Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., said she regretted her past statements on QAnon conspiracy theories and they do not represent her beliefs today, in a floor speech before the House was to take a vote to strip her from committee assignments.
“These were words of the past, and these things do not represent me,” Greene said in her first House floor speech of contrition Thursday. “They do not represent my district, and they do not represent my values.”
Greene, a freshman rep from Northwest Georgia, sought to introduce herself to the House as a “regular American” who didn’t trust the government and media and went down a wrong path with QAnon conspiracies that she now regrets.
“I was allowed to believe things that weren’t true and I would ask questions, questions about them and talk about them. And that is absolutely what I regret. If it weren’t for the Facebook posts and comments that I liked in 2018, I wouldn’t be standing here today,” Greene said. “And you couldn’t point a finger, and accuse me of anything wrong. Because I’ve lived a very good life that I’m proud and my family’s proud of.”
Greene said she’s since “walked away” from QAnon and when she ran for congress in 2020 she never campaigned on any of the conspiracies that she posted about in 2018. She said school shootings are real and the 9/11 terrorist attacks did happen, despite her past comments that questioned both.
“I think it’s important for all of us to remember, none of us are perfect,” Greene said. more
SNIP: If anyone has a link to HER speech, please post it in comments.
I’m not going to accept, 100%, media’s explanation/ version of what she said, because all of them contain only some of her quotes but lengthy opinions of said quotes. No video, no audio clips of it. [That’s huge fail, FOX]