Marjorie Taylor Greenes Comments Incite Insurrections Says GOP Colleague Adam Kinzinger

Rep. Adam Kinzinger has said his fellow House Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has used language that may “incite insurrections” on Wednesday

Kinzinger, who represents Illinois’ 16th congressional district, responded to Greene on Twitter after she claimed that President Donald Trump would stay in power after January 20.

“President Trump will remain in office,” Greene wrote on Tuesday. “This Hail Mary attempt to remove him from the White House is an attack on every American who voted for him.”

Democrats must be held accountable for the political violence inspired by their rhetoric,” said Greene, who represents Georgia’s 14th congressional district.

Twitter flagged Greene’s tweet, noting that President-elect Joe Biden was the certified winner of the election. He will take the oath of office at noon on January 20.

“These are quite literally the things that incite insurrections,” Kinzinger wrote on Wednesday morning. “Four years of programming people with this message. This is also quite literally anti-democracy. Let’s get rid of this ‘DC for fame’ culture that this exemplifies.”

Greene has not responded to Kinzinger’s criticism at the time of writing. However, she did tweet on Wednesday calling on Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming to step down as chair of the House Republican Conference.

The Georgia congresswoman wrote that Cheney “doesn’t represent Republican voters by supporting this political witch-hunt impeachment of President Trump. She is not connected to the base and is voting for a hurtful lie.”

Cheney, the third most senior Republican in the House, publicly backed the impeachment effort against Trump on Tuesday. Four other House Republicans have joined her, including Kinzinger.

“The president of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the president,” Cheney said in a statement.

Greene had previously expressed support for the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory and was labelled by some “the QAnon candidate,” but she distanced herself from the conspiracy during her run for the House.

Georgia’s 14th congressional district is heavily Republican and Greene’s election became almost a certainty when she won the GOP primary. She joined more than 100 of her Republican colleagues in voting to object to some of the Electoral College votes on January 6, after the storming of the Capitol.

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois is pictured during a House committee hearing on September 16, 2020. Kinzinger has criticized fellow Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
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