Controversial Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene made headlines again on Monday by posting a video to Twitter in which she attacked H.R. 8, the firearm background check bill currently before Congress. Green claimed that the bill would create a “National Gun Registry:”
“We all know that gun registration leads to gun confiscation. We need to stop that one ASAP.”
The Co-founder of Guns Down America, Igor Volsky pointed out that the text of the bill “literally states” that there is no registry:
From the bill itself:
“Nothing in this Act, or any amendment made by this Act, shall be construed to authorize the establishment, directly or indirectly, of a national firearms registry.”
Greene also said another bill, H.R. 1446 would prevent people from permanently owning firearms, but again, got her facts wrong. It was crafted to close the “Charleston Loophole,” which is when a gun being transferred to someone if the background check clears within three days.
Greene has been one of the most vocal House reps in recent memory and her politics seem to be backward at best.
She has made it clear that she would rather be “living the American dream” than be part of Congress. Which begs the question, why did she even run?
Greene, a QAnon conspiracy theory believer, has created disturbance after disturbance since winning a seat in the House. She has pushed conspiracy theories, made fun of individuals with disabilities, and repeatedly tried to interfere with House business. Old Facebook posts surfaced where she liked posts about executing top Democratic leaders including Nancy Pelosi.
Even after the deadly insurrection on January 6, she has continued to support Donald Trump. She recently appeared on Steve Bannon’s podcast where she stated that she never wanted to be part of politics and does not enjoy her life in Washington D.C. She stated that she did not plan on being a career politician.
“I don’t want to be here at all. I gave up an awesome life,” Greene told Bannon on his Pandemic War Room podcast. “I gave up an American dream to come into what I consider to be a sh–hole because I’m pissed off. Because I’m watching the greatest country in the world on fire and burning down and this is going to affect my children and my grandchildren.”
According to Greene, her issues with D.C. go beyond corruption and partisan politics. A representative from Greene’s office recently stated that she was also unhappy with the “crazy restrictions” in the Capital, pointing to “masks, limited restaurant capacity and the increased security measures at the Capitol campus.”
“This is supposed to be the nation’s capital where people can come to visit but unfortunately, because of Democrats in leadership, D.C isn’t this beautiful Capitol area it should be,” Greene’s office said.
Yet in the same breath, she bragged about winning her race.
“I ran for office (and was elected with 74.7% of the vote) to represent the people, not the politicians,” she tweeted. “And that’s exactly what I’m doing.”
The QAnon supporting Greene’s critics was quick to point out that she ran unopposed.
“Which means nearly a quarter of the voter were like no-one, please … ” tweeted MSNBC anchor Joy Reid.
It’s abundantly clear that Greene not only is wrong on basically every topic she writes about, but also has no idea what she’s doing.