Marjorie Taylor Greene Biography: Marjorie Taylor Greene (born May 27, 1974) is an American politician, businesswoman, and far-right conspiracy theorist serving as the U.S. representative for Georgia’s 14th congressional district. A member of the Republican Party and supporter of Donald Trump, Greene was elected to Congress in November 2020 and sworn into office on January 3, 2021.
Greene has supported disproven far-right conspiracy theories such as Pizzagate, QAnon, false flag shootings, and 9/11 conspiracy theories. Additionally, before running for Congress, she supported the execution of prominent Democratic politicians. She also supported Trump’s efforts to overturn his loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.
During the Electoral College vote count, Greene was among a group of Republican legislators who unsuccessfully objected to votes won by Biden, despite federal agencies overseeing election security saying it was the most secure in American history. After falsely asserting Trump was elected in a landslide but the election had been stolen from him, Greene filed articles of impeachment against Biden the day after his inauguration, alleging abuse of power. The House of Representatives voted to remove Greene from all committee roles in response to a series of incendiary and violent statements that Greene had previously made. Eleven Republicans joined the unanimous Democrats in the vote on February 4, 2021.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Early life
Greene was born in Milledgeville, Georgia, on May 27, 1974, the daughter of Robert Taylor. She graduated from South Forsyth High School in Cumming, Georgia in 1992, and the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1996.
Greene’s father, Robert Taylor, founder of Taylor Commercial, a construction company based in Alpharetta, Georgia, sold the company to Greene and her husband, Perry, in 2002. The couple are vice president and president, respectively, of the company. Greene was listed as the C.F.O. of the company from 2007 to 2011.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Career
Beginning in 2017, Greene authored 59 articles as a “correspondent” for the now-defunct “American Truth Seekers”, a conspiracy news website, and beginning in January 2018, 27 articles for Law Enforcement Today, a website that bills itself as “unapologetically in support of those who hold the Thin Blue Line.” In 2017, Greene visited Washington, DC to protest against a Republican gun control compromise.
Greene was a top official of the Family America Project, a conservative group founded in January 2018. She was a moderator of the organization’s Facebook group, which included death threats against Democrats, bigotry directed at the Obamas and support for multiple conspiracy theories, including claims associated with the John Birch Society of the U.S. government being infiltrated by communists.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Personal life
In August 11, 2020, Facebook post, Greene said she had married Perry Greene in 1995. The couple has three adult children. On July 3, 2012, Marjorie Taylor Greene petitioned Fulton County Superior Court, Family Court Division for an uncontested divorce. She and her husband both retained counsel, but the court didn’t grant the petition and dismissed it without prejudice on September 11, 2012. Greene allegedly engaged in multiple extramarital affairs before filing her divorce petition, but she has denied the allegations.
In a 2011 video, Greene said that during her childhood she and her family “attended church off and on” and that she was baptized for the first time at age seven so that she could take her first communion with her school class. She noted that during her marriage the church she and her husband attended “went through a revolting scandal.” She was subsequently rebaptized in 2011 into North Point Community Church, an evangelical megachurch network based in Alpharetta, in a baptism published in the aforementioned video. Greene speaks often about her faith, and has said that she wants to bring “my faith and my family values to Washington”.
After she won the 2020 Republican primary runoff election, Greene asserted on Twitter that “[t]he GOP establishment, the media, & the radical left, spent months & millions of dollars attacking me”. She said she intended to continue “pulling the [Republican Party] to the right”.
Controversial connections and statements
Greene made multiple controversial and incendiary statements both before and during office in support of conspiracy theories. She has also been reported to have ties to militia groups and calling for the execution toward Democratic politicians and FBI agents as part of the “deep state” against Trump.
- Connections to militia groups and violent rhetoric
- Support for executing Democrats and FBI agents
- Support for conspiracy theories
- Pizzagate and QAnon
- “False flag” and similar claims
- School shootings
- Antisemitism and “white genocide”
- Camp Fire conspiracy theory
- Responses within Congress
Marjorie Taylor Greene Social Medias
Marjorie Taylor Greene Why In News
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., placed a sign outside her office Wednesday mocking Democratic Rep. Marie Newman, whose office sits across the hall, after Newman hung a transgender pride flag next to her door in protest over Greene’s opposition to a LGBTQ rights bill.
Newman, who has a transgender daughter, tweeted a video of herself putting up the flag Wednesday after she said Greene tried to block the Equality Act on the House floor “because she believes prohibiting discrimination against trans Americans is ‘disgusting, immoral, and evil.’”
“Thought we’d put up our Transgender flag so she can look at it every time she opens her door,” Newman, of Illinois, wrote in the tweet.
In response, Greene tweeted her own video showing her putting up a large sign that says, “There are TWO genders: MALE & FEMALE. “Trust The Science.”
Earlier in the day, Greene attempted to block the legislation, which is set for consideration Thursday, with a motion to adjourn. She tweeted that the move was “to give every Member of Congress time to rethink destroying #WomensRights and #WomensSports and #ReligiousFreedom before voting for the #EqualityAct!”
According to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., the bill would amend existing federal civil rights laws and prohibit “discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community in the areas of employment, education, credit, jury service, federal funding, housing, and public accommodations.”
After Newman hung the transgender flag and posted her tweet, Greene retweeted a video of Newman speaking on the House floor in support of the legislation earlier in the week, in which she said, “I’m voting to pass the Equality Act for my daughter — the strongest, bravest person I know.”
Greene tweeted, “As mothers, we all love and support our children. But your biological son does NOT belong in my daughters’ bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams.”
Later in the day, Greene posted her video showing her hanging the sign across from Newman’s office, saying, “Our neighbor, @RepMarieNewman, wants to pass the so-called ‘Equality’ Act to destroy women’s rights and religious freedoms. Thought we’d put up ours so she can look at it every time she opens her door.”
A number of lawmakers immediately denounced Greene’s behavior on Twitter.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., a critic of Greene and other Trump supporters in his party, tweeted, “This is sad and I’m sorry this happened. Rep. Newmans daughter is transgender, and this video and tweet represent the hate and fame driven politics of self-promotion at all evil costs. This garbage must end, in order to #RestoreOurGOP.”
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., tweeted in response to Newman’s floor speech, “Thank you, @RepMarieNewman. From the mom of one trans kid to another, we will pass the #EqualityAct — for Evie, for Janak, for thousands more to be able to fully be who they are. So glad to welcome you to Congress.”
Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said he put up a transgender flag outside of his office in 2019 and it has stayed up since. He said Greene “should probably avoid the Rayburn building too if she doesn’t want to see another ‘disgusting’ symbol of love and acceptance.”