Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said she was offended by the phrase “Jewish space lasers” when it was reported that she had objected to the proposal.
After Media Matters discovered that Greene had blamed orbital lasers for wildfires in California, the phrase “Jewish space lasers” got extensively used by publications. In a Facebook post, she claimed that the lasers were partially funded by the Rothschilds, a rich Jewish family.
Greene remarked on the way she had been represented by the press during an interview with Mike Huckabee earlier this year.
“Terrible attacks, especially about silly things about something called ‘Jewish space lasers,'” Greene said. “That was a term I had never used in my life but someone wrote an article and then they copied and pasted and put it all across the media.”
Greene has stated that she had no intention of blaming the space lasers on Jews.
Greene recently made headlines after Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI) has requested assistance from the Capitol Police after fellow Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) discussed using Second Amendment rights against Democrats.
Greene was a guest on former President Donald Trump White House staffer Sebastian Gorka’s radio show on Tuesday. During the conversation, she voiced her displeasure with Stacey Abrams, who recently announced her candidacy for governor of Georgia.
“The next thing she talked about was grabbing people’s guns,” Greene said of Abrams’ announcement speech. “She hates Georgia’s Second Amendment rights. She wants to stop constitutional carry.”
“Ultimately, the truth is it’s our Second Amendment rights, our right to bear arms, that protects Americans and gives us the ability to defend ourselves from a tyrannical government,” she said. “And I hate to use this language, but Democrats, they’re exactly … they’re doing exactly what our Founders talked about when they gave us the precious rights that we have.”
“No one wants violence and I say all the time I am not a violent person. I hope to never see a civil war in this country and that’s why you hear me toss around ‘national divorce,’” Greene stated.
The word is being used as a substitute for dividing the country, as was done during the Civil War.
“The federal government has grown so big and the Democrats are willing to use the power of the federal government, that it really violates people’s rights. It’s a shame, we shouldn’t think that way,” Greene continued. “I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. But we always have to make sure we are defending our Second Amendment rights and make sure our states’ rights are protected.”
While many people have expressed alarm about Greene’s words, at least three public personalities have called for action.
Stevens requested assistance from the Capitol Police, saying that if Greene had made threats at any other business or school, she would be investigated. She also mentioned that she is concerned about Greene’s mental health.