November 27, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Rep. Greene urged Meadows to speak to Trump about imposing martial regulation to remain in energy
  • Greene as soon as promoted a conspiracy principle that Jew-controlled lasers brought on the lethal 2018 California fires
  • Greene is understood for allegedly holding extremist and racist political beliefs

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-GA, urged a high White Home aide to persuade former President Donald Trump to name for a “marshall regulation” within the wake of the riot on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. 

In a textual content message Greene despatched to then-chief of employees Mark Meadows, the Georgia Republican instructed that imposing a “marshall regulation” would preserve Trump in workplace. The message was despatched on Jan. 17, 2021, simply three days earlier than Trump was set to depart the White Home. It was not instantly clear whether or not Meadows responded to Greene. 

“In our personal chat with solely Members, a number of are saying the one solution to save our Republic is for Trump to name for Marshall (sic) regulation. I do not know on these issues. I simply needed you to inform him. They stole this election. Everyone knows. They are going to destroy our nation subsequent. Please inform him to declassify as a lot as attainable so we are able to go after Biden and anybody else!” the textual content message learn, CNN reported Monday. 

The reference to “Marshall regulation” was a misspelling of martial regulation. When martial regulation is in impact, the navy takes the place of the civilian authorities. Below martial regulation, civil liberties could be suspended, together with free motion, free speech and safety from unreasonable searches. 

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The textual content message got here practically two weeks after a crowd of pro-Trump supporters broke by way of police traces and stormed the U.S. Capitol constructing whereas lawmakers in Congress had been confirming Joe Biden’s electoral victory. The riot led to the demise of 5 folks, together with a Capitol police officer. 

Rep. Greene, who is understood for allegedly holding extremist, racist and antidemocratic political beliefs, has beforehand promoted a litany of voter fraud allegations and conspiracy theories, akin to QAnon.

Earlier this month, Greene introduced that she filed a grievance with the Capitol Police after late-night host Jimmy Kimmel made a joke in regards to the lawmaker’s opposition to Supreme Courtroom nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson who she referred to as “pro-pedophile.” 

“Marjorie Taylor Greene, this Klan mother, is particularly upset with the three Republican Senators who stated they’ll vote ‘sure’ on Decide Kentanji Brown Jackson, who’s nominated for the Supreme Courtroom. She tweeted, ‘Murkowski, Collins, and Romney are pro-pedophile. They simply voted for #KBJ,’” Kimmel stated. “The place is Will Smith once you want him?” 

In her grievance, Greene stated the joke was a “risk of violence.” It’s unclear whether or not Capitol Police would pursue an investigation into the matter.

In 2018, the lawmaker took to Fb to assert that the lethal California wildfires had been attributable to lasers managed by Jewish individuals who teamed up with PG&E and the state authorities to begin the fires.

“If they’re beaming the suns power again to Earth, I’m positive they wouldn’t ever miss a transmitter receiving station proper??!!” she wrote on a now-deleted submit, which was preserved by Media Issues.

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U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) delivers an ?America First response? to the U.S. President Joe Biden?s State of the Union speech from a resort room in Washington, U.S., March 1, 2022. Photograph: Reuters / LEAH MILLIS

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