What Was Marjorie Taylor Green Shouting On The House Floor?
Apparently the whole Jewish space laser thing really gets under Marjorie Taylor Greene's skin.
We learned that Thursday after she decided to start shouting at Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on the House floor during the vote to hold former President Trump adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress.
An Axios reporter sitting in the press gallery was able to overhear some of it, but Raskin gave a fuller download to reporters not long afterwards.
Raskin: "Well, I was just talking to Ms. Cheney, and then she [Greene] started screaming at us saying, 'When are you going to start investigating murders over the summer and BLM,' and I said, 'Oh, like when Kyle Rittenhouse went and killed two people at the BLM protest.' And she said, 'Why don't you represent the American people?' And I said, 'We represent the American people, in fact, the vast majority of American people.' And then she started screaming, I don't know. She starts screaming at Liz. And Liz just said..., well, ask Liz. I can't remember exactly what she said. But they got into a back and forth about Jewish space lasers."
Reporters pressed Raskin on whether Democrats had said anything to set Greene off, such as upbraiding her for her lack of a mask, but he said she just started in.
After the exchange with Raskin, Greene and Cheney went at it a bit, which is when the infamous space lasers made their appearance.
Raskin wasn't exactly sure how they came up, but a reasonable inference is Cheney used them is some sort of mocking gibe, since Greene apparently grew quite defensive.
"You have to ask them what it was about, but she was saying, 'I never said that. That was made up by the media, that was made up,'" Raskin said.
This is a complaint Greene has made before. As ABC News' Ben Siegel pointed out on Twitter, Greene insists the space laser thing isn't true, though in 2018 she posted on Facebook that the massive California Camp wildfire might have been sparked by a space beam funded by the Rothschilds.
Greene didn't speak during the debate, but she did spend much of it on the House floor, sitting behind the Republican speakers where she could be seen on camera not wearing a mask, in violation of House Covid-19 rules.
Greene has shouted at colleagues before about masks, but Raskin told reporters that wasn't part of Thursday's kerfuffle.
"We didn't even get in that. Thanks for reminding me. I'll have to talk to her about that afterwards," he said.