Marjorie Taylor Greene Says Trump Inspired Her to Run for Congress

Date: 2021-02-04 19:09:26

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Embattled Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, facing a House vote to strip her of committee assignments, said Thursday that she regrets some “words of the past,” but she did not specifically apologize for racist and violent rhetoric.

The newly elected Georgia Republican asserted in a House speech that she was “a very regular American” who posted conspiracy theories from QAnon and others sources before she began campaigning for Congress, but that those views did not represent her.

She said Democrats who are criticizing her don’t know her, and that she was a political newcomer when she embraced former President Donald Trump and started delving into theories on the internet.

She said she was “allowed” to believe certain ideas and she blamed the media for her political problems.

Democrats were expected to move forward later Thursday with a vote that was all-but-certain to strip Taylor of her committee assignments.

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