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Trump’s sidekick Marjorie Taylor Greene faces eviction calls after “ disturbing ” social media posts were posted.

United States Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene does not shy away from calls by Democrats in the House of Representatives to censor her.

The newly elected Republican, who has been making waves since arriving in Washington, claimed on Friday that she received $ 1.6 million in donations after Democrats criticized her.

“Here is my message to the radical left-wing Democratic crowd and the bogus media out there trying to get me out,” said Greene, who supported QAnon’s conspiracy theories.

“Every attack. Every lie. Every slander strengthens my base of support at home and across the country because people know the truth and are tired of the lies, ”Greene said in a statement.

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks as Donald Trump listens at a campaign rally in Georgia, January 4, 2021 [Brynn Anderson/AP Photo]

Greene represents a rural corner of the US state of Georgia. She wore a mask on the House floor that read “Trump won” when she was sworn in as a new member on January 3.

Tensions between Democratic and Republican House MPs have increased since the U.S. Capitol was invaded on Jan.6 by a crowd who believed the election was being stolen from Trump. Instead, Joe Biden was certified as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

Representative Cori Bush, a Democrat from Missouri, said Friday she was moving her office from Greene to one of the House office buildings after an altercation with Greene.

Bush is an African-American woman, a progressive Democrat and former Black Lives Matter activist from Missouri. She called for the expulsion from Congress of Greene and other Republicans associated with the protesters who stormed the Capitol.

Greene’s criticism doesn’t come just from Democrats.

The Republican Jewish Coalition, a Washington-based political advocacy group, issued a statement Friday saying Greene “is well outside the mainstream of the Republican Party.”

The group had opposed Greene during the 2020 election campaign.

“She has repeatedly used offensive language in lengthy online video rants, promoted bizarre political conspiracy theories, and refused to admit a mistake after posing for photos with a longtime white supremacist leader,” the coalition said.

Representative Jimmy Gomez, a Democrat, introduced a resolution in the House call for Greene to be deported after a CNN report on Jan. 26 uncovered social media posts from Greene suggesting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be hanged or shot.

New security measures may be needed in the House “when the enemy is inside,” Pelosi said at his weekly press conference Thursday.

Green had liked a comment in 2019 that “a bullet in the head would be faster” than an election to remove Pelosi.

Greene had also denied that a mass shooting in 2018 occurred at a Florida school that killed 17 people.

And she was the subject of further criticism after a video was released of her gun control advocate David Hogg, a 20-year-old shooting survivor.

Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy “is considering having a conversation with the MP” about her “deeply disturbing” comments, a McCarthy aide said.

Greene was mocked on social media for a post she once posted suggesting a wildfire was started using secret “Rothschild Inc” laser beams from space.

Greene makes it clear that she has no intention of backing down.

“As the big PACs and the powerful corporations refuse to donate to Republicans and give in to the vicious cancellation culture crowd, people are supporting me,” she said Friday.

“The same 75 million people who voted for President Trump. Voters who will be vital for Republicans who return to the House in 2022, ”she said.

McCarthy meet Trump in Mar-a-Lago on Thursday. The two spoke of a strategy to win back a Republican majority in the House in the 2022 election.



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