Last Updated on January 10, 2023
Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) failed to answer when asked if the 2020 election was stolen during an appearance on Howie Kurtz’s Fox News media critique show. The Georgia congresswoman responded to a question about Joe Biden’s supposed legitimacy as “president,” by delivering an indirect answer saying that Biden is indeed the president. Republican voters have been frustrated with Taylor Greene in recent weeks, as she opted not to challenge Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)for House Speaker. Republican voters have also long contested the 2020 election according to a number of polls, pointing post-Election Day “vote counting” in the 2020 elections in urban areas in battleground states.
Regarding past comments, Marjorie Taylor Greene said that she got “sucked in” to some things that she had seen on the Internet, thus denouncing the Truth movement online.
January 6th objector Marjorie Taylor Greene:
“Of course Joe Biden’s the president. That’s always a silly question.” pic.twitter.com/UTcERM3Pcd
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) January 8, 2023
Kurtz pointed out that both Greene and McCarthy voted not to certify the results of the 2020 election on January 6, 2021. “Do you think that’s an important thing for the base even today?” Kurtz asked of the legitimacy of the 2020 election and Joe Biden’s presidency.
“Oh it’s very important,” Greene replied. “What I was pointing out is the same people that conservatives were holding up in high esteem don’t necessarily have those voting records, while they’re at the same time criticizing Kevin McCarthy, who does,” Greene said in defense of her support of McCarthy. “Kevin McCarthy did object on January 6, and he’s been a top target of the January 6 committee.”
“So do you believe that Joe Biden is the legitimately-elected president?” Kurtz asked. “Of course Joe Biden is the president, that’s always a silly question.” Greene replied.