“It goes against our fundamental values as a country for a Member of Congress to wish that the carnage of January 6th had been even worse, and to boast that she would have succeeded in an armed insurrection against the United States government.
“This violent rhetoric is a slap in the face to the Capitol Police, the DC Metropolitan Police, the National Guard, and the families who lost loved ones as a result of the attack on the Capitol.
“All leaders have a responsibility to condemn these dangerous, abhorrent remarks and stand up for our Constitution and the rule of law.” – White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates, in a statement issued today.
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The Republican congresswoman is firing back, defending her remarks as “sarcasm” and told Fox News she will “never allow the White House, Democrats, or the media to continue to accuse me of something I had nothing to do with.”
“My comments were making fun of Joe Biden and the Democrats, who have continuously made me a political target since January 6th,” she said, claiming that “Democrats and the media have lied and smeared my character for the past two years.”
Greene said during remarks at the gala, “Then Jan. 6 happened, and next thing you know, I organized the whole thing, along with Steve Bannon here And I will tell you something, if Steve Bannon and I had organized that, we would have won. Not to mention, it would’ve been armed.”
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