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Marjorie Taylor Greene Just Called for 'Scorched Earth' Following Trump's Indictment
In a highly charged political atmosphere, where the pending indictment of former President Trump has already stoked intense debate and passion, a new development has emerged that is sure to fan the flames even further. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has taken to Twitter to issue a highly provocative statement in response to the news:
Here's the definition of "scorched earth" according to Webster Dictionary:
"Relating to or being a military policy involving deliberate and usually widespread destruction of property and resources so that an invading enemy cannot use them"
Marjorie Taylor Greene, a member of Congress who has been the subject of controversy in the past due to her incendiary remarks about the January 6th Capitol attack, holds positions on two key committees in the House of Representatives: the Oversight Committee and the Homeland Security Committee.
“I come to Washington, I swear in on January 3, I get accused of giving insurrection tours which I thought was hilarious because I couldn’t even find the bathroom in the Capitol. True story,” Greene, a Georgia Republican, said while speaking at an event by the New York Young Republican Club, according to video posted by the Twitter user @patriottakes. “Then January 6 happens, and next thing you know, I organized the whole thing along with Steve Bannon here. And I gotta tell you something: If Steve Bannon and I had organized that, we would have won. Not to mention, it would have been armed. Yeah. See, that’s the whole joke isn’t it?”
Such rhetoric, coupled with strategically chosen words that function as overt dog whistles, undoubtedly possess the potential to instigate hazardous circumstances in the lead-up to and aftermath of former President Trump's indictment.
As an elected representative in Congress, it is incumbent upon her to assuage tensions and quell incendiary sentiments rather than amplify them.
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