Christian nationalist U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's remarks at the New York Young Republican Club's Saturday night gala have elicited massive response – and condemnation – from many after she insisted had she been "in charge" of the January 6, 2021 insurrection the rioters "would've been armed" and they "would have won."
“I want to tell you something, if Steve Bannon and I had organized that, we would have won. Not to mention, we would’ve been armed,” Greene, a Republican from Georgia, told the group (video below). Some of the rioters and attendees were armed.
In addition to Greene and Bannon, Donald Trump, Jr. and far-right agitator Jack Posobiec were also in attendance, as was disgraced former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.
The Southern Poverty Law Center described the New York Young Republican Club's gala attendees as a "collection of radical right figures including white nationalists and ultranationalist European leaders" and noted the "group’s president declared 'total war' on perceived enemies."
Some are questioning how Greene can retain her congressional seat given the oath of office she swore to, which in part reads: “I, __, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Former Democratic U.S. Senator from California Barbara Boxer tweeted: "If you’re in Congress and swore to protect the Constitution & you’re asked if you had anything to do with 1/6 insurrection, you say something like: I would NEVER partake in violence against America. You wouldn’t say something like: if I did it I would’ve been armed!"
U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) quoting Greene, tweeted that winning is "overturning an election," and "Being armed = using force to do it."
Congresswoman Greene "represents today’s Republican party and defines a coup as 'winning,'" she stressed.
"This is un-American and dangerous," Escobar added. "And Republican silence is complicity."
Veteran journalist and SiriusXM Progress host Michelangelo Signorile called Greene's remarks, "Treason out loud."
"Marjorie Taylor Greene tells extremist confab that if she organized Jan 6 'we would've won' and 'we would've been armed.' Take it as a plan for the next assault on democracy, which Trump is right now inciting," he warned.
Gun violence prevention activist Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action observed this is a "Member of Congress fantasizing about killing her colleagues."
Former Obama White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod, now the director of the non-partisan University of Chicago Institute of Politics, quoted Greene and called her one of House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy's "new top apparatchiks."
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