A day after a bombshell report from the New York Times reported that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is under investigation for the sex trafficking of a 17-year-old girl he allegedly had a relationship with, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) rushed to Gaetz’s defense, insisting that no one should believe what they read on the internet despite the fact that Greene has been spreading conspiracy theories and lies on social media for years.
Here’s the tweet the Georgia congresswoman sent out regarding the allegations against Gaetz:
Remember all the conspiracy theories and lies like Trump/Russia collusion and propaganda that the media has spread around.
Take it from me rumors and headlines don’t equal truth.
I stand with @mattgaetz
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) March 31, 2021
Trump/Russia propaganda? It’s an established fact that members of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign (including his son and campaign manager) met with Russian operatives at Trump Tower in the hope of digging up “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. It’s also clear that the former president wanted to build a hotel in Moscow and repeatedly tried to get Russian President Vladimir Putin to approve construction of such a building.
Also, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller found numerous connections between those in Donald Trump’s orbit and who were supportive of his campaign with Russia, Russian oligarchs, and Russian political leaders.
As many people reminded Taylor Greene on Twitter, if anyone is an expert on conspiracy theories, it’s her:
Congresswoman, as a person who claims to believe that sex trafficking is a major issue, how do you feel about the fact that Congressman Gaetz was the ONLY member to vote against a law that that would have given the federal government more resources to fight trafficking? pic.twitter.com/rwS9cpGfMA
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 31, 2021
Well you certainly know about conspiracy theories – you spread enough of them.
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) March 31, 2021
Marjorie: “I BELIEVE THERE IS A SATANIC CABAL PEDOPHILE RING WITHIN THE HIGHEST RANKS OF OUR GOVERNMENT!”
*investigation begins into Matt Gaetz for human trafficking of minors for sex*
Marjorie: “HE IS INNOCENT!!!!! I STAND WITH THIS ACCUSED PEDOPHILE SEX TRAFFICKER!”
— Րυɱ૦Ր Һคς ɿ੮ 🏴 (@BrandiLynn4Ever) March 31, 2021
Imagine promoting a crazy conspiracy theory that members of Congress are sex traffickers…..and then immediately defending a member of Congress that actually is one
— Noble Prize in Sarcasm (@rewegreatyet) March 31, 2021
In which one of your hallucinations was Trump cleared of colluding with Russia, Marjorie Traitor Greene? https://t.co/QbWNy0IPnm
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) March 31, 2021
Here’s some advice for Marjorie Taylor Greene: You might wanna sit this one out.
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