‘Let The Lies Rest’: Marjorie Taylor Greene Blasted On Twitter For Claiming DC Is ‘Scared’ After Chauvin Verdict

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 31: Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican nominee for Georgia's 14th Congressional District, speaks with supporters during a campaign event with Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., who is running for ree... UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 31: Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican nominee for Georgia's 14th Congressional District, speaks with supporters during a campaign event with Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., who is running for reelection, at J.D.s on the Lake in Canton, Ga., on Saturday, October 31, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 21, 2021 8:05 a.m.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) suggested on Tuesday night that Washington, D.C. was “completely dead” after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd — and that it was evidence of collective fear and that Black Lives Matter is a “terrorist threat.”

“DC is completely dead tonight. People stayed in and were scared to go out because of fear of riots,” Greene wrote. “Police are everywhere and have riot gear #BLM is the strongest terrorist threat in our county (sic).” 

Greene’s comments attacking the racial justice movement come after a verdict was delivered on Tuesday night that found Chauvin, a former police officer, guilty of murder after he knelt on a Black man’s neck well past his last breath.

Greene has a long history of promoting falsehood and racist rhetoric.

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A staunch loyalist of former President Donald Trump, she was a key player in efforts to object to President Joe Biden’s electoral victory on Jan. 6 which culminated in a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The House also voted in February to strip her of committee assignments due to social media posts that promoted outlandish and dangerous far-right conspiracy theories; racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim rhetoric; and violence against Democratic leaders.

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) pushed back on her claim that city residents were cowering in fear of riots amid an outsized police presence: 

Others also tweeted challenges to the assertion that the city’s streets had been cleared due to fear of rioting in the wake of Chauvin being held accountable for the killing.

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