Every year since 9/11, Americans spend this day honoring the victims, heroes, and survivors of the terrorist attack that claimed 3,000 American lives. For many politicians, 9/11 affords an opportunity for some performative patriotism.
If it had been anyone else, the tweets would've solicited a couple of similar platitudes and little else. But Greene is a 9/11 truther who has publicly claimed, falsely, that there is "no evidence" a plane hit the Pentagon on that day. There's a small but ardent group of conspiracy theorists who believe that a missile or other explosive device, rather than a plane, hit the Pentagon.
(Greene has also espoused the QAnon theory, though lately she's attempted to distance herself from the conspiracy theory that the world is run by a satanist child sex trafficking ring.)
People wasted no time pointing the disconnect between Greene's 9/11 tweets and her prior statements about the attack.
"Aren’t you a 9/11 conspiracy theorist?" said one.
"Ironic that a 9/11 truther who has said she doesn't believe a plane actually hit the Pentagon is going full tilt patriotic now that she is running for a public office," another remarked.
Many quoted Greene's infamous statement about 9/11.
"We had witnessed 9/11... the so-called plane that crashed into the Pentagon. It’s odd there’s never any evidence shown for a plane in the Pentagon," she said in 2018.
Some came with receipts in the form of the video of Greene making this statement.
The trolling continued from there.
"Hummmm, does q know this?" wondered @KimTrilli.
"Did the pizza people fake Nine eleven too? Or was it goblins? Extra dimensional quantum beings? Quantum pizza?" added @kennethkorri.
Greene did not respond to the criticisms. In her defense, her tweet did not include a picture of the Pentagon.