She admits having said “false and insulting” things. After being excluded from two committees in the House of Representatives, Republican elected official Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized on Friday for spreading conspiracy theories.
On this occasion, she reaffirmed her support for Donald Trump for the control of the Republican Party. “Republican voters support him, it is his party,” she assured at a press conference, stressing that ” the base is loyal to the president ”.
Elected in November in the state of Georgia, she was ousted Thursday from the Education and Budget committees of the lower house of Congress. Eleven Republicans have joined forces with the majority Democrats – a “great betrayal”, according to her – who notably denounced her support for the theses of the far-right conspiratorial movement QAnon.
” Nobody is perfect “
Before she was elected to Congress, Marjorie Taylor Greene had also wondered about the reality of several deadly shootings, suspecting staging to toughen gun legislation, and questioned some of the attacks on the 11th. -September.
She also said in 2019 that the Democratic Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, was guilty of “treason”, a crime she said “punishable by death”.
“I apologize for saying these things that are false and insulting and I say it with sincerity,” said Marjorie Taylor Greene. “I said wrong things, I believed in things that were wrong”, she explained, assuring that “nobody is perfect”.
Steadfast support for Donald Trump
However, she did not apologize for taking on David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland High School shooting the year before and campaigning for a tougher gun law, in 2019. “I don’t apologize for telling him he shouldn’t be supporting the gun fight,” she said.
Faithful to Donald Trump, she will now campaign to “lean to the right” the Republican Party, divided between supporters of the former president and more moderate conservatives, in the hope of regaining control of the House in 2022.
She felt that neither she nor Donald Trump were responsible for the violent assault by supporters of the former president on Congress on January 6, despite their calls to march on Capitol Hill. “He is not the cause of the assault, nor I,” she said, adding that “the responsibility rests only on those who invaded the Capitol.”
The elected representative described as a “circus” the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, accused of “incitement to insurgency”, which begins Tuesday in the Senate.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr