A excellent litmus test to see if your election fraud conspiracy theory has crossed the line into lunacy: Is Marjorie Taylor Greene convinced?
During her brief time in office, the Republican legislator has embraced some genuinely bizarre conspiracies. She’s a devout QAnon follower who once blamed wildfires in California on “Jewish space lasers,” and who believes June is truly 31 days long. So, yes, Greene can technically join any right-wing lunatic’s train, which makes her recent statements on the My Pillow guy’s election fraud theory quite sensible.
Mike Lindell has been making unfounded assertions on conservative talk shows that Donald Trump, who lost the 2020 presidential election, will retake office on August 13th of this year. He has a conspiracy board and everything, but we won’t waste our time trying to figure out why the date was chosen or how Trump believes he can lead a country when he and most of his team are likely to be arrested shortly. Instead, we’d prefer to focus on Greene, who went on Steve Bannon’s show (via Raw Story) to debunk Lindell’s rumors.
“I want people to be careful in what they believe,” Greene said. “It’s going to be very difficult to overturn the 2020 election and so I would hate for anyone to get their hopes up thinking that President Trump is going to back in the White House in August. Because that’s not true.”
Despite personally belongs to a belief group that believes a sex conspiracy is operating out of DC-area pizza businesses, Greene appears to be concerned that Trump supporters are setting themselves up for disappointment. But, before you start thinking, “Hey, maybe Marjorie hasn’t completely lost the plot,” consider the remainder of her remarks on Trump’s presidential ambitions:
“It’s just that I don’t want people to get excited and think that something is going to happen and then they get disappointed. We need to stick with the truth. We have to stick with the process. And we have to reveal the election fraud.”
Aaaand we’re back. Look, to be fair, if Marjorie Taylor Greene actually acted rational, Twitter would be a lot less fun.