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Marjorie Taylor Greene Goes Full Kook With Mass Shooting Conspiracy Theory


Conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) claimed this week’s mass shooting at a parade in Illinois might have been a secret operation carried out by gun control advocates.

“Two shootings on July 4th, one in a wealthy, white neighborhood and the opposite at a fireworks display,” she said in a clip posted on Twitter by Patriot Takes, which monitors right-wing media.

Greene was referring to the parade shooting in Highland Park, which left seven people dead, and sure an incident in Philadelphia that left two cops wounded.

“It almost seems like it’s designed to steer Republicans to go together with more gun control,” she said. “I mean, in any case, remember, we didn’t see that occur in any respect the Pride parades within the month of June.”

Then she attempted to appropriate not only the Fourth of July ― celebrated by all Americans ― but the complete month within the name of Donald Trump.

“As soon as we hit MAGA month, as soon as we hit the month that we’re all celebrating, loving our country, we have now shootings on July 4th,” said Greene. “I mean, that’s, you recognize, that may sound like a conspiracy theory, right? In fact. But what’s the definition of right-wing conspiracy theory? Well, by the way in which, it’s the news that’s just six months early.”

Marjorie Taylor Greene suggests the 2 July 4th shootings, “one in a wealthy white neighborhood and the opposite at a fireworks display” are false flags “designed to steer Republicans to go together with more gun control.” pic.twitter.com/VEm6ZUdcUq

— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) July 6, 2022

Greene pushed back at how her comments have been characterizing, posting an announcement on Twitter from her press office insisting that “all of the Congresswoman did was ask concerning the timing.”

She also claimed on Twitter that that is “a fake news story” and that the total video also has her demanding “to know what drugs, SSRI’s, arrest record, what the police knew concerning the shooter and the way upset I used to be that innocent people were murdered.”

In other clips posted online, Greene ― who has repeatedly espoused antisemitic talking points and earlier this yr spoke at a white nationalist event ― identified that “white Christian nationalists” didn’t perform mass murders at Pride parades:

Marjorie Taylor Greene suggests that because “white Christian nationalists” didn’t shoot up pride parades in June, it by some means confirms that the July 4th shootings were false flags. pic.twitter.com/VTffNdGy3Z

— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) July 6, 2022

Greene continued by harkening back to the 2017 Las Vegas Mandelay Bay shooting and suggested a canopy up: “We didn’t even get to read a manifesto.”

Greene’s conspiracy theory suggests conservatives are being targeted by false flag mass shootings in an effort to pass gun safety laws. pic.twitter.com/XrFFEbrJNj

— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) July 6, 2022

Some on social media were quick to indicate she’s recycling her conspiracy theories ― because she made an analogous claim concerning the mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017, the deadliest such act within the nation’s modern history.

Her playbook is drained and predictable. She did the identical thing with the Vegas shooting. If information supports her position, it’s irrefutable proof. If it contradicts her position, it’s fake or false to the purpose of also helping support her position.pic.twitter.com/JA7XmghVtJ

— and so we crumble (@literal_analogy) July 6, 2022

Greene has an extended history of promoting wild conspiracy theories, including one in May by which she claimed the federal government was going to trace and monitor what people eat and “zap” them in the event that they eat real meat as a method of forcing people into eating “fake meat that grows in a peach tree dish.”

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