QAnon representative Marjorie Taylor Greene testified this week in a court case challenging her reelection campaign on the basis of her having participated in an insurrection. Her testimony was riddled with blatant dishonesty, much of it in the form of claims to not remember things she actually said.
Green was reported to have texted Donald Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows, asking him about the prospect of declaring martial law in order to prevent Joe Biden from being inaugurated as president. She insisted that she had no recollection of the text. Although it’s difficult to believe that someone could discuss something like that and forget about it.
On Thursday Jim Acosta of CNN sought to get Green to search her memory and clarify her remarks. He approached her and directly, though politely, asked her about the gaps in her recollection. That lead to the following exchange (full video below):
Acosta: I guess you also said that you don’t recall calling Nancy Pelosi a traitor? Is that right? You don’t seem to recall a lot. What’s going on there?
Greene: You know Jim, you have a show, and in all fairness, you try to present this image of me to your viewers and it’s just really not correct.
Acosta: Well, we’re just trying to get some answers. Did you send a text asking for the president to declare martial law? Did you do that?
Greene: I, you know, I don’t recall those being my text messages. But have you read the text message that is, that you’re referring to?
Acosta: I did. It was misspelled, but it seemed to say that you were calling for martial law.
Greene: Cause it actually says, well actually it says if you read it correctly, Jim, your problem is you’re lying again right now, it says, ‘I do not know’ on those things. That’s what that text message says. You know, why don’t you be honest?
Acosta: Why even bring it up? Why bring up martial law?
Greene: You know, your problem is you’re just one of those liars on television and people hate it. They can’t stand the liars on television.
Acosta: You’re the one saying, ‘I don’t recall, I don’t recall, I don’t recall, I don’t recall.’
What Greene is accusing Acosta of lying about is unclear. He didn’t make any statements. He was merely asking questions and giving Greene an opportunity to explain herself. It’s called journalism. Clearly upset, Greene demanded that Acosta read the text verbatim, which he agreed to do. But that didn’t stop Greene from badgering him about it while he was looking it up. Here is the actual text that Green sent to Meadows…
“In our private chat with only members, several are saying the only way to save our Republic is for Trump to call for Marshall (sic) law. I don’t know on those things. I just wanted you to tell him. They stole this election. We all know. They will destroy our country next. Please tell him to declassify as much as possible so we can go after Biden and anyone else!”
After having been confronted with the evidence that she explicitly raised the prospect of martial law, Green got even more perturbed. She seemed to believe that having said she was ignorant about “those things” negates that she suggested it. Then she spent the rest of the encounter calling Acosta a liar, despite the fact that he still had not asserted anything about her. He was still just asking her to answer a few reasonable questions. But that was apparently too much for her and she lashed out saying that…
“When you want to be honest and actually want to talk about me as a real person and present me fairly. then I’ll talk to you. But until then I don’t want to have anything to do with you.”
Then Greene walked away, still refusing answer any questions and repeatedly accusing Acosta of harassing her, even though, if anything, he was exceedingly mild mannered. Greene’s performance indicated just how frightened she is of anyone seeking the truth. And what’s surprising about this affair, other than her comically psychotic behavior, is that she posted the video of it as if it presented her in a positive light. No doubt she will soon be on Fox News to whine to Sean Hannity or Tucker Carlson about how miserably she was treated.
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I am repulsed that people gladly take a paycheck to lie and mischaracterize me like this guy, Jim @Acosta.
I want to think good things about the press, but they behave like this and it makes me sick to my stomach. pic.twitter.com/jSOUPK9RM4
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) April 28, 2022
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