Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene testified under oath Friday about her role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, in a hearing brought by challengers seeking her disqualification as a candidate for reelection.
With Administrative Judge Charles Beaudrot presiding over the hearing in Georgia, lawyers questioned Greene about her social media activity and public statements on the 2020 election and alleged fraud prior to the affair, according to The Hill newspaper.
Greene maintained her position that the last presidential election was rife with fraud and reiterated her support for greater election integrity efforts to combat it.
“Under my opinion, there was a tremendous amount of fraudulent things that happened in the election,” she asserted. “And under my opinion I want to do anything I can to protect election integrity.”
The Georgia Republican has been outspoken in her views on the presidential election and has clashed repeatedly with social media platforms for violating their content guidelines over the issue, as well as on other subjects such as COVID-19.
Lawyers in the hearing focused on Greene’s social media activity, insisted that while she was not personally present at the Capitol and did not urge people inside, her rhetoric played a role in the incident.
“She was not on the Capitol steps urging the attackers to breach police lines and smash through the doors on Jan. 6,” said attorney Ron Fein. “Marjorie Taylor Greene nonetheless played an important role.”
The Georgia Republican, however, insisted she never advocated for anything violent.
“I don’t support violence of any kind. I’ve said it over and over again,” Greene said. “I never mean anything for violence. None of my words ever, ever mean anything for violence.”
Greene faces reelection in November and is battling formidable Democratic challengers, including Marcus Flowers whose campaign fundraising outperformed hers in the first quarter of 2022, raising to $2.4 million to Greene’s $1.1 million. Greene’s district is nonetheless staunchly Republican.