Marjorie Taylor Greene Was Fearful During the Capitol Riot on January 6

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(TheRedWire.com) – In a recent interview on a podcast hosted by Donald Trump Jr., Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene admitted that during the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, she had been “scared.” According to her recollection of the events, she had been with another Congress member during the attack who had a firearm on them.

Greene also used the appearance to discredit the claims that those who had been present during the Capitol attack were not supporters of former President Donald Trump but rather that they were “Antifa BLM rioters.”

On the day of the attack, hundreds of supporters of then-President Trump had marched. They stormed into the Capitol in an attempt to block the certification of the Electoral College.  Trump had, prior to the attack, continuously claimed that the election results were fraudulent. As a result of the violence that ensued, one Trump supporter, Ashli Babbitt, 35, ended up being fatally shot by the police, while over 100 Capitol Police officers ended up being injured.

Greene revealed that she had been scared and that, at the time, no one could have convinced her that those participating in the attack were supporters of the former President and not “Antifa/BLM [Black Lives Matter] rioters” who had previously caused more than $2 billion in damage across the country with their riots. However, as she revealed, she was able to take shelter with another member of Congress who had been armed.

After the January 6 attack, there were many conspiracy theories emerged regarding the supposed involvement of Antifa, a left-wing movement, despite the fact that many of the protesting members belonged to far-right groups and were carrying Trump flags.

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