'QAnon Rep' Marjorie Taylor Greene claims gun control activists were behind Las Vegas massacre of 58 in unearthed vid
MARJORIE Taylor Greene has claimed gun control activists were behind the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting which killed 58 people.
In a recently unearthed video from 2017, Greene, who is known for supporting the conspiracy group QAnon, suggested the massacre was orchestrated by the Democrats in a bid to attack the Second Amendment.
In the disturbing video, the rookie congresswoman from Georgia said: "Hey, friends. I've got a question for you.
"How do you get avid gun owners and people that support the Second Amendment to give up their guns and go along with anti-gun legislation?
"Maybe you accomplish that by performing a mass shooting into a crowd that is very likely to be conservative, very likely to vote Republican, very likely to be Trump supporters, very likely to be pro-Second Amendment, very likely to own guns?
"You make them scared, you make them victims, and you change their mindset, and then possibly, you can pass anti-gun legislation.
"Is that what happened in Las Vegas? Is that why a country music festival was targeted?
"Are they trying to terrorize our mindset and change our minds on the Second Amendment?"
She added: "I don't believe Stephen Paddock was a lone wolf. I don't believe that he pulled this off all by himself, and I know most of you don't, either.
"I am really wondering if there a bigger motive there and does it have to do with the Second Amendment?"
Greene, a pro-Trump election fraud conspiracy theorist, was referring to the attack in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017 which killed dozens and injured more than 527 during a music festival.
Shocking footage showed terrified revellers fleeing the country music festival held on the famous strip during the worst mass shooting in US history.
Shooter Stephen Paddock unleashed a deadly hail of bullets from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Hotel while the Route 91 Harvest Festival was taking place.
Police found at least 42 firearms in the 64-year-old's hotel room and believed he had been staying there since September 28.
Photos showed two smashed windows in the hotel where the Paddock fired from with his arsenal of automatic weapons.
Paddock, from Mesquite, Nevada, was identified by cops as the shooter.
He was found dead by police as they stormed the hotel room.
In 2019, Greene accused the FBI of lying about the shooting, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
She has since distanced herself from the conspiracy theory and said she was "satisfied with the results of the investigation, and that they did not show a second shooter, accomplice, or even a motive".
The latest video has capped days of angry criticism of the new congresswoman, who is the first member of Congress to openly endorse the QAnon extremist ideology.
A newly unearthed social media post revealed Greene peddled a conspiracy theory that wildfires in California were caused by a Jewish-controlled space laser.
The post said 2018 wildfires were connected to the Rothschild family and former California Gov Jerry Brown.
Media Matters resurfaced the now-deleted Facebook post, where Georgia Rep Greene said there are "too many coincidences to ignore" regarding the cause of the deadly fires.
The QAnon supporter also sparked a new row over her political style by ousting an invited reporter from a town hall meeting and threatening her with arrest.
She was accused of "hypocrisy" and "unacceptable" behavior after the journalist was threatened with arrest for trying to ask a question during the town hall event in Dalton.
WRCB reporter Meredith Aldis wanted to ask Greene about the backlash she has faced this week over old social media posts before she was elected to Congress supporting violence against prominent Democrats.
"I’m talking to my constituents," Greene retorted, refusing to listen to the reporter’s question or offer any response, claimed WRCB.
Staffers from Greene’s office told the reporter she had "caused a disturbance" and ejected the news team from the meeting.
A Whitfield County sheriff’s deputy threatened to arrest Aldis and her crew for trespassing at the public town hall, which reporters had been invited to attend, the station reported.
Old social media posts also resurfaced this week perpetuating false claims that several deadly school shootings, including the 2018 Parkland school massacre that killed 17 people had been staged.
She also claimed President Joe Biden is "unfit to hold office" and should be impeached over the Hunter scandal.
Greene said Biden has demonstrated a "pattern of abuse of power" and the president is a "threat to national security".
Meanwhile, analysis of Greene’s Facebook posts from 2018 and 2019 by CNN unearthed repeated support for the execution of prominent Democrat politicians, including Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
The revelations led prominent Democrats and several Republicans to demand her resignation, while House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he planned to talk with Greene about what his spokesman called the "deeply disturbing" comments, reported the Washington Post.
Greene has dismissed criticism from her colleagues and has called reporting about her past posts "fake news".
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