Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Tweet “Today is 1776” After denying the second meaning under the oath


Just hours after Marjorie Taylor Greene posted a tweet on Saturday and swore “Today and every day is 1776,” the term is used as an abbreviation for the far-right violent uprising. I declared that I knew that.

The next morning, a radical Georgia Republican was repeatedly asked about his term in a court hearing as to whether he could run for re-election under the Article 14 amendment prohibiting elected representatives from participating in the rebellion. , This post has come.

In a Georgia court on Friday, Green was shown a video of an interview with Newsmax the day before the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. She said she didn’t remember talking to the outlet, a tactic she used many times when she confronted the stand with a record of her past remarks.

“This is our 1776 moment,” she told Newsmax’s host in a clip, stating that certain emotions were shared by many of her Republican colleagues.

Of course, 1776 is a very important year in American history, but it has also been adopted by far-right groups like the extremist organization Proud Boys behind the online store “1776.shop”.Some of the Trump supporters who attacked the Capitol last year Drawn in clothes “1776” is prominently picked up and likens the protest against Trump’s election defeat to a revolution.

“I didn’t know much about the Proud Boys,” Green told Andrew Cerri, a lawyer representing the voter group suing her.

Green urged supporters to reach the day of January 6, 2021 to protest Donald Trump’s election defeat. However, lawmakers claimed that no one had heard of violence in connection with the protest, or that they had advocated violence to achieve political objectives. From the stand, she said that “the moment of 1776” refers to “the courage to oppose” Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.

Saturday’s tweet was posted on Greene’s official Twitter page. Her personal Twitter account was banned from the service last year after being used to forge falsehoods about the 2020 elections.

This article was originally HuffPost It has been updated.

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