Anti-LGBTQ+ Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has declared that members of Antifa are the real fascists and should be charged with domestic terrorism in part because they support drag queens.
“They are not the anti-fascists,” Greene said during an interview with Tucker Carlson. “They are the fascists and they always show up and they defend Democrat causes. Not only do they attack police but they defend the drag queens targeting our children with drag queen story time.”
She also threw in that she apparently doesn’t believe there is a pandemic at all.
“They go after people when they’re not vaccinated and demand they get vaccinated and wear masks during the so-called pandemic,” she said.
Greene also said she would introduce a bill to designate anyone associated with Antifa as a domestic terrorist.
Greene: They are not anti-fascists. They are the fascists. They defend the drag queens targeting our children.. They go after people when they are not vaccinated and demand they get vaccinated and wear masks during the so called pandemic. pic.twitter.com/sELGMOVaV8
— Acyn (@Acyn) January 24, 2023
Antifa is a left-wing anti-fascist movement that does not have a centralized organizational structure. There are no defined leaders and there is no official membership.
Antifa members see themselves as defenders of racial equality and LGBTQ+ rights and do believe using violence is justified. But a 2020 explainer from the New York Times warned that the right has perpetuated a false equivalency between Antifa and right-wing extremists, who are more likely to utilize violence.
The GOP has continued to demonize drag queens, claiming they are “pedophiles” who are “grooming” children. A slate of bills have been proposed by Republicans in several state legislatures attempting to ban minors from seeing drag shows and/or ban drag shows in public places.
Twitter users roasted Greene for her interview with Carlson, during which she also accused Democratic lawmakers of being in cahoots with Antifa members and blamed a recent riot in Atlanta on Antifa, though according to Newsweek, there is no proof Antifa members were involved.
Seven more shot dead in USA and Greene is still carrying on with false propandistic twaddle.
— Laurie Ferguson (@LDTFerguson) January 24, 2023
Who is Antifa? You understand that Antifa is not a structured group but an ideology that opposes fascism, racism, and extremism.
It's not like your Proud Boys or Steve Bannon, who have leaders and are backed by dark money.
Clinton was right about Trumphttps://t.co/SANq2xt77k
— Human☮🇺🇸🇺🇦🇺🇸🌊 (@4HumanUnity) January 24, 2023
Maybe it should come from someone who isn’t themselves a domestic terrorist.
— Mark Russell (@Manruss) January 24, 2023
Could you please inform us where you found them, their headquarters! I've been waiting for my tee shirt and badge. I want to attend meetings but I never get the newsletter.
— Pamela Miller (@PBMiller63) January 24, 2023
Are you sure you'll have enough time to introduce legislation regarding antifa, after all you spend all of your time with speaker McCarthy grooming him to do your bidding, so what are you going to have time. You are a very pathetic politician feeding on hate and fear, pitiful
— Blue Hippie in Red state 💙☮☮⚘🥀🌻⚘ (@JulieSpongross) January 24, 2023
I’ll let the rest of the members know at the next meeting.
I think it will also be our annual gala ball.
— Space Cowboy aka Lobo🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@daspacecowboy21) January 24, 2023
Oh Honey, be sure to include the address for the HQ (I'm sure it's on the letterhead the org. leaders have surely sent you) & don't forget to ask all those WWII "Antifa" veterans for their medals back. You know – like the guys who stormed the beach at Normandy to FIGHT FACISM!🙄
— Barb wants YOU TO VOTE! (@UpNorthOpinions) January 24, 2023
And just how are you going to do that when ANTIFA is a concept, not an actual organization. An amorphous constantly changing minute segment of the American population that has no defined membership?
Are you going to call in your KGB and start searching homes, spying on everyone?
— MacFella (@JamesMac064) January 24, 2023