Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene condemned the Capitol rioters stating that they were attacking both Republican and Democratic law-makers, according to Fox News.
“The attack RUINED our objection that we spent weeks preparing for, which devastated our efforts on behalf of Trump and his voters,” Greene said.
“They placed pipe bombs at the RNC and the DNC the night before. They did NOT just target one party. They targeted Republicans and Democrats. They were against the government ALL together.”
Green expressed that she was “very upset, scared, and terrified for ALL of us” during the riot and said she “made a video telling people to stop and they should protest peacefully.”
“I will be forever grateful to my Republican colleagues who bravely helped the police protect us and blocked the door.”
“They courageously risked their lives against the attackers trying to get in.”
Green then noted that the former president is “the victim of the never-ending hate-fueled witch hunt.”
Videos shared by the New Yorker depict that rioters that were rifling through Senator Cruz’s belongings and voices can be heard during the video saying, “This is a good one. I think Cruz would want us to do this, so I think we’re good.” “He’s with us.”
Cruz condemned the rioters.
I was in the Chamber when the attack occurred.
I was very upset, scared, and terrified for ALL of us – every person from Capitol staff, press, police to every Member R and D.
I even made a video telling people to stop and they should protest peacefully.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) February 9, 2021
“This impeachment trial a circus for the Democrat media mob to entertain the masses that they have brainwashed and addicted to hate, so they don’t see the Dem policies being rapidly forced into place that are destroying our lives, stealing our freedoms, and putting America last,” Greene tweeted.
From Fox News:
The pro-Trump mob breached the Capitol about one hour after the conclusion of Trump’s rally on Jan. 6 during which he repeated false claims that he won the election and told his followers to go to the Capitol “peacefully and patriotically.” Those who believe Trump’s rally that day constituted impeachable conduct, however, say that one comment does not outweigh the balance of his remarks, in which he also told followers that if they don’t “fight back,” they won’t “have a country anymore.”
Trump’s legal team claims that the use of the word “fight” was figurative and meant to mean political action on election security.
Greene has been a lightning rod for controversy as she’s maintained her reputation as a bomb-thrower while also distancing herself from some of her most radical past statements. She repudiated QAnon after previously flirting with the conspiracy theory; reaffirmed that 9/11 happened after previously expressing doubt about it; and apologized to her House Republican colleagues last week for those comments and others, including some apparently supporting violence against Democrats, from before she was elected.