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A Reporter Asked MTG About Jewish Space Lasers Conspiracy—And MTG Completely Lost It

British journalist Emily Maitlis struck a nerve after grilling the MAGA Rep. about why conservatives love conspiracy theories—and MTG let her know it.

Screenshot of Emily Maitlis and Marjorie Taylor Greene
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Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene was criticized after she angrily walked off and swore at a journalist who asked her about why conservatives love conspiracy theories—and brought up Greene's previous statements about Jewish space lasers.

Greene has refused to accept responsibility for a now-infamous Facebook post she made suggesting the California wildfires could be attributed to a wealthy Jewish family using space lasers to ignite them.

Greene was widely condemned for espousing the belief that the 2018 California wildfires were not caused by climate change but by some kind of "space laser" that had set the state ablaze.

She said Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) and renewable energy startup Solaren sent solar power generators to space funded by the Rothschilds, a family of Ashkenazi Jewish billionaires who have often been the target of antisemitic conspiracy theories.

British journalist Emily Maitlis initially questioned Greene about the prevalence of conspiracy theories among Trump supporters including herself:

“Can you tell me why so many people that support Donald Trump love conspiracy theories, including yourself? He seems to attract lots of conspiracy theorists."

In a classic case of projection, Greene labeled Maitlis—a former BBC anchor and host of The New Agents podcast—a conspiracy theorist and claimed GOP politicians actually "like the truth" compared to their left-wing cohort:

“Well let me tell you: You’re a conspiracy theorist and the left and the media spreads more conspiracy theories. We like the truth, we like supporting our Constitution, our freedoms and America First.”

And when Maitlis brought up the Jewish space lasers conspiracy theory, Greene swore at her before storming off:

'No, why don’t you go talk about Jewish space lasers. And really why don’t you f**k off, how about that?”

Greene was swiftly called out and mocked profusely.

Greene has never been repudiated by the GOP for her remarks and has previously been called out for likening vaccine mandates to being Jewish during the Holocaust as well as for her public association with neo-Nazis at the America First Political Action Conference (AFPAC), which is widely known as a gathering for White nationalists and White supremacists.

Greene has denied being influenced by conspiracy theories, including QAnon, despite repeating and disseminating many debunked claims, particularly former President Donald Trump's "Big Lie" that the 2020 election was stolen from him.

Her faith in QAnon is evidenced in 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 [President Trump] to do it."