In the course of court docket testimony, Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted with social media posts advocating violence from Democrats

At the listening to, Greene initially denied she had referred to as Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi “a traitor to our place,” as CNN’s KFile claimed.

“No, I haven’t stated that,” the congresswoman explained.

Greene ultimately admitted to obtaining claimed that about Pelosi as the attorney questioning the congresswoman place up the show with her remarks.

“Oh, no. Hold out. Hold on now –” Green speedily interjected. “Oh no, hold out, maintain on now. I feel that by not securing the border that violates her oath of office environment.”

Just before she ran for Congress in 2020, Greene made a White House petition in January 2019 to impeach the Residence speaker for “crimes of treason,” citing Pelosi’s support of so-known as sanctuary guidelines that “are serving illegals and not United States citizens,” and because Pelosi did not aid then-President Donald Trump’s border wall.

In a person speech advertising and marketing the petition, Greene recommended Pelosi could be executed for treason.

“She’s a traitor to our country. She’s guilty of treason,” Greene says in the 2019 video, which she posted on Fb at the time, just before the video clip was taken off. “She took an oath to safeguard American citizens and uphold our rules. And she presents assist and consolation to our enemies who illegally invade our land. That’s what treason is. And by our law associates and senators can be kicked out and no longer provide in our government. And it really is, uh, it truly is a crime punishable by dying is what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is responsible of treason.”

Questioned once more about her opinions at Friday’s listening to, Greene explained she could not bear in mind generating them when questioned if she had reported it.

“According to this CNN report I did,” Greene reported. “I really don’t recall. I don’t recall saying all of this.”

Greene also denied owning any expertise of liking a submit on her own Facebook, advocating that Pelosi be shot in the head and executed. In a person post, from January 2019, Greene’s account liked a remark that stated “a bullet to the head would be a lot quicker” to take away Pelosi.

“I have no thought who liked that,” Greene claimed, declaring she had “a lot of individuals” controlling her social media, echoing a assertion she experienced posted past 12 months on Twitter in which she did not deny that she favored posts and replied to responses but claimed that a lot of men and women have operate her Facebook webpage.

Early all through her testimony, Greene claimed that “I by no means imply anything for violence. All of my words and phrases by no means, at any time, signify everything for violence.”

Greene also said she could not remember if she or any one on her personnel experienced spoken with her good friend and associate Anthony Aguero, who took component in the mob entering the Capitol.

“I do not recall,” Greene mentioned.

CNN earlier claimed that Aguero had chanted “heave-ho” as rioters tried to split in and he later entered the Capitol Rotunda. Following leaving, he chanted “our property” on the Capitol techniques. In a livestream just one day just after the riot, he attacked individuals who condemned the ransacking of the Capitol. The FBI earlier declined to remark on irrespective of whether it was investigating Aguero in an electronic mail to CNN.