Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA.) has received criticism for asserting that if she were involved in organizing the January 6 riot, it would have been armed.
Greene commented on Saturday (December 10) while giving a speech at New York’s Young Republican Club’s 110th annual gala.
The Georgian Congresswoman was dismissing accusations that she participated in organizing the riot on January 6, 2021, alongside a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon.
Greene explained that if she and Bannon had been involved in organizing the riot, the coup would have been successful, and the event would have been armed.
She threw cold water on assertions either she or Bannon were involved in organizing the Capitol riot, calling it a “joke,” before pointing out how absurd it would be that a “bunch of conservatives, Second-Amendment supporters, went in the Capitol without guns.”
But Greene’s remark about attendees being unarmed may not be as powerful as she may believe it to be, given several participants were charged for being in possession of guns during the Capitol riot.
During its investigation, the January 6 Select Committee revealed former President Trump was informed some in the crowd were armed at his speech at the Ellipse hours before the insurrection.
Greene’s comments did not go unnoticed. Instead, many on social media called for the Congresswoman to be arrested, including ESPN host Keith Olbermann, author and political activist Tim Wise, and Dash Dobrofsky, another left-wing activist and the podcast host of “Uncovering the Truth.”