White House press secretary Jen Psaki declined to comment on Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) Or her behavior, as it would "increase conspiracy theories."
"We don't want to go into the conspiracy theories in the briefing room," said Psaki.
Jen Psaki is asked if the White House has any comment on the inflammatory social media posts by GOP MP Marjorie Taylor Greene
Psaki: We don't. And I'm not going to talk about them in this conference room. pic.twitter.com/sQGb2IqIXZ
– CBS News (@CBSNews) January 27, 2021
Psaki's remarks come after Greene came under fire over inflammatory social media posts advocating conspiracy theories and demanding the execution of prominent Democrats. The papers were written before Greene ran for Congress.
Greene characterized the coverage as "fake news".
"I will never resort to the enemy of the American people, and neither will you," she wrote in a statement posted on her official Twitter account.
Fake News CNN writes another hit about me that focuses on my time before running for political office.
I will never go back to the enemy of the American people, and neither will you. pic.twitter.com/K3JuvqrDGS
– Marjorie Taylor Greene (@mtgreenee) January 26, 2021
Greene was in the crosshairs of further controversy this week when a video of her surviving Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg resurfaced and went viral.
“Why do you use children as a barrier? Don't you know how to defend your stance? I am an American citizen. I am a gun owner. I have a concealed carry permit, I carry a gun for protection. And you are using your lobby and the money behind it and the children to try to take away my rights under the second amendment. You have nothing to say for yourself? Can't defend your stance? "Greene asks Hogg on the video even though he ignores her.
Earlier this week, Representative Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., Announced that it would table a resolution to expel Greene from the House.
"As if expanding the 9/11 conspiracy theories wasn't enough Attacks were an inside job and the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was staged. A number of recent media reports have now confirmed that Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene had previously endorsed social media posts calling for political violence against the House speakers, members of Congress and former President Barack Obama, "Gomez said in an explanation.
“Such advocacy of extremism and insurrection requires not only their immediate expulsion from Congress, but also deserves a strong and clear condemnation of all of their Republican counterparts, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Your presence in office poses a direct threat to the elected officials and employees who serve our government, and with regard to their safety and the safety of institutions and civil servants in our country, I call on my colleagues in the House to support my resolve to remove Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene immediately from this legislature, ”he added.
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