- Sen. Tommy Tuberville said on Tuesday that he can’t comment on allegations about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
- “I haven’t even looked at what all she’s done,” he said. “Travel in this weather it’s been a little rough looking at any news or whatever.”
- Greene drew backlash for her support of conspiracy theories and may be stripped of committee assignments.
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Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama said Tuesday that he can’t comment on allegations against Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene because bad weather has prevented him from reading the news.
“I haven’t even looked at what all she’s done,” he told the CNN producer Ted Barrett. “I’d have to hold back a statement on that. Travel in this weather it’s been a little rough looking at any news or whatever.”
Tuberville, who ousted former Democratic Sen. Doug Jones last year, seemed to be referring to the snow that Washington, DC, has gotten over the last few days.
The newly-sworn-in senator, who was previously a college football coach, denied attending a meeting at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, with members of then-President Donald Trump’s inner circle to discuss how to overturn the 2020 election results on January 5, the day before the Capitol insurrection. But photos posted on social media appear to show him at the hotel that day.
Greene, a far-right freshman member from Georgia, has drawn sharp backlash in recent weeks for embracing wild conspiracy theories and aggressively promoting former President Donald Trump’s lies about the election. But Greene made headlines for months before she was sworn in, as reporters dug into her support for the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory and the slew of racist, Islamophobic, and anti-Semitic statements she made.
On Monday, Politico reported that House Democrats are preparing to strip Greene of her committee assignments if Republicans don’t take action.
The report came after a video surfaced showing Greene harassing a Parkland school shooting survivor and claiming the tragedy was a false-flag operation. CNN also uncovered Facebook posts in which Greene expressed support for assassinating top Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former President Barack Obama, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The left-leaning outlet Media Matters for America later found additional social media posts where Greene amplified an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory claiming that a space laser linked to Rothschild Inc. was responsible for the deadly California wildfires in 2018.
Some Republican lawmakers have since tried to distance themselves and the party from Greene. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell skewered the congresswoman’s “loony lies,” and Utah Sen. Mitt Romney called her a “wacky weed” and a “kook.”
Greene shrugged off the criticism, tweeting, “Too bad a few Republican Senators are obsessing over me, instead of preparing to defend President Trump from the rabid radical left. Focus on ending the witch hunt. Do your job!”
Tuberville’s aides didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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