Marjorie Taylor Greene makes macho claim about Republican response to January 6 riot

Washington DC - Far-right Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is boasting that House Republicans were "armed" and "ready to be good guys with guns" during the January 6 Capitol riots.

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene claims in her upcoming book that House Republicans were "armed" and "ready" during the January 6 Capitol riots.
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene claims in her upcoming book that House Republicans were "armed" and "ready" during the January 6 Capitol riots.  © Drew Angerer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

In an excerpt from her upcoming memoir MTG, shared with Newsweek, the Georgia congresswoman boasts that while House Democrats were "weak" that day, her fellow gun-toting conservatives were apparently prepared for action.

"From the moment we became aware of the riots, the difference between the parties became crystal clear," Greene writes. "While the Democrats reacted in weakness and cowardice, our nation's Republican members of Congress earned my respect by responding with courage. Many of the Democrats were simply going crazy!"

"As supporters of the Second Amendment of the Constitution," she continues, "some members carried concealed weapons and were ready to be good guys with guns, defending themselves and others if need be."

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"Some created weapons from items around them, like the stand from a hand sanitizer dispenser or broken-off pieces of furniture on the House floor," she adds. "They were ready to protect us and our House."

Greene goes on to advocate that House members should be able to arm themselves, stating, "We constantly deal with death threats, and it's right and appropriate for members of Congress to be able to carry a gun, even on the House floor."

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene flexes her muscles during a Bikers for Trump campaign event held in Plainville, Georgia on May 20, 2022.
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MTG has gone to extreme lengths to defend the countless number of Donald Trump supporters that have been arrested and convicted for their role in the riots.

Though she says Republicans were "armed" and "ready" that day, in another part of the excerpt, Greene claims, "We had no idea that Trump supporters got wrapped up in the Capitol breach, only that they were there peacefully protesting."

Famously, her fellow Republican Josh Hawley was caught on camera fleeing down the halls of Congress during the attack, despite having egged on Trump supporters earlier in the day with a raised fist.

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Her positions on January 6, her steadfast allegiance to Trump, and her penchant for sharing conspiracy theories are regularly criticized by her fellow politicians, including those within her own party.

Most recently, she was criticized for suggesting that if she had led the riots, everyone involved would have been "armed," and she guarantees she "would have won."

MTG is scheduled for release on Tuesday, November 21.

Cover photo: Drew Angerer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

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