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HomenewsMarjorie Taylor Greene says Jan. 6 will destroy Democrats "in the end"

Marjorie Taylor Greene says Jan. 6 will destroy Democrats "in the end"

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol has exposed Democrats “for who they really are” and that this will lead to their destruction.

The Georgia congresswoman made the remarks in response to a clip posted on social media from documentary filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi’s The Insurrectionist Next Door.

Greene, an ally of former President Donald Trump, wrote on X, formerly Twitter, that Democrats wanted the January 6 riot “to be the reason Americans turned their backs on Trump and they are trying to use it to destroy him.”

“But it didn’t work, it won’t work, and it will never work. Because it’s only exposing Democrats for who they really are, which will destroy them in the end,” she said.

In the documentary, released by HBO on Sunday, Pelosi spends time with supporters of Donald Trump who stormed the Capitol in a bid to disrupt Joe Biden‘s election victory. She was at the Capitol on the day of the riot, capturing footage for a documentary about her mother, then Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The clip shows Paul Hodgkins, a Capitol rioter who pleaded guilty to one count of obstructing an official proceeding, refusing to place blame on Trump after being sentenced to eight months in prison.

“I’m not going to place blame on the former president. I’m not going to place blame on journalism,” he said. “I made a poor decision, and I’m going to be held accountable for my poor decision.”

When Pelosi interviews him after his release, eight months later, she is surprised to find him watching OAN, One America News, the network that was among the conservative media outlets promoting Trump’s baseless claims that questioned the validity of the 2020 presidential election.

“You’re still watching conservative television?” she asks Hodgkins. “You served eight months in jail for everything you believe in based on what you saw on those shows and you’re still watching them?”

He replies: “I was supposed to turn into a liberal with that or something? No, no. My opinions on what’s good and not good for our country have not changed.”

Greene has repeatedly defended Capitol rioters, and declared her “unwavering” support for Trump after he was indicted in August for working to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the run-up to the January 6 riot. He is facing charges in three other criminal cases while campaigning to regain the White House. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

“Innocent individuals, including former President Donald J. Trump, are being unjustly targeted by a Department of Injustice and an FBI transformed into political hitmen, acting at the behest of the sitting president,” Greene said in August.

Newsweek has contacted Greene’s office and Alexandra Pelosi for further comment via email.

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