Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has built her political career on making incendiary comments on television and in social media with no apparent filter.
So it was probably only a matter of time before she openly admitted to potentially committing a crime on national TV by accident. Given some of the things she's said over the past couple years it probably shouldn't be surprising she did just that on Fox News last week.
Because former Republican President Donald Trump has been indicted on 37 felony counts stemming from his horde of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago and the lies he told to keep them, MAGA Republicans have spent all their time since talking about the allegedly nefarious deeds of Democratic President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
Greene claimed to have seen highly sensitive documents about the Bidens' which she said the FBI is "stonewalling" the American people about.
She held up her notes on the matter to the camera as seen below.
Which, if her story is true about the sensitivity of the information, might have been a major crime.
Greene was careful to say the document she reviewed was "unclassified."
But she claimed she was only allowed to view it in a SCIF—a sensitive compartmented information facility—where all the most sensitive documents are kept.
People allowed inside a SCIF are not allowed to bring electronic devices and are not permitted to take any notes about what they are reading to prevent leaks of sensitive information. Greene apparently chose not to abide by those rules, and was allegedly permitted by the federal staffers at the SCIF to do so.
Because as she told Fox's Laura Ingraham:
“This is a document that all of America should be able to see, but the FBI is stonewalling us and they would only let us see it in a SCIF."
"Well what I did after reading the document is I made notes when I walked out and I went up to the table."
She then held up her notes to the camera.
"I wrote down everything that I had just read so that I could come out and tell the American people what I read."
On Twitter, people were pretty shocked to see what essentially amounted to a confession of a crime.
Republicans were seemingly allowed to commit crimes in plain sight without consequence since Trump took office, so Greene's actions aren't exactly surprising.
But given their homeboy is now actually being charged, people like Greene might want to tone the crime-bragging down a bit.