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9/11 truther running for Congress dragged for 9/11 remembrance tweets

The irony isn't lost on anyone.

 

Claire Goforth

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Published Sep 11, 2020   Updated Sep 11, 2020, 11:27 am CDT

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.

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Accordingly, Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican candidate for Congress in a deep-red Georgia district, posted some 9/11 remembrance tweets this morning.

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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.

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(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.

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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.

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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.

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Greene did not respond to the criticisms. In her defense, her tweet did not include a picture of the Pentagon.

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*First Published: Sep 11, 2020, 11:20 am CDT