Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene—a dabbler in QAnon and white identity politics who has argued Muslims do not belong in government, endorsed violence against Democrats, and accused Nancy Pelosi of treason—has been one of the most controversial Republicans on the national stage since before she ever took public office. So when she took the Conservative Political Action Conference stage in Orlando Saturday as part of a panel titled “They Can’t Shut Us Up,” it wasn’t a surprise that she quickly steered into calls for summary incarceration for prominent Democrats.
“We’ve got to hold Democrats accountable, everybody, right?” she told the crowd. “Fire Fauci! We’ve got to investigate Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Lock her up! Lock ’em all up!”
What was a surprise was that this was not the most controversial thing Greene had done in the last 24 hours. On the evening prior to her CPAC talk, Greene made an unexpected appearance at another, far fringier conference also going on this weekend in Orlando: the America First Political Action Conference, the brainchild of white nationalist livestreamer Nick Fuentes and his acolytes who call themselves “Groypers.”
In her Friday remarks at AFPAC, Greene praised the Groyper crowd as “canceled Americans,” and told them, “You’ve been handed the responsibility to fight for our Constitution and stand for our freedoms, and stop the Democrats who are the communist party of the United States of America.”