At the hearing, Greene first denied calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “traitor to our country,” KFile told CNN.
“No, I didn’t say that,” the congresswoman said.
Greene finally admitted that he had said this about Pelos as an attorney who questioned the congresswoman, exhibiting his exhibit with his notes.
“Oh, no. Wait. Hold on now -” Green intervened quickly. “Oh no, wait, hold on now. I believe that by failing to secure the border, she will break her oath.”
Before running for Congress in 2020, Greene petitioned the White House in January 2019 to accuse the Speaker of the House of Representatives of “crimes of treason,” outlining Pelosi’s support for so-called “sanctuary rather than United States citizens” refugee policies. . and because Pelosi did not support the then wall of then-President Donald Trump.
In a speech supporting the petition, Greene suggested that Pelosi could be executed for treason.
“She’s a traitor to our country. She’s guilty of treason,” Greene said in a 2019 video she posted on Facebook at the time before the video was removed. “She has sworn to protect American citizens and abide by our laws. And she provides help and consolation to our enemies who invade our country illegally. This is betrayal. And our lawyers and senators may be fired and may not continue to serve.” our government. And it’s, uh, it’s a crime that is punishable by death, it’s treason. Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason. “
When asked another question about her comments at Friday’s hearing, Greene said she didn’t remember saying them when asked if she had said so.
“According to this CNN article, yes,” Greene said. “I don’t remember. I don’t remember saying all this.”
Greene also denied knowing about liking a post on her personal Facebook, and advocated that Pelosi be shot in the head and executed. In a post in January 2019, Greene’s account liked a comment that said “a bullet to the head would be faster” to eliminate Pelosi.
“I have no idea who liked it,” Greene said, claiming that her social media was run by “a lot of people,” which echoed a statement she posted on Twitter last year that she didn’t deny liking posts and responding to comments. but she claimed that her Facebook page was run by many people.
Soon during her testimony, Greene claimed that “I never mean anything to violence. All my words never, never mean anything to violence.”
Greene also said she could not remember if she or any of her employees had spoken to her friend and co-worker Anthony Aguer, who had attended the crowd entering the Capitol.
“I don’t remember,” Greene said.
CNN had previously reported that Aguero was chanting “heave” when rioters tried to break in, and he later entered the Capitol Rotunda. After leaving, he chanted the “Our House” Chapter on the steps. The day after the live riots, he attacked those who condemned the looting of the Chapter. The FBI previously declined to comment on CNN’s whether Aguera was investigating.