During Friday’s court hearing on a legal challenge seeking to disqualify Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from running for reelection, the Georgia lawmaker was asked about comments she made while urging her fans show up to protest the certification of the 2020 election’s results on Jan. 6, 2021.
Attorney Andy Celli highlighted one comment where she said, “We aren’t a people that are going to go quietly into the night.”
“Now, that phrase … that’s not something that you came up with on your own, is it?” Celli asked Greene.
As with many other questions, Greene replied that she had no idea what Celli was referring to.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Greene said.
“You borrowed that line from the movie ‘Independence Day,’ right?” Celli asked.
At that point, Greene began to laugh, as well as others in the courtroom. “No,” Greene replied as she continued to laugh.
The attorney then played the specific clip from “Independence Day,” but Greene insisted there was no connection.
“I don’t recall getting any inspiration from this Hollywood movie like you’re suggesting,” Greene said.
“So you were not communicating in referencing that film that Jan. 6 was going to be a new kind of Independence Day?” the attorney asked.
“All I was talking about was objecting and standing up for people’s votes in our election,” Greene replied.
Watch the video of the exchange below: