ATLANTA — In just the past week, she’s been suspended from Twitter for spreading false information about the 2020 election and tried to impeach newly elected President Joe Biden.
Now we have uncovered social media posts made by Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, backing false conspiracy theories about deadly school shootings.
They are her own words, from her own Facebook page. The watchdog group Media Matters first identified the posts.
“We’re not doing any interpretation here. It is actual receipts. She wrote these things,” said Angelo Carusone, Media Matters CEO.
We saved a Facebook post before Greene deleted it this week.
She writes “Exactly” in response to a poster who called the Parkland school shooting a “false flag operation.”
And she responded to a long post claiming that the Sept. 11 attack was committed by our own government and that “none of the school shootings were real” by writing, “that is all true.”
Republican state Sen. Chuck Hufstetler represents many of the same North Georgia counties as Greene and called her an “embarrassment to North Georgia.”
“The ridiculous claims with no facts are just beyond belief. It’s particularly disturbing when parents have lost children, that they then have somebody make a mockery of this with absolutely no evidence,” said Hufstetler.
On Jan. 12, on the floor of the House of Representatives, Greene wore a mask bearing a Greek phrase, “molon labe” that means, come and take it.
“It’s a common rallying cry amongst militias and amongst antigovernment organizations,” Carusone said.
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It is also an unofficial motto for the militia group Oath Keepers, some of whose members have been arrested for the Capitol attack that happened just days before Greene wore the mask.
Greene posted on Twitter, “I don’t think the fake news media likes my mask.”
“I think her comments have shown she’s aligned herself with people not looking out for the constitution of the United States of America and this needs to end,” Hufstetler said.
Greene’s spokesperson responded to Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Justin Gray, “this isn’t stuff your viewers care about Justin.”
Her office denied that the Latin phrase “molon labe” is related to militias and told us it is instead about protecting the Second Amendment.
They also directed us to Twitter, where the congresswoman did not directly address her Facebook comments, but wrote, “children should be protected by good guys with guns.”
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