Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) stayed acutely on model in her new e-book, in keeping with excerpts printed and fact-checked by The Guardian.
Within the e-book, “MTG,” Greene claimed that no Democrats stayed to defend the Home chamber through the U.S. Capitol riot, mocked lawmakers for being “hysterical” through the horrifying ordeal, and ridiculed Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), who was 73 on the time, for not having the ability to run to security shortly.
“A number of of the Republican congressmen stated, ‘We’re going to remain proper right here and defend the Home chamber.’ As they started barricading the door with furnishings, I observed not one Democrat was keen to remain to defend the chamber,” Greene wrote.
Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) instructed The Guardian that’s “patently false” and that Greene “doesn’t exist in the identical actuality as the remainder of us.”
A number of accounts and pictures of the Jan. 6, 2021, revolt from lawmakers contradict Greene’s declare. Crow was amongst roughly three dozen Democrats who had been trapped within the gallery of the Home for an hour after a violent mob breached the Capitol when virtually all different lawmakers had been evacuated to security.
Others have recalled how sure Democrats, together with Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), a former U.S. Marine, helped to facilitate the evacuation and gave directions on learn how to use gasoline masks that Capitol Police had directed lawmakers to put on.
Greene additionally ridiculed Democrats for “obligingly” placing on the gasoline masks and being “hysterical, with the plastic baggage over their heads in concern of teargas so that they couldn’t hear, both.”
She wrote, “Simply think about Jerry Nadler making an attempt to run for security!”
Then she added, “noticed that it was an issue that so a lot of our representatives had been older and bodily unable to run.”
Greene has criticized each President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for what she calls “extreme getting older well being points” that make them unfit for workplace. She’s been notably silent about 77-year-old Donald Trump’s age.
“MTG” might be printed subsequent week, and in keeping with The Guardian, “pursues her acquainted conspiracy theory-laced invective, taking pictures at targets together with Democrats, the media and Lauren Boebert, one other Republican extremist with whom Greene has fallen out.”