Just a few hours after Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), was released from a California hospital where he was treated for being hit “in the head at full force” with a hammer, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) suggested that he was to blame for the attack because he didn’t own a gun and shoot his assailant.

Speaking at a Trump rally in Sioux City, Iowa on Thursday evening, Greene told attendees:

“Paul Pelosi was brutally attacked by a drugged out illegal alien that should have been deported and Paul Pelosi should have been a gun owner and shot his attacker.”

Greene conveniently neglected to mention that the man accused of attacking Mr. Pelosi made right-wing postings on social media and was known to subscribe to the bizarre beliefs of the QAnon cult which believes the world’s governments are controlled by Satan-worshiping pedophiles who consume the brains of children in order to remain young and vital.

While she was at it, Greene also suggested that all Democrats are unworthy of holding office, despite the fact that she was supportive of the attempted coup which took place on Jan. 6, 2021:

“In less than two years everyone, Democrats have proven that they can’t be trusted with power. But we already knew that, didn’t we? They’re running for office claiming Republicans are destroying democracy. But yet it’s Democrats who are destroying our country.

“Democracy is the government for the people. But everything the Democrats have done has hurt the people.”

There was also this fact-free riff from the Georgia Republican:

“The U.S. now has the highest crime we’ve seen in decades, where Americans are robbed, stabbed, raped, kidnapped, carjacked and murdered, but only – the only crime victim you hear about from Democrats in the media is Paul Pelosi.”

And while she was at it, Greene also made it clear that she and her GOP cohorts in Congress remain firmly allied with Russian president Vladimir Putin, who has been accused of war crimes as part of his illegal invasion of Ukraine:

“Democrats have ripped our border wide open. But the only border they care about is Ukraine. Not America’s southern border. Under Republicans not another penny will go to Ukraine.”