QAnon Congresswoman Demanded Muslim Lawmakers Retake Oaths On Bible Instead Of Quran In Resurfaced Video
It seems every day brings a new video of Freshman Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia doing something incredibly inappropriate.
Whether it's a resurfaced video of Greene harassing Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg on the street or reports that she supported calls for Nany Pelosi's execution on social media, the endless stream of shameful controversies have generated escalating calls for her removal from Congress.
Now, another resurfaced video from 2019 shows Greene stalked the halls of Congress with an entourage of supporters, claiming to be looking for Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.
In the video, Greene falsely claimed that Tlaib and Omar, who took their oaths of office on a Quran because of their Muslim faith, were illegitimate members of Congress and that they intended to find the women and make them retake their oaths on a bible.
Since we're doing old videos of Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing people, here's her from before she was elected, in Feb 2019, turning up in Congress to try & get @IlhanMN & @RashidaTlaib to retake their oaths on a Bible & not a Quran:
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) January 27, 2021
In the video, Greene told an ignorant follower about how congressional rules supposedly require members to be sworn in on a Bible.
This is an utter falsehood. Article VI of the Constitution clearly states "No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."
Three presidents were even sworn in on documents other than the Bible (John Quincy Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson).
I'm gonna let @jaketapper handle this one. pic.twitter.com/4TbBdMH8sj
— Brandon Wolf (@bjoewolf) January 27, 2021
@RepMTG No member of Congress is required to swear their oath on a bible or any other religious text. They raise their right hand & there is nothing required to be in or under their left hand. Some do, but it is not a law, rule or requirement. pic.twitter.com/fmqOlQBiXZ
— KProctor (@KennethProctor2) January 27, 2021
Still don't understand why they take an oath on a religious text and not the constitution. They're supposed make laws backed by the constitution not religious texts, I mean not like that happens anyway
— Your Moms Pool Boy (@StevenGernhart) January 27, 2021
Many people on Twitter weren't sure whether to be more disturbed by Greene's blatant bigotry or her stunning lack of knowledge.
When you get past the islamaphobia, the racism, and the horrifying conspiracy theories, you are still left with the scary reality that she is a complete and total idiot.
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) January 27, 2021
How is this person allowed to serve in the United States Congress?
— pizzmoe™ #WearAMask (@pizzmoe) January 27, 2021
You can understand why @AOC didn't feel safe with some of her 'colleagues' during the riot
— Escape Artist (@ImageFeeder) January 27, 2021
Some people noted how little sense it would make for Muslims to be sworn in using a Bible.
It's perfectly reasonable to expect any person of faith to be sworn into office using the religious text pertinent to their particular faith . Otherwise what would the point be ? It's meant to bind them with their duty and their god . So they take the Oath of office seriously🤷🏻♂️🇬🇧
— Jason Coulson (@JasonCoulson6) January 27, 2021
Claiming @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib being sworn in on the Quran (which is NOT illegal), is infringing on @mtgreenee's religious rights, and that they must be "re-sworn in" on the Bible and that's somehow NOT infringing on THEIR religious freedom is so quintessentially Republican
— Nick (@nickarmour51) January 27, 2021
She goes in with a combative spirit. She doesn't have a positive inclusive vibe. She wants to fight. Maybe mma would be a better fit?
— Slickjilly (@Slickjilly) January 28, 2021
Greene has never been one to shy away from appearing racist on camera. She recently even participated in an interview with infamous bigot Katie Hopkins, a white supremacist who has been banned from Twitter.
During the interview, Greene told Hopkins she would trade her "for some of our white people here [in Congress] that have no appreciation for our country."
It's like it's all part of some crazy reality show to her. And apparently this really appeals to a large amount of people. I'm genuinely concerned for our democracy.
— Ana (@AnaFirefly22) January 27, 2021
You guys are giving this clown Rep. precisely the attention she craves and lives for. You're also elevating her to an importance far beyond what she could have ever dreamed of. I understand why people are doing it, but I don't think it's productive. #MAGAMorons
— Ken Meltzer (@ken_meltzer) January 27, 2021
😡She's such a fake Christian. Jesus never persecuted those of other faiths. She's just so awful.
— Tami Burages (@tburages) January 27, 2021
That anyone like Greene can be elevated to the halls of Congress does not bode well for our country.
The saddest part about her is that she absolutely enjoys hurting others. Being a heartless bully fills her with joy. Disgusting and sad.
— HermitRebel 2.O (@gwenm666) January 27, 2021
This also says something about the people who elected her to Congress. It's time to stop letting these people off the hook. Reporters should go to her district and ask them why they supported her and if they still do? Shame them all. If they are capable of any shame.
— Maggie 😷 Wear a Mask (@The_Vent_Line) January 27, 2021
A resolution has been filed in the House of Representatives calling for Greene's removal from office.
Though the resolution would require an unlikely two-thirds majority to pass, it would also force many to put their support or disavowal of Greene on the record.