Leaked texts reveal Marjorie Taylor Greene’s private push to overturn 2020 election

Leaked texts reveal Marjorie Taylor Greene’s private push to overturn 2020 election

Rolling Stone reports:

Marjorie Taylor Greene was privately pressuring former Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler to get on board with the effort to overturn the 2020 election, text messages obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveal.

The leaked trove of texts show that before losing to current Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock in a Jan. 5, 2021 runoff, Loeffler was repeatedly pressured by Republicans to join Trump’s efforts to manipulate the certification of Electoral College votes that would finalize President Joe Biden’s election.

One of those Republicans was Greene. “Hey! I need to talk with you about a plan we are developing on how to vote on the electoral college votes on Jan 6th,” she texted Loeffler on Dec. 2. “I need a Senator! And I think this is a major help for you to win on the 5th!!”

A few weeks later, Greene invited Loeffler to a Jan. 6 “planning” meeting with President Trump, members of Congress, and the president’s legal team at the White House. Loeffler declined the invitation but indicated that “everything is on table with regard to Jan. 6.”

Rolling Stone reported last fall that Greene was one of several right-wing House representatives who were involved, or whose staff was involved, in organizing the rally that preceded the riot at the Capitol. Loeffler’s leaked texts appear to contradict testimony Greene gave earlier this year in a case seeking to disqualify her from office for “engaging in insurrection or rebellion.” When asked if it was fair to say that her opinion was that Congress should not certify Biden’s win, she replied “that’s not accurate.” [Continue reading…]

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