Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), a believer in QAnon and other far-right conspiracy theories, has been stripped of her committee assignments in a bipartisan vote of the full House of Representatives.
But as legislators debated her fate, Greene used a unique defense for her outrageous behavior: Twitter allows pornography to be posted to their platform but refuses to allow her to be transphobic.
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Taylor Greene repeatedly claimed that the Sandy Hook Elementary School and Parkland High School shootings were fake and harassed one victim-turned-gun control advocate as he walked down the street. Despite this, she was assigned by Republican leadership to the Education Committee.
She has a history of inflammatory remarks online as well, including showing support for the claim that the fastest way to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from her perch would be “a bullet to the head.” She has also claimed that space lasers operated by Jewish people started the California wildfires.
Shortly before the 230-199 vote, Greene gave a rambling statement that matched her history of linking unrelated items into a daring plot against her.
“And when big tech companies like Twitter, you can scroll through and see where someone has retweeted porn,” she said. “But yet when I say that I absolutely believe with all my heart that God’s creation as he created them male and female and that should not be denied, when I am censored for saying those types of things, that is wrong.”
Twitter has a policy against hate speech that includes the LGBTQ community. They have also removed several accounts tied to spreading baseless conspiracy theories about the election – including QAnon believers.
Several of the insurrectionists who attacked the Capitol building last month are believers in the QAnon theory and the Department of Justice has said it is dangerous.