to burn down forests; a claim about members of the 2016 Clinton campaign sacrificing chickens to the pagan deity Moloch; and theories about multiple school shootings being "false flag" operations.
"Congresswoman Greene expressed regret for her past statements, recommitted herself to being a more effective member of Congress, took steps that will allow the House to heal – only to be rejected by liberals with an unquenchable desire for reprisal and revenge," Graham scolded.
Many of Graham's Twitter followers pointed out that Greene did not take personal responsibility for her actions, and only passively acknowledged she was "allowed to believe" conspiracy theories that turned out to be untrue.
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