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Anti-LGBTQ Republican says Trump “will remain in office” & that’s why Democrats want to impeach him

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreenePhoto: U.S. Congress

Anti-LGBTQ and QAnon-believer Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) claims that Donald Trump will remain president for the next four years and that impeachment is a desperate attempt to remove him from office.

“President Trump will remain in office,” she tweeted. “This Hail Mary attempt to remove him from the White House is an attack on every American who voted for him.”

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In a separate tweet, she posted a video denouncing the vote to ask the Cabinet to remove Donald Trump from office for inciting a riot at the Capitol that left five people dead in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 elections and execute Mike Pence.

“Democrats are trying to overturn the 2016 election AGAIN,” she wrote, apparently forgetting that there was another presidential election held between 2016 and 2021.

Greene said that the vote was a “waste of time” and that it added “insult to injury.” It’s unclear how she was using that expression or if she understands what it means.

In a statement, Rep. Greene accused Democrats of mounting a “coup” against Trump, who she called “our duly-elected President.”

“Another coup attempt will only further inflame half of the country,” she said of the impeachment proceedings. “The time of demeaning and destroying conservative Americans simply for their beliefs has come to an end.”

She promised to “stand up and defend the 75 Million Americans who you are trying to cancel and ruin the lives of for daring to reject your Marxist ideology.” The number appears to be a reference to the around 74 million votes Trump received in the 2020 elections, a number that is smaller than the over 81 million votes Joe Biden got.

Greene has a history of extremist rhetoric. She has referred to Black people as “slaves,” called a school shooting survivor “little Hitler,” and falsely accused a Jewish man of collaborating with Nazis.

She has also gained a name for herself for promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory, which posits that there is a secret international Satanic child sex cabal, led by Hillary Clinton and Tom Hanks, which Trump is working behind-the-scenes to dismantle. She wrote at least 57 articles about the conspiracy on a now-defunct website, earning her the title of “QAnon candidate” when she ran in the 2020 elections. Then she won her election and is now in the House.

Greene has also dabbled in anti-LGBTQ activism. She complained about a Drag Queen Story Hour in Georgia on Facebook, writing: “Trans does not mean gender change, it just means a gender refusal and gender pretending. Truth is truth, it is not a choice!!!”

She then went to the event and confronted a library worker, recording her confrontation where she asked the worker why they were hosting “an event that went against her personal beliefs as a taxpayer.”

She then posted a rambling 90-minute video where she attacked the drag queen at the event.

“That’s the abomination that just read four children’s books to children in our public library here in Alpharetta, Georgia,” Greene said.

“I do not hate or have any ill will against that man. I just don’t like that gender confusion being put on young children,” she continued.

“Now the Christians are the bad guys. We’re the bad guys,” she said. “Because we’re the protesters and we’re being hateful and we’re the ones that are the bad guys because we’re hating on people because we don’t want our children brainwashed and confused. So ridiculous.”