On Monday, Twitter user @SassyAnnie retweeted an article about Georgia state representative Marjorie Taylor Greene deleting tweets about Medicaid and health care. The article is based on a series of tweets that were deleted from Greene’s account after being highlighted by the progressive news outlet ThinkProgress. Tweets included accusations of fraud against the Affordable Care Act, calls for people to “kill themselves” over the Affordable Care Act, and more. Greene’s office released a statement in response to the controversy, claiming that the tweets had been deleted because they were “taken out of context.” Read on to learn more about this latest news story and what it means for the future of politics.
The Deleted Tweets
Since her election to the House of Representatives in November, Marjorie Taylor Greene has been embroiled in controversy. On January 26th, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a series of tweets from Greene that were later deleted. “I am not a racist,” Greene tweeted. “There is no place for racism in our society.” However, a day later, she deleted those tweets and replaced them with another message which read: “I understand why some people are confused about my previous tweet. I apologize for the misunderstanding. We should all be able to get along.” In response to the tweets, State Rep. Wes Bell (D-Gainesville) called for Greene’s resignation from office.
Since her election to the House of Representatives in November, Marjorie Taylor Greene has been embroiled in controversy. On January 26th, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a series of tweets from Greene that were later deleted. In one tweet, she said “I am not a racist,” but a day later, she deleted those tweets and replaced them with another message which read: “I apologize for the misunderstanding.”
State Rep. Wes Bell (D-Gainesville) called for Greene’s resignation from office after seeing these tweets. Bell told WSBTV that he was “disturbed” by what he saw and said that it is clear that Greene does not understand the meaning of racism: “What I see here is someone who doesn’t really know what racism is or understands
Reaction to the Deleted Tweets
On Sunday, March 4th, Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, announced that she had deleted her Twitter account due to “harassment and death threats.” Earlier in the week, Greene had retweeted a message which read: “If you want to save our democracy, cast your vote for Jill Stein. If not #saveourselves.”
Greene’s decision to delete her account has drawn criticism from many within and outside of politics. Some have labelled it a surrendering of free speech, while others claim that she is being bullied. The Speaker has received support from some high profile figures including MSNBC host Joy Reid and actor Alyssa Milano. However, many others have condemned her decision as cowardly and irresponsible.
Latest news from Marjorie Taylor Greene
The latest news from Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga, comes in the wake of a series of deleted tweets from the lawmaker. In a now-deleted tweet from early Wednesday morning, Greene stated that she was “done being civil” and would now “fight like hell.” The tweet appeared to be in response to allegations of sexual misconduct against then-candidate Roy Moore which have since been proven false.
Earlier this week, Greene deleted a tweet that appeared to support Moore. “I believe in the truth and what is being reported,” she wrote.
Greene’s comments come as the lawmaker is under fire for promoting conspiracy theories about the events of November 13th, 2017.
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Political Career
Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican candidate for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, deleted several tweets from her personal account on Saturday that appeared to criticize President Donald Trump and support Democratic nominee Doug Jones. It is not clear when the tweets were deleted or why, but they raise questions about what exactly Greene was saying during her campaign.
Greene’s deleted tweets come just days after she announced her candidacy, and shortly after Trump endorsed her opponent in the race, former state senator David Perdue. In one tweet, Greene criticized Trump for his response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last month. “Trump failed us all by not condemning white supremacists and neo-Nazis,” she wrote. “Jones will stand with us against hate.”
In another tweet, Greene said that she was running for office because “our democracy is at stake.” She added that she would be “a voice for all of us” and called on voters to “stand up to big money and special interests.”
Given Greene’s history as a Republican state legislator and her close ties to Perdue, it is unclear what exactly provoked her recent tweets about Trump and Jones. However, they could potentially give ammunition to Democrats who argue that Greene is simply using her political platform to attack Trump.
The deleted tweets from Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga, continue to make headlines. In the latest episode of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Greene was interviewed about her deleted tweets in which she makes derogatory comments about President Donald Trump and members of his administration. Greene has since claimed that she was hacked, but there is still no clear evidence to support this claim. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, be sure to check out our previous articles on the matter: In any case, it’s clear that Greene is not a fan of Trump or those in his administration. It’s also worth noting that she previously served as a staffer for Rep. John Duncan (R-Tenn.), who has been one of Trump’s most vocal supporters in Congress. With all this information floating around, it will be interesting to see how Greene’s situation develops moving forward.