Far-right Georgia representative and QAnon evangelist Marjorie Taylor Greene is facing harsh criticism online for saying she denounces white supremacist Nick Fuentes after calling for the notorious antisemite to be allowed to return to Twitter.
Amid the controversy following Fuente’s meeting with Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort, along with Kanye West, Republicans have been trying to distance themselves from the holocaust denier.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Greene posted: “of course I denounce Nick Fuentes and his racists [sic] anti-Semitic ideology.”
Greene was responding to a tweet from PBS White House Correspondent Laura Barrón-López, who shared a quote from incoming House Speaker Kevin McCarthy when he was asked about GOP lawmakers’ associations with nazi sympathizers.
Barron Lopez wrote that there was “no public evidence” Greene had denounced Fuentes, prompting Greene to claim that “of course I denounce Nick Fuentes.”
Naturally, social media users wasted no time pointing out that Greene also retweeted a post on her recently reinstated Twitter personal account urging Elon Musk to allow Fuentes to be allowed back on the platform.
“Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is now saying ‘of course’ she denounces ‘Nick Fuentes and his racists [sic] anti-semitic ideology.’ But what about this thread she retweeted last week calling for Fuentes and a number of neo-Nazis to get their Twitter accounts back?” replied Nick Martin, editor of The Informant website.
The PatriotTakes Twitter account, which exposes “right-wing extremism and other threats to democracy, responded by uploading a screengrab of the Georgia congresswoman sharing the list of far-right names with the caption: “Then why did you retweet this a week ago?”
Check other responses below.
Of course I denounce Nick Fuentes and his racists anti-semitic ideology. I can’t comprehend why the media is obsessed with him.
Do you actually report real news or just use CNN for your political activism?
Have you questioned Democrats if they denounce Israel hating Ilhan Omar? https://t.co/avPmrCXSOE
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) November 29, 2022
You literally have photo shoots with Nick Fuentes along with directly attacking the Jewish community in America. Who the fuck do you think you are fooling with this bullshit?
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) November 30, 2022
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) November 30, 2022
Marjorie Taylor Greene with Nick Fuentes at a white nationalist conference, …… of course, NOW she says she denounces him and his anti-semitic ideology. pic.twitter.com/s13mNrvLup
— Mike (@UmustBkiddingME) November 30, 2022
As Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep Paul Gosar speak at this white supremacist, anti-Semitic, pro-Putin event, silence by Republican Party leaders is deafening and enabling.
All Americans should renounce this garbage and reject the Putin wing of the GOP now. pic.twitter.com/6fgpV6ohZ8
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) February 26, 2022
Saying you hate jews, vs. speaking out against the actions of the Israeli government are two different things. Are you pretending not to realize this or are you just not intelligent enough?
— Dark Brandon (@DarkBrandon2020) November 29, 2022
Could of fooled me pic.twitter.com/NFr5zXtxxx
— Ann BlackBird ☮️ (@AnnBlackBird1) November 30, 2022
— Rhonda Harbison (@rhonda_harbison) November 29, 2022
— Snopp Doog (@chrispossible) November 29, 2022
You have a funny way of denouncing him by having him announce you at an engagement sponsored by himself.
— Irishrygirl (@irishrygirl) November 29, 2022
It’s likely you also had sex with him, since that’s what you have been doing for years behind your husbands back. pic.twitter.com/k2A3sXTFRm
— Patriotic Moose & Lamb (@geno_kusa) November 29, 2022
Too late Marjorie. You are FOREVER going to be tied to Nick Fuentes.
— Sulie (@ThatsJustBogus) November 29, 2022