Marjorie Taylor-Greene’s Version of January 6: “Most Walked Through Open Doors and Harmed Nothing”

Toby Hazlewood

MTG shares her version of events

On November 26, with Thanksgiving holidays in the past, Georgia's most outspoken and divisive Republican - Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene - shared her alternate version of events of January 6, 2021.

In a melodramatic post on Twitter, accompanying an portrait supposedly depicting a prisoner wearing a MAGA hat, MTG shared her views on what happened on the eventful day when protestors stormed The Capitol Building in Washington. In her view, the events of that day are somewhat different to those witnessed in TV coverage.

As she put it:

"Everyone knows the truth about Jan 6th. Most walked in the damn capitol through open doors and harmed nothing."

Her comments come just days after the recently-appointed new Speaker of the House - Mike Johnson - followed through on campaign promises and released an archive of thousands of hours of footage from that eventful day, on a government website.

As if to prove her opponents wrong, her remarks come just a day after a Democrat - Congressman Robert Garcia - suggested that “Her Beliefs Are Dangerous and Undemocratic”, and alleged that many of her statements need to be disproven with facts.

Her statement containing her version of events on January 6 2021, seems to be a perfect example of such a statement.

Republicans suggest that MTG needs educating

Georgia's Taylor-Greene has been criticized on a regular basis for making statements that don't always seem to be backed by facts or evidence, not just by political opponents like Garcia, but also by members of her own party.

Earlier this year, stating the many examples of the times that MTG has made outrageous statements and inappropriate comments in Congress, Republican Congressman Michael McCaul suggested that it was incumbent on her fellow-Republicans to "educate her" to prevent further embarrassment.
Marjorie Taylor-GreenePhoto byTwitter of Mary_frostt

MTG's book gets a lukewarm reception

On November 21, the Georgia Republican saw the publication of her newly-written book 'MTG', and her story has had mixed reviews so far.

In the days since it was released on November 21, the book has received just 4 reviews on Amazon, with an average of just 1 star being given to those who've taken the time to review it so far. Reviewers on Amazon have been unanimous so-far in their dislike for the book, which the Georgia Republican had teased as being a "tell-all" must-read when she first announced the project in September.

In the words of reviewers so-far, the book hasn't measured-up to the hype. One reviewer on put it simply, describing the book as "total fiction":

"I couldn't even get through half of the book. MTG is living in a different world than most people. You can tell it stretches the truth and imagination"

TV host Jimmy Kimmel also devoted a large part of his opening monlogue to trashing the book, and mocking MTG for the stories she'd shared within it, many of which seem to be largely based in fiction rather than in fact.

Whether those who are currently incarcerated for their part in the January 6 insurrection will see any benefit from MTG's perspective on what went down on that day, or whether she'll just use the events to build her own profile, remains to be seen.

Do you think that Georgia's Marjorie Taylor-Greene is right to be so vocal about the events of January 6? Is she doing a good job of serving the people of Georgia? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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