Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene gave a speech Thursday walking back previous controversial comments and blamed cancel culture and the media for bringing her past statements to light.
Greene gave a speech on the House floor after a Wednesday night meeting with House Republicans where she apologized for promoting conspiracy theories and reportedly was met with applause by many in the room. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he would not remove Greene from her committee assignments, after calls from Democrats.
In the speech, she said: “I also want to tell you 9/11 absolutely happened,” something she has previously questioned.
She also said: “Will we allow the media, that is just as guilty as QAnon, of presenting truth and lies to divide us?”
Greene has continued to claim that Trump won the Nov. 3 presidential election and has been linked to a number of conspiracy theories, including QAnon related conspiracies. House Democrats will now likely force a vote on Thursday that would strip Greene from her committee assignments. (RELATED: McCarthy Will Not Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committees, Will Back Liz Cheney In Leadership Role)
“Past comments from and endorsed by Marjorie Taylor Greene on school shootings, political violence, and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories do not represent the values or beliefs of the House Republican Conference. I condemn those comments unequivocally. I condemned them in the past. I continue to condemn them today. This House condemned QAnon last Congress and continues to do so today,” McCarthy said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. (RELATED: ‘Cancer,’ ‘Looney Lies’ — McConnell Sounds Off On Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Past Comments, Says She Is ‘Not Living In Reality’)
Democrats now plan to vote on removing Greene from her committee assignments at some point Thursday.