Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) lost it when confronted by a reporter about her past statements that space lasers controlled by wealthy Jewish people caused wildfires in California.
At an event, a reporter confronted Greene about her 2018 Facebook post where she said that “they are beaming the suns energy back to Earth, I’m sure they wouldn’t ever miss a transmitter receiving station right??!!” [sic]
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“What would that look like anyway?” she continued. “A laser beam or a light beam coming down to Earth I guess. Could that cause a fire? Hmmm, I don’t know. I hope not! That wouldn’t look good for [Pacific Gas & Electric], Rothschild Inc, Solaren or Jerry Brown who sure does seem fond of PG&E.”
“This was your post under your name, and you’re talking about the Rothschild family, which has been at the center of anti-Sematic conspiracies since the 19th century,” the reporter told Greene.
“I did not know that,” Greene responded, not explaining why she would be writing on Facebook about the Rothschilds if she didn’t know who they were. “I had no idea. I’m telling you.”
She said that – way back in the ancient time of 2018 – she was a “regular American” who had “never been in politics” so she “could not have even told you most people back in politics or families’ names, don’t know their background.”
“But now that you do know,” the reporter pressed. “Now that you’ve been told… anti-Semitism is on the rise at an alarming rate.”
Greene started the interaction being condescending to the reporter bringing up her Facebook post, but at this point her anger towards him was visible.
“I’m fully against anti-Semitism,” she said. “You’re mixing two things together. You’re accusing me of something I did not do, and then you’re trying to blame me for anti-Semitism.”
The reporter asked her if she was aware that she could have been “inadvertently” contributing to anti-Semitism, which she rejected.
“I’m a Christian!” Greene responded. “I support Israel! I am one of the most pro-Israel voters in Congress. So why don’t you judge me by those things instead of twisting and turning what you think I was writing in some 2018 Facebook post.”