Marjorie Taylor Greene continues to fight her quixotic crusade to prove that the thousands of Trump supporters seen on video storming the Capitol on January 6 were actually controlled by a shadowy federal conspiracy.
The Georgia lawmaker on Sunday hit back at the decision last week by incoming House Speaker Mike Johnson to release all the footage collected and assembled by the now-closed select committee investigating the attack. According to Ms. Greene, hidden within the more than 40,000 hours of footage of Trump supporters beating police officers and committing other crimes on camera is irrefutable evidence of a government conspiracy.
The Trump-aligned GOP, and its conspiracy magnets like Ms. Green, have long clung to the desperate claim that the FBI was seemingly in control of the riot from the beginning and that the president's supporters would have remained peaceful had they not he was secretive. government agents incite them. In fact, no such evidence of government agents directing the crowd has been uncovered, and FBI Director Christopher Wray has testified under oath that these claims are nothing but nonsense.
On Sunday, Ms. Greene threw down a challenge to the new President, one that is almost certain to be completely ignored: The Jan. 6 overhaul of the select committee, possibly staffed entirely by Trump loyalists who would continue to spread lies about the attack as part of the official congressional banner investigation.
“There must be investigations and ACCOUNTABILITY for ALL the lies, deception and ruined lives,” he tweeted.
Then, previewing what her bogus investigation would inevitably conclude, the MP added: “I've said it all along, MAGA didn't do that.”
The implication that Maga Republicans were not responsible for the throngs of their own supporters attacking the Capitol is as persistent as it is far-fetched. The president and his team openly encouraged his fans to converge on Capitol Hill in the days leading up to the attack, and there are several widely reported instances of senior White House officials, including the chief of staff, openly worried about the possibility that the protest would it was turning violent in the days just before January 6th.
There is also the matter of the jailed January 6 rioters who refuse to show remorse for the violence of the attack and defend their actions in their respective court cases. Ms. Greene and her allies have ignored all of this, lazily insisting that they can prove that the attack would not have happened without outside influence.
Her request to form a new committee will almost certainly not materialize.
The commission's January 6 release of the plan was itself a gift from the President to the far right to keep that faction in line. it would be unlikely for Mike Johnson to acquiesce to Ms. Green's desire to push the carnage of the Capitol attack back into the public eye in the year leading up to the presidential election, where he has a new responsibility to protect vulnerable Republicans at the grassroots. hall from the Democratic challengers.
However, Ms. Greene's tweet is an important indication of how fixated the far right remains on their defeat in 2020 and that faction's willingness to weaken American democratic institutions to ensure that such a defeat does not happen again.