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MTG Dragged After Blaming The Internet For 'Sucking' Her In To QAnon Conspiracies

The MAGA Rep. claimed to Fox News she didn't run on a QAnon platform, however.

Marjorie Taylor Greene
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Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene was widely mocked online after she claimed the internet is to blame for why she had gotten "sucked into" QAnon conspiracy theories.

Greene told Fox News during a discussion about last week's right-wing rebellion that nearly cost Kevin McCarthy the House speakership that, like many Americans, she fell prey to a lot of what she saw online.

She said many of the Republican holdouts who ultimately voted for McCarthy requested committee assignments before agreeing to back him, noting she had not requested any committee assignments herself.

However, host Howard Schulz pointed out Greene was stripped of her committee assignments after she promoted violence against Democrats and questioned her previous statements she is "no longer influenced" by QAnon at all.

You can hear what Greene said in the video below.

Greene claimed:

"Well, like a lot of people today, I had easily gotten sucked into some things I had seen on the internet."
"But that was dealt with quickly, early on. I never campaigned on those things."
"That was not something I believed in, that's not what I ran for Congress on, so those are so far in the past."

However, many disputed Greene's version of events and questioned her fitness for office.

QAnon—whose believers allege Democrats are part of a Satan-worshipping, baby-eating global pedophile ring that conspired against former Republican President Donald Trump during his time in office—counts Greene as one of its more vocal adherents.

Greene claimed there are links between former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and pedophilia and human sacrifice, once insisting "Pizzagate"—a debunked conspiracy theory targeting Democrats that claimed Clinton ran a pedophilia ring out of the basement of a pizza restaurant that didn't even have a basement—was real.

Greene at one point also claimed the death of John F. Kennedy Jr.–who was killed in a plane crash in 1999–was a "Clinton murder" because he was floated as a possible rival to her for a United States Senate election in New York.

But perhaps no evidence of Greene's faith in QAnon is as damning as her own admission the eponymous "Q"—the anonymous individual or individuals from whom many of these conspiracies originate—is "a patriot" who offered adherents a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take this global cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles out, and I think we have the President to do it."