Marjorie Taylor Greene says defending drag queens makes Antifa the real fascists

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
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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.

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.

Armed Antifa members have shown up to counterprotest anti-LGBTQ+ extremists outside drag shows, as well as other LGBTQ+ events.

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.

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