Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) provided a powerful testimony of her Christian faith in a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday afternoon, just moments before the House was scheduled to vote to remove her from positions on two House committees she garnered just last week.
My RedState colleagues Jeff Charles and Sister Toldjah (among others) have widely written about the Democrat Congress majority’s move to discredit anyone associated with former President Donald Trump, while also reporting on the truly wacky conspiracy theories Greene appears to have once signed on to before becoming a member of Congress. Those include statements that school shootings are staged events and the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon didn’t happen. On Saturday, Parkland school shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg told NBC News in an interview that she harrassed him during an encounter in 2019.
In Rep. Greene’s remarks today, she addressed the concerns over her past words.
She confirmed that she feels for Hogg and all of the children affected by school shootings, relating that she lived through a hostage situation involving guns at her own school when she was 16 years old. And she described grieving, along with all Americans, on September 11, and believes that the attacks happened.
“I also want to tell you that we’ve got to do better. You see, big media companies can take teeny, tiny pieces of words that I’ve said, that you have said — any of us — and can portray into someone that we’re not.
And that is wrong.
Cancel culture is a real thing. It is very real. And when Big Tech companies like Twitter…you can scroll through and see where someone may have retweet porn…this is a problem. This is a terrible, terrible thing.
But yet, when I say, that I absolutely believe with all my heart that God’s creation is that he created them male and female, and that should not be denied; when I am censored for saying those type of things, that is wrong.”
She continued, pointing to when the past statements took place:
“You see, here’s the real situation: I decided to run for Congress because I wanted to help our country.
I want Americans to have our American Dream. I want to protect our freedoms. This is what I ran for Congress on. I never once said, during my entire campaign, ‘QAnon.’
I never once said any of the things that I am being accused of today during my campaign.
I never said any of these things since I have been elected for Congress.
These were words of the past, and these things do not represent me, they do not represent my district, and they do not represent my values.”
Then came her testimony as a believer in Jesus Christ:
“Here’s what I can tell you: I am beyond grateful for this opportunity, and I’ll tell you why.
I believe in God with all my heart, and I am so grateful to be humbled, to be reminded that I am a sinner and that Jesus died on the Cross to forgive me for my sins.
This is something that I absolutely rejoice in today, to tell you all. And I think it’s important for all of us to remember, none of us are perfect. None of us are. None of us can even come close to earning our way into Heaven, just by our acts and our works. But it’s only through the grace of God.”
“And this is why I will tell you, as a member of this Congress, the 117th Congress, I am a passionate person; I am a competitor; I am a fighter. I will work with you for good things for the people of this country.
But the thing I will not stand for is abortion. I think it is the worst thing that this country has ever committed. And if we are to say, “In God We Trust,” how do we murder God’s creation in the womb?
After promising to work with both sides of the aisle for Americans, she concluded with a condemnation of the hypocricy of Congress “tolerat[ing] members who condone[d] the riots” and other violence perpetrated across the country by leftists, in the wake of George Floyd’s death, yet seeking to remove her instead.Here are the final four minutes or so of what Rep. Greene had to say.
You can watch her full speech below, via The Hill: