ORLANDO, Fla. — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) spoke at a white nationalist convention in Florida on Friday night.
Greene, a QAnon conspiracist and rabidly anti-trans Republican, was the shock speaker on the third annual America First Political Motion Convention in Orlando, organized by white nationalist figurehead Nick Fuentes.
Fuentes, an antisemite and racist who attended the lethal 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and who was just lately subpoenaed for his involvement within the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol, excitedly launched Greene because the featured speaker from behind a lectern contained in the Marriott Orlando World Middle, in line with a livestream of the occasion. (HuffPost was denied entrance to AFPAC.)
In her speech, Greene referred to the assembled AFPAC crowd — amongst them distinguished right-wing extremists who’ve been photographed giving the Nazi salute and reciting the notorious “14 words,” a white supremacist slogan — as “canceled Individuals.”
“You’ve been handed the accountability to combat for our Structure and stand for our freedoms, and cease the Democrats who’re the communist occasion of the US of America,” Greene stated.
She additionally took time to assault transgender folks, claiming Democrats have destroyed “gender” and “pronouns.”
Her speech was instantly adopted by a collection of virulently racist and homophobic diatribes from distinguished extremists.
“They wish to exchange you,” stated Vincent James Foxx, a former propagandist for the white supremacist street-fighting membership Rise Above Motion. “Western white tradition is almost all tradition, to which even non-whites assimilate into at present — they usually’re higher off for it.”
Then far-right podcaster Stew Peters known as for the execution of Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Ailments, whom he falsely blamed for inflicting the coronavirus pandemic.
“Tony Fauci actually unleashed a bio weapon on the world. Why is that this man working round free as an alternative of hanging on the top of a noose someplace?”
Greene’s presence at AFPAC underscores the skinny line separating the Republican Party from the white nationalist extremist motion in America. Greene, in any case, was not the one public official who spoke at AFPAC on Friday evening.
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), who spoke eventually 12 months’s AFPAC, made an look through a pre-recorded video, as did Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers and Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, each Republicans.
Greene can be scheduled to talk Saturday morning from the primary stage of the Conservative Political Motion Convention (CPAC), the pre-eminent annual gathering of the conservative motion in America, just a few hours earlier than former President Donald Trump is about to talk from the identical stage.
HuffPost additionally noticed Greene at CPAC on Friday — only some miles from the positioning of AFPAC — the place she was handled like a celeb, posing for photographs and conducting interviews with right-wing media shops.