Marjorie Taylor Greene is an American politician and conspiracy theorist who has a net worth of $1.5 million. She is the daughter of a wealthy family. After being elected to the United States House of Representatives, Marjorie Taylor Greene will serve as the representative for Georgia's 14th congressional district beginning in 2021.
For her white nationalist, anti-Semitic, and violent speech, as well as for promoting countless theories about anything from mass shootings to election fraud, among other things, she is infamous. As a result of Greene's inappropriate behavior, the House of Representatives decided to remove her from all committee assignments.
Early Life and Education
Mary Taylor Greene was born on May 27, 1974, in Milledgeville, Georgia, to Marjorie Taylor Greene and her husband, Michael. South Forsyth High School in Cumming was where she attended high school. In 1996, Greene graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Georgia, where she had previously studied.
Greene began her business career after her father transferred ownership of his company Taylor Commercial, a general contractor he had formed, to her. From 2007 through 2011, she was identified as the company's chief financial officer (CFO).
In the aftermath of this experience, Greene pursued CrossFit training and eventually became a part-time instructor at one of the company's facilities in Alpharetta, Georgia. Greene co-founded a CrossFit facility with athlete Travis Mayer in 2013, and she sold her interest in the business in 2017.
Greene left her commercial profession to pursue a career in political conspiracies after being fired from her previous position. In 2017, she contributed to the conspiracy news website American Truth Seekers, where she authored several stories.
Her writing career began in early 2018 when she contributed to the fictitious news website Law Enforcement Today. She also worked as an official with the conservative Family America Project, which encouraged violence against Democrats, among other things, during this time.
US House of Representatives
Greene launched her campaign for Georgia's 6th congressional district in 2019. Still, she ultimately decided to run for the 14th district after it was announced that incumbent Tom Graves would not be standing for reelection in that area.
When Greene was running for Congress, she spoke at pro-gun rallies, endorsed far-right extremist groups, and posed with assault guns in messages that threatened violence against House Democrats such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Greene was declared the winner of the general election when her opponent Kevin Van Ausdal withdrew from the campaign.
Greene began spreading the Big Lie that Donald Trump had won the 2020 presidential election on her very first day in office as a member of Congress. She has maintained her denial of the election's results and has made strenuous efforts to get them overturned.
Greene, for example, raised concerns about electoral votes during the Electoral College vote count and advocated for the decertification of Georgia's election results in the aftermath.
She began drafting articles of impeachment the day following Biden's inauguration, claiming he had abused his position of authority. The white supremacist rally at which Greene spoke hailed the attack on the Capitol on January 6 and Putin's invasion of Ukraine, among other inflammatory deeds.
Accordingly, the House of Representatives introduced a motion to remove Greene from all committee positions due to this and other harmful actions, including her repeated threats against her colleagues.
In addition to being a white supremacist, Greene is a far-right extremist who publicly associates with white nationalist organizations. Abortion, foreign aid, LGBTQ and immigration rights, and racial equality are all issues that she opposes.
Aside from that, Greene rejects the scientific truths of climate change and evolution. He aggressively denied the COVID-19 safety measures during the pandemic while distributing misleading information about the virus and vaccinations.
Greene, in particular, is a vigorous defender of the Second Amendment and has links to several radical militia organizations, which is noteworthy. She has advocated for the assassination of Democrats and FBI agents and the death of Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama.
Greene is particularly well-known for her promotion of conspiracy theories, which she has done repeatedly.
She has spread the myths that Bill Clinton is a murderer, that Democrats are running a child sex trafficking ring, that various mass shootings in the United States and abroad were either coordinated by the government or false flags intended to undermine gun rights, that the Pentagon attack on September 11, 2001, was staged, and that California wildfires are caused by space lasers operated by the Rothschild family, among other things.
Aside from that, Greene is an advocate for the far-right conspiracy theorist group QAnon and Russian propaganda in support of Vladimir Putin.
Responses to Behavior
As a result of her actions both inside and outside of Congress, Greene has received harsh admonishment and sanctions. Both Democrats and Republicans have attacked her for her racist statements and conspiracy theories, and she has received widespread condemnation.
230 to 199, the House of Representatives voted in February 2021 to remove Greene from all committee assignments, ending her tenure in the House. Outside of Congress, Greene has been denounced for her anti-Semitism by several Jewish organizations.
Greene's postings on Twitter, which promoted disinformation and political violence, frequently drew criticism from her followers. During the first week of January 2021, her account was locked for 12 hours and again in March.
According to the company, Greene's Twitter account was placed in read-only mode in July, and her performance was stopped for a week in August. Finally, in January 2022, her personal Twitter account was permanently disabled due to her ongoing dissemination of false information about the COVID vaccination.
Greene married Perry Greene in 1995 while still a student at the University of Michigan; the couple has three children together. Green was re-baptized into the evangelical North Point Community Church in 2011, where he still attends.