Earlier this year, Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia became the subject of online ridicule after a Facebook post from November 2018 indicated she believed in an antisemitic conspiracy theory involving Jewish space lasers.
The little-known conspiracy theory suggested the 2018 California wildfires were set on purpose by space lasers controlled by corporate banking interests including the Rothschild family.
Now, however, Greene is claiming she isn't antisemitic because she supposedly didn't know the Rothschilds were Jewish at the time.
Marjorie Taylor Greene didn't know the Rothschilds were Jewish, was trying to blame the forest fires on Gentile-con… https://t.co/7fwxTLwKfp— Jonathan Chait (@Jonathan Chait)1616095108.0
Twitter couldn't help but respond in exasperation to Greene's latest claim.
"While any claim of ignorance by [Marjorie Taylor] Greene has inherent plausibility..." is certain to be the best,… https://t.co/N3A3DKQlnq— Christopher Orr (@Christopher Orr)1616106305.0
@jonathanchait And with this development, the universe of people who know of the Rothschilds but dont know that the… https://t.co/j0LJebnt7z— DJ (@DJ)1616090349.0
@jonathanchait https://t.co/kF1rUypkXn— Jane Davenport (@Jane Davenport)1616089979.0
Though it's strangely easy to believe Greene didn't know such an obvious fact, it's also bizarre she wouldn't bother to dispute her belief in the space lasers.
@jonathanchait "I didn't even know" could be her motto, if we're to believe this at all.— Robert Swartz (@Robert Swartz)1616094931.0
Perfect defense for ignorant people. I’m too stupid to know stuff but yes vote for me https://t.co/nOVJFcvfve— baramuro (@baramuro)1616159856.0
LOL OMG https://t.co/6eug849YN0— iligan ca (@iligan ca)1616123850.0
Greene is grossly unqualified to be representing anyone in Congress.
She can’t get it right bc she is not qualified for this position. Like Trump she is out of her league. She has to… https://t.co/WCKVbzdRN6— Lady Liberty🗽 (@Lady Liberty🗽)1616118618.0
oh she was talking about the GOY lasers, now it makes sense https://t.co/r91TPDUCgB— Hannah Groch-Begley (@Hannah Groch-Begley)1616117354.0
Which is worse: -That she does know and is lying :::OR::: -That she uses so many dog-whistle racist tropes that… https://t.co/f5ULjwWEVf— Knox Liberal (@Knox Liberal)1616115312.0
Marjorie Taylor Greene has never encountered a conspiracy theory she wouldn't shamelessly promote.
I can't handle this reality anymore. https://t.co/HD5NHXi9fC— Zach Bacon (@Zach Bacon)1616112174.0
Wow, what a SCOOP!! MT Greene didn't actually do any research prior to spouting off ignorant lies!!! Who could have… https://t.co/EsNEpQOZ04— PJ Giorgi (@PJ Giorgi)1616111316.0
Her evil is surpassed only by her stupidity https://t.co/M6ITm9zjUf— Judith Rinker Öhman (@Judith Rinker Öhman)1616140465.0
Many online didn't believe Greene was unaware of the Rothschilds' Jewishness.
Nope, don’t buy it. https://t.co/qvdKtvKwyt— Dr. Bloc Liars & Abusers (@Dr. Bloc Liars & Abusers)1616133571.0
@RepMTG @mtgreenee is an idiot and a liar. Get. Her. Out. Of. Congress. https://t.co/oEdfTDby35— Barb Webb (@Barb Webb)1616119310.0
Efforts to have Marjorie Taylor Greene removed from Congress continue, though their success seems unlikely as she retains the support of most Republicans in the House.