Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Unwell.) laid into his colleague, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), on Sunday after her lawyers characterised her as a victim, not a perpetrator, of the U.S. Capitol attack.
“For Marjorie Taylor Greene to say she’s a victim. It’s amazing how folks like her attack everybody for being a victim,” Kinzinger said on CBS’ “Face The Nation.”
“I mean, she assaulted I believe a survivor’s family from a faculty shooting sooner or later in D.C.,” he said. “She stood outside of congresswoman’s office and yelled at her through a mail slot and said she was too scared to come back out and confront her.
“After which when Marjorie Taylor Greene is confronted, she’s unexpectedly a victim and a poor helpless congresswoman that’s just attempting to do her job.”
“That’s insane,” he added.
Kinzinger was seemingly referring to 2 videos of Greene in 2019 before she was elected to Congress. In a single, she is seen persistently harassing Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg near the U.S. Capitol. In one other, Greene screams abuse at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez through the mailbox to her office, telling her to “stop being a baby and stop locking your door and are available out and face the Americans that you just serve.”
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger tells @margbrennan on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene:
“When [she] is confronted, she’s unexpectedly a victim…That is insane…History is just not going to guage her, or people like her, which might be buying the large lie, well. I firmly imagine that.” pic.twitter.com/OnznlmBwpJ
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) May 1, 2022
Last week, lawyers representing Greene in a legal battle to maintain her name on the first ballot in Georgia argued in a court filing that Greene “was not a participant within the January sixth violence—she was a victim.”
“She was sequestered for hours, she was scared and confused, and he or she and her family feared for her life,” lawyers argued, claiming Greene had
A gaggle of Greene’s constituents represented by Free Speech for People, a corporation that advocates for fair elections, is attempting to disqualify Greene from running for reelection, arguing she violated the Fourteenth Amendment by participating within the Jan. 6, 2021, rebel.