QAnon-supporting U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) announced this week her cosponsorship of a bill to ban flying of what she calls “hate America flags,” including Pride flags and Black Lives Matter flags, at U.S. embassies.
The bill, House Resolution 85, informally called the Old Glory Only Act, would prohibit the display of anything but the American flag at embassies.
Greene, a Republican from Georgia, issued a press release Monday with a headline referring to “hate America flags” at embassies.
“President Biden’s State Department has already raised a flag over our embassies that doesn’t represent the vast majority of Americans,” she said in the release, apparently a reference to the LGBTQ+ Pride flag. She continued with a preposterous mischaracterization of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“In the past, rogue members of the State Department flew the flag of the radical Marxist group, Black Lives Matter,” she said. “The domestic terrorists represented by that flag have burned down our cities with the mission of defunding our police. We should NOT be flying a flag of a group who wants to erase our history and bring mass destruction to our country through Communism.”
Shortly after being confirmed by the United States Senate last month, President Joe Biden’s Secretary of State Tony Blinken rescinded a Trump administration order that barred embassies from flying the rainbow flag in solidarity with the LGBTQ community.
Greene has previously promoted the theories that the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., and Parkland, Fla., were staged; that the 2018 wildfires in California were ignited by “Jewish space lasers”; that President Obama’s administration had a Democratic National Committee staff member killed; and that Bill and Hillary Clinton were implicated in John F. Kennedy Jr.’s death.
Additionally, “she has expressed support of social media calls to execute high-profile Democrats, including the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and F.B.I. agents,” according to The New York Times. “When asked about such activities, Ms. Greene has dodged, asserting that her pages have been run by ‘teams’ of people over the years, some promoting views with which she does not agree. Many of the posts in question have since been scrubbed.”
Some House members have called for her expulsion, but that would require the vote of two-thirds of representatives.