GOP Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia advocated for transgender people to be beaten "into the ground" in an appearance on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Infowars.
Greene, who referred to transgender people as a "perversion," made the remarks in response to a story about nonbinary counselors at the Pali Institute outdoor education program in Running Springs, California, sleeping in the same cabin as young girls.
Although the camp's owner has denied the allegations, which have been making the rounds on conservative media, and noted that the nonbinary counselors who slept in the same cabin were not “biologically male," Greene was firm in her belief that being transgender is "straight-up evil," suggesting that the community is comprised of sexual predators.
You can hear Greene's remarks in the video below.
Greene's statements completely ignored the Pali Institute's remarks to news outlets noting that the use of "they/them" pronouns "Is not restricted to biological males."
“I think it’s straight-up evil."
“If I was a parent and my fifth-grade daughter had to sleep and shower in some kind of cabin at some summer camp that I paid money to send my child to, and there was a man calling himself a woman sleeping in her cabin, showering with her, that guy would, he’d be in jail."
"He would be in jail. Well, first off, my husband would’ve beat him into the ground, and then he’d be in jail. But this is exactly how we need to stand up against this stuff.”
Greene went on to refer to being transgender as a "perversion" and was emphatic in her belief that children are being “groomed” to accept transgender people and even to come out as transgender themselves.
She then proceeded to evoke the Republican-concocted fiction of transgender predators lying in wait in public restrooms and suggested that transgender athletes should not be allowed to compete in team sports:
“I don’t think it’s wrong to stand up and say, ‘We aren’t going to tolerate this.' ‘Men, get out of our bathroom. Get out of our sports. These are our private places.’”
Greene's remarks garnered heavy criticism.
Greene has a history of dehumanizing transgender people.
She made headlines last year after she raised the anti-trans flag outside her office, which happens to sit directly across from the office of Representative Marie Newman, an Illinois Democrat. Earlier, Newman had raised a trans flag to support her transgender daughter following a contentious debate about the Equality Act, which Greene opposed.
Greene's behavior drew bipartisan criticism, including from Republicans who'd earlier voted to strip her of her committee assignments after she made anti-Semitic remarks and promoted violence against Democrats.
She recently garnered significant criticism after she melted down after someone vandalized an anti-transgender sign she displays outside her office, referring to the culprits as "crazy and deranged."