'It's sick': Democratic lawmaker denounces Marjorie Taylor Greene for making the violent attack on Nancy Pelosi's husband about herself and promoting political violence in the past

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia.Drew Angerer/Getty Images
  • Rep. Jim McGovern denounced Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's remarks on the attack on Paul Pelosi.

  • McGovern said that Greene made the assault against the House Speaker's husband about herself.

  • He also called out Greene for promoting political violence against Democrats in the past.

Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern rebuked Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Friday for making the violent attack on Nancy Pelosi's husband about herself.

Early Friday an intruder broke into Pelosi's San Francisco home and attacked her husband, Paul Pelosi, with a hammer, leaving the 82-year-old hospitalized. The suspect was reportedly looking for the House Speaker, but she was not home at the time.

In response to the attack, Greene tweeted that "violence and crime are rampant in Joe Biden's America," adding that "it shouldn't happen to me." She noted that she was swatted multiple times and has received death threats on a daily basis.

McGovern denounced Greene and blamed her for calling for Pelosi's execution in the past.

"YOU called for Nancy Pelosi to be executed. YOU said she should be hung for treason," the Massachusetts lawmaker tweeted. "And now that someone listened, you're making Paul Pelosi's attack about YOU. This is what Republicans stand for, America. It's sick."

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Greene recently testified that she does not recall supporting political violence against members of the Democratic Party, including Pelosi. However, in a Facebook video in 2019, Greene called Pelosi a "traitor to our country."

"She took an oath to protect American citizens and uphold our laws. And she gives aid and comfort to our enemies who illegally invade our land. That's what treason is," Greene reportedly said at the time, per CNN. "And by our law, representatives and senators can be kicked out and no longer serve in our government. And it's a crime punishable by death is what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason."

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