https://www.newsweek.com-By Xander Landen
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, speaks during a campaign rally on October 9, in Mesa, Arizona. Statements from Greene saying that Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be killed over alleged “treason” have resurfaced online after the Democratic leader’s husband was attacked in San Francisco on Friday morning. Mario Tama
Statements from Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, saying that Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be killed over alleged “treason” have resurfaced online after the Democratic leader’s husband was attacked by a man in San Francisco early Friday morning who broke into the couple’s home.
In one video that was posted on Twitter by CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski in April that was shared online following Friday’s attack, Greene stated before being elected to Congress in 2020: “[Pelosi’s] a traitor to our country, she’s guilty of treason. She took an oath to protect American citizens and uphold our laws and she gives aid and comfort to our enemies who illegally invade our land—that’s what treason is.” Greene was referring to Pelosi not supporting former President Donald Trump‘s border wall, according to CNN.
Greene added: “And by our law, representatives and senators can be kicked out and no longer serve in our government, and it’s a crime punishable by death is what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason and we want her out of our government.”
Kaczynski tweeted at the time that the footage came from a Facebook post Greene shared, which was later deleted.
The Twitter account MediasTouch also shared the video on Friday, writing: “Marjorie Taylor Greene previously said Nancy Pelosi was ‘guilty of treason’ and told her followers it was a ‘crime punishable by death.'”
CNN reported last January that in a separate Facebook live broadcast in 2019, Greene said that Pelosi will “suffer death or she’ll be in prison” because of her “treason.”
Responding to the news of Friday’s violent attack against Pelosi, Greene tweeted: “Violence and crime are rampant in Joe Biden‘s America. It shouldn’t happen to Paul Pelosi. It shouldn’t happen to innocent Americans. It shouldn’t happen to me. (Swatted six times, violence & death threats every day).”
“Whether it’s Atlanta, Chicago, NY, or San Francisco, we need to fund & support police and end the deadly nationwide crime. Praying for Paul Pelosi,” the GOP lawmaker added.
“YOU said she should be hung for treason. And now that someone listened, you’re making Paul Pelosi’s attack about YOU. This is what Republicans stand for, America. It’s sick,” the congressman added.
Newsweek has reached out to Greene’s press office for comment.
Pelosi, an 82-year-old businessman with ties to real estate and venture capitalism, was attacked in the couple’s San Francisco home on Friday morning by 42-year-old David DePape who was armed with a hammer. The man reportedly indicated that his intended target was Speaker Pelosi and was yelling “Where is Nancy?” before attacking her husband. DePape was arrested by the San Francisco Police Department while Pelosi was taken to a nearby hospital where he is currently recovering from surgery to repair a skull fracture.
A spokesperson for the House Speaker said Pelosi is expected to make a full recovery.