Washington – For comments made over the weekend by Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, Jan. 6, 2021 The White House is also reacting strongly to how the rebellion would have played out.
The Georgia Republican spoke Saturday at a dinner hosted by the New York Young Republican Club and was wrongly labeled by his critics as the mastermind of a riot that left one man shot dead and two other police officers dead.
“Let me tell you something, if Steve Bannon and I had organized it, we would have won. Not to mention, we would have been armed,” he said Saturday. According to the New York Post.
He criticized US funding for the war in Ukraine and called on Republicans to support former President Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign.
In comments first shared with CBS News, White House spokesman Andrew Bates said, “For a member of Congress to wish the Jan. 6 massacre had been worse and boast that he would have won is against our core values as a country.” In an armed rebellion against the US government, this violent speech slapped 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 in the face. All leaders have a responsibility to condemn these dangerous, hateful views and stand up for our Constitution and the rule of law.
Even as the White House vows to work with Republicans to control the House next year, it has not shied away from sharply criticizing those who participated in, supported, or defended the 2021 uprising, and those who continue to say or do things that undermine Americans. Democracy. Especially quick to respond to his recent dinner with Trump and white supremacists or his comments suggesting that the US Constitution should exist.After his loss to President Biden in 2020.
In a statement on Monday, Green said her comment was “a mockery of Joe Biden and the Democrats, who have consistently made me a political target since January 6.”
“The White House needs to learn how sarcasm works,” he said.