Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene delivered a passive-voice apology for her bizarre and threatening statements as she faces a House vote on her committee assignments, and her speech prompted some strong reactions.
The Georgia Republican blamed "the left and the right" for her views and sought to distance herself from the Qanon conspiracy theory, but stopped just short of apologizing for voicing support on social media for assassinating Democratic leaders.
Greene's speech is a doozy.
“I was allowed to believe things that weren't true"
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) February 4, 2021
I can't tweet faster than she is lying. Expel her.
— Brittney Cooper (@ProfessorCrunk) February 4, 2021
So far MTG's apology has involved insupportable both-sidesing, lies, and blaming her situation on the distortions of media companies and "cancel culture." It is stunningly insincere and utterly inconsistent with every action taken or word spoke in her life to this moment.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) February 4, 2021
No one “allowed" this person to believe that school shootings are false flags and the Jews set fires and Nancy Pelosi should be shot. She just ... did.
— Jane Coaston (@janecoaston) February 4, 2021
Marjorie Taylor Greene trying to save her committee assignments by saying she didn't trust CNN so she turned to CuckenFuhrer1488 for her information, just an incredible time to be alive
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) February 4, 2021
Pretty sure MTG not helping herself here.
— David Waldman-1, of Yorktown LLC™ (@KagroX) February 4, 2021
Does she think they're about to execute her? https://t.co/Uwd93Elvma
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) February 4, 2021
I'm just gonna leave this here again. https://t.co/fPf7R2gqcf
— Melissa Ryan (@MelissaRyan) February 4, 2021
Marjorie Taylor Greene is below average in every single way except lying. She's way above average in that category.
— Greg Pinelo (@gregpinelo) February 4, 2021
“Only people who live in Qanon world and don't trust outside sources of information can fairly judge Qanon" is how you end up on a radicalization cul-de-sac https://t.co/cx3XTxjCsb
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) February 4, 2021
Yeah, if this is MTG's apology, this ain't it.
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) February 4, 2021
Re: MTG being a lunatic and lying on the floor right now in ways that people have already hit with receipts.
The Big Lie among others will continue if she stays the GOP mouthpiece and McCarthy continued tacit approval. https://t.co/zfVMeePFU3
— Rachel King Batson (@RKBatson) February 4, 2021
I want to tell you that too
— Rob Delaney (@robdelaney) February 4, 2021
This speech makes me embarrassed for Congress, my party and my country.
— Doug Heye (@DougHeye) February 4, 2021
Mitch McConnell was fine with Marjorie Taylor Greene when her name was Donald Trump.
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) February 4, 2021
MTG is a terrorist sleeper cell.
— Kim Wasabi (@RyceJuanton) February 4, 2021
MTG is the same woman who, during her orientation in DC, posted a video of herself doing burpees in her hotel room claiming that she "couldn't exercise" because the "gyms are closed." She was exercising. The gyms were open. She's a liar who is full of shit. https://t.co/fcDrdx0Y9w
— Lorna Juett (@LornaLoo) February 4, 2021
That's as good as the Torch asking “when did we become such an unforgiving people?" in his resignation speech. https://t.co/7QC9FnaLxU
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) February 4, 2021