WASHINGTON — GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene delivered an apologetic speech on the House floor on Thursday, describing herself as a “very regular American” who fell into the QAnon conspiracy theory.
The firebrand Georgia lawmaker repented ahead of a vote on whether to strip Greene of her committee assignments after her incendiary activity online came to light last month — sparking a furor in Congress.
“I was allowed to believe things that weren’t true and I would ask questions about them and talk about them, and that is absolutely what I regret,” Greene said.
“I never once said during my entire campaign, QAnon. I never once said any of the things that I am being accused of today during my campaign. I never said any of these things since I have been elected for Congress,” she said.
“They do not represent my values.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell ripped Greene as a “cancer” on the party but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy decided to keep the Georgia Republican on her Education and Budget committee assignments.