Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene regrets 'words of the past,' without specific apology
WASHINGTON - Embattled Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, facing a House vote to strip her of committee assignments, said Thursday that she regrets some "words of the past," but she did not specifically apologize for racist and violent rhetoric.
Speaking from the House floor, the newly elected Georgia Republican asserted that she was "a very regular American" who posted conspiracy theories from QAnon and others sources before she began campaigning for Congress, but that those views did not represent her.
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She said Democrats who are criticizing her don't know her, and that she was a political newcomer when she embraced former President Donald Trump and started delving into theories on the internet. She said she was "allowed" to believe certain ideas and she blamed the media for her political problems.
"These are words of the past and they do not represent me," she said.
Democrats were expected to move forward later Thursday with a vote that was all-but-certain to strip Taylor of her committee assignments.
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