Marjorie Taylor Greene Pushes Republicans To Show Pity For Jan. 6 Rioters

by | Nov 18, 2022 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is pushing Republicans to use their majority in the House of Representatives to show sympathy to the rioters who trashed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. This week, Greene asked Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), a member of the Republican leadership team, if he would support investigations into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s handling of Capitol security and the supposed mistreatment of rioters held at D.C. jail. Advertisement“I’d asked him if he would support investigations into Nancy Pelosi’s handling of security at the Capitol on Jan. 6,” Greene said in response to a question from HuffPost. “I also asked him if he would support investigations into the treatment of pretrial January 6 defendants.”Scalise backed the idea of such an investigation, according to Greene. “He said that he would support it through the committees so that each committee, the committee’s assigned to that would be handling it.”A major consequence of Republicans winning control of the House in last week’s elections is the elevation of Greene, who is barred from serving on committees in the current Congress because of her past statements, including ones casting doubt on school shootings and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.The idea that people have been treated unfairly for participating in a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, as part of an attempt to overthrow the 2020 presidential election, is an extension of Donald Trump’s enormous lies that the election was rigged and stolen. Trump and many other Republicans have falsely suggested Pelosi deliberately left the Capitol vulnerable to attack.AdvertisementTrump, who announced his 2024 presidential campaign this week, has said he would pardon the rioters if he wins. House Minority Leader …

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