It was all of last week when Marjorie Taylor Greene testified under oath that she has no memory of whether she told former-president Donald Trump to invoke martial law to remain in power. But on Monday, CNN reported that it combed through 2,319 texts then-chief of staff Mark Meadows and “Trump’s inner circle, supporters, and Republican lawmakers,” including one where Taylor Greene discusses the possibility of “Marshall law.” (She was not referring to Raylan Givens… because that’s spelled “marshal.”)
“In our private chat with only Members, several are saying the only way to save our Republic is for Trump to call for Marshall law,” Taylor Greene texted on January 17, 2021. “I don’t know on those things. I just wanted you to tell him. They stole this election. We all know. They will destroy our country next. Please tell him to declassify as much as possible so we can go after Biden and anyone else!”
This isn’t Taylor Greene’s only message to Meadows. “Mark I was just told there is an active shooter on the first floor of the Capitol Please tell the President to calm people This isn’t the way to solve anything,” she wrote on January 6, 2021 during the failed coup on the Capitol building. Later that day, she added, “Mark we don’t think these attackers are our people. We think they are Antifa. Dressed like Trump supporters.” On January 7, she continued to spread the debunked Antifa conspiracy theory (“Antifa was mixed in the crowed”). But it’s the “Marshall law” text that could get Taylor Greene in trouble — if anyone was ever held accountable for anything, that is, which they’re not.
Whoa. New texts obtained by CNN show that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene told Meadows that he should talk to Trump about the possibility of invoking martial law. She testified Friday under oath that she couldn't remember if she ever advocated for martial law. https://t.co/Vrx0ToaH9W pic.twitter.com/mqaapoUiJs
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) April 25, 2022
It's worth noting the date here is January 17, 2021. They kept trying after January 6. https://t.co/QzpzrIPGex
— Matt Ford (@fordm) April 25, 2022
Martial Law…not "Marshall" as genius @repmtg spells it. The @GOP pushed Donald Trump to impose Martial Law and impose DIRECT MILITARY CONTROL of normal civil functions and suspend civil law because Creamsicle Caligula's feelings were hurt. This is TREASON! #LockThemALLUp pic.twitter.com/Qaa9OhIq8n
— Sgt Joker (@TheSGTJoker) April 25, 2022
It took 3 days for Marjorie Taylor Greene to be proven she lied under oath & in fact did speak about "Marshall Law," which is not a thing. Martial Law on the other hand is very much a thing & would have made Trump the defacto Dictator.
— The Jewish Ginger Resister (@JewishResister) April 25, 2022
Marjorie Taylor Greene caught in another lie!
In a text to Meadows she floated the idea of Trump declaring “Marshall law”
She testified under oath that she didn’t recall
Someone would sure AF remember urging the Chief of Staff to declare a nat’l emergency to steal the election
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) April 25, 2022
The fact that these unhinged and absolutely stupid people are in power is astounding. How are you calling for "Marshall Law" when you don't even know how to spell it correctly? https://t.co/xOxdAdjapE
— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) April 25, 2022
Pro tip for Marjorie Taylor Greene: if you're going to tell the President to implement martial law," be sure you don't spell it "Marshall law."
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) April 25, 2022