Republican House candidate and QAnon follower Marjorie Taylor Greene recently posted a photo on Facebook of herself holding a rifle next to images of Democratic Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.).
The photo had the following caption:
“Squad’s worst nightmare. Hate America leftists want to take this country down. Our country is on the line. America needs fighters who speak the truth. We need strong conservative Christians to go on the offense against these socialists who want to rip our country apart. Americans must take our country back. SAVE AMERICA. STOP SOCIALISM. DEFEAT THE DEMOCRATS!”
Rep. Omar tweeted about the image, calling the post “incitement.”
“Posting a photo with an assault rifle next to the faces of three women of color is not advertising. It’s incitement,” Omar tweeted. “There are already death threats in response to this post.”
Posting a photo with an assault rifle next to the faces of three women of color is not advertising. It’s incitement.
There are already death threats in response to this post.
Facebook should remove this violent provocation. https://t.co/VYKzRv6VcB
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 4, 2020
The Facebook post was removed by the social media company for violating the company’s policies.
After Facebook removed the post, Greene offered no apology. Instead, she said she will give away the gun in the photo that “triggered so many leftists.”