Sean Hannity, who is one of the most conservative media personalities on television, slammed Majorie Taylor Greene during his show on Wednesday over her belief in QAnon conspiracy theories that he has no ‘earthly clue’ why anyone would believe.
During a segment on The Sean Hannity Show, the TV host explained Greene’s rise to power after winning Georgia’s 14th congressional district with 74 per cent of the vote before pointing out and dismissing some of her wild claims.
Hannity started with Greene’s belief that a plane did not hit the Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks.
‘Sorry, but we all know as a fact that a plane did hit the Pentagon, and it was a real,’ Hannity told his viewers.
The next conspiracy theory he tackled was one in which Greene claimed that California wildfires were started by a secret Jewish space laser.
One of the most influential and conservative media personalities on television, Sean Hannity, slammed Majorie Taylor Greene during his show on Wednesday over her belief in QAnon conspiracy theories that he has no ‘earthly clue’ why anyone would believe
One of the conspiracy claims Hannity tackled involved a video that surfaced of Green mocking a Parkland survivor and claiming he was a trained actor. ‘I think kids are off the table. The poor kid had been through hell; the families had lost loved ones, they are all watching this,’ he said
Hannity’s condemnation comes just a day after Greene (pictured in January) received a standing ovation from Republicans after refusing to apologize for her conspiracy theories
‘I have no earthly clue whatsoever what would cause someone to believe such a thing,’ Hannity said.
The host continued: ‘Also, recently disturbing, a video surfaced showing Taylor Greene chasing down and, kind of, berating a kid that survived the Parkland school shooting. And she accused him of being a trained actor.
‘I’m sorry. I don’t go there. I think kids are off the table. The poor kid had been through hell; the families had lost loved ones, they are all watching this,’ he added.
In conclusion, Hannity said: ‘From my perspective, it is not a single conservative I know that shares those conspiratorial beliefs, or supports the action confronting young people, claiming that a school shooting that happened didn’t happen.
‘I don’t know a single conservative or a single Republican; frankly, that even knows what QAnon even is, let alone buys into whatever those beliefs are’.
Hannity’s condemnation comes just a day after Greene received a standing ovation from Republicans after refusing to apologize for her conspiracy theories.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, House Republicans will be forced to go on record over Greene’s conduct. Democrats could vote as early as Thursday on removing Greene (pictured) from both her committee positions in a blow to McCarthy’s attempt to keep the issue off the House floor
TAYLOR GREENE’S BIZARRE CLAIMS
- The California Camp Fire which killed at least 85 was caused by a space laser linked to the Rothschilds and the state’s high-speed rail. PG&E admitted it was caused by a faulty power line and went into bankruptcy to fund a $13.5bn settlement and pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
- Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin cut off a child’s face while she was alive, Clinton wore it as a mask so the terrified child would produce ‘adrenachrome’ and then organized the killing of a cop who knew about it.
- The Las Vegas massacre was organized by Democrats to help them ban guns and shooter Stephen Paddock was not a lone wolf.
- There’s no evidence of a plane hitting the Pentagon on 9/11.
- The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre which cost the lives of 17 students was a ‘false flag planned shooting.’
- ‘I am told that Nancy Pelosi tells Hillary Clinton several times a month that ‘we need another school shooting’ in order to persuade the public to want strict gun control.’
- Seth Rich leaked Hillary Clinton’s emails and was murdered in revenge by her aide John Podesta because the emails revealed that a D.C. pizza restaurant had a child-smuggling operation in its basement. It does not even have a basement.
- The world is run by a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles and the Q in QAnon exists and is the ‘best chance to take them out.’
- Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett are Muslims.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg was replaced by a body double.
- She wasn’t the person who posted a call to assassinate Nancy Pelosi to her own Facebook page.
About half the Republican caucus got to their feet, as she spoke briefly at a private meeting of the House conference, to applaud her.
It capped a wild day in which she saw off GOP leader Kevin McCarthy’s demand she say sorry for a string of bizarre claims – then said he was ‘all talk and no action’ and called Mitch McConnell ‘Mr Big Turtle’.
McCarthy said he would take no action against Greene after the two spent hours in talks on Tuesday night.
Instead he tried to see off a civil war in his own caucus over Greene by declaring war on Democrats on their attempts to remove her from committee assignments.
McCarthy acknowledged that Greene had peddled false claims on ‘school shootings, political violence, and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories’ but said that she had acknowledged that her words as a member of Congress had ‘greater meaning’ and that he would ‘hold her to her word’.
Democrats had demanded that Republicans remove Greene from her assignments to two powerful committees – the Education and Labor Committee, and the Budget Committee – for her bizarre conspiracy claims and calls for violence against their leaders.
McCarthy offered a compromise to move her off both committees and put her on the Small Business Committee, on the basis that she owns a gym – an offer which Democratic number two Steny Hoyer turned down on Wednesday at lunchtime.
McCarthy responded by refusing to do anything and instead attacked Democrats for allowing Ilhan Omar to hold committee roles, accusing her of ‘anti-Semitic tropes’ and having Eric Swalwell on the Intelligence Committee despite the FBI warning him to stop associating with a Chinese spy.
‘I understand that Marjorie’s comments have caused deep wounds to many and as a result, I offered Majority Leader Hoyer a path to lower the temperature and address these concerns,’ McCarthy said in a statement detailing his proposed compromise.
‘Instead of coming together to do that, the Democrats are choosing to raise the temperature by taking the unprecedented step to further their partisan power grab regarding the committee assignments of the other party.’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded with her own statement which referred to McCarty as Q-CA and said: ‘As No 2. Senate Republican John Thune warned Tuesday, McCarthy has chosen to make House Republicans ‘the party of conspiracy theories and QAnon’ and Rep. Greene is in the driver’s seat.’
‘After several conversations and literally running away from reporters, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Q-CA) made clear that he is refusing to take action against conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene,’ the House speaker wrote in a scathing statement against her Republican colleague on Wednesday afternoon.
‘As a result, the House will continue with a vote to strip Greene of her seat on the esteemed House Committee on Education & Labor and House Committee on Budget,’ she continued. ‘McCarthy’s failure to lead his party effectively hands the keys over to Greene – an anti-Semite, QAnon adherent and 9/11 Truther.’
Meanwhile, on Thursday, House Republicans will be forced to go on record over Greene’s conduct.
Democrats could vote as early as Thursday on removing Greene from both her committee positions in a blow to McCarthy’s attempt to keep the issue off the House floor.
On Wednesday afternoon during the House Rules Committee meeting, Chairman James McGovern said it was necessary for Democrats to take action because ‘internal’ issues within the GOP are causing Republicans to drag their feet on doing anything to respond to Greene’s conduct and comments.
‘We’re here today because, to be honest with you, the Republican leadership has not dealt with this,’ McGovern said during the Zoom meeting. ‘And it is unclear whether they’re able to deal with it based on internal political strife.’
Ethics Committee Chairman Ted Deutch – notably who represents the Florida district where the Parkland school shooting occurred – agreed with McGovern’s stance.
‘We wouldn’t be here, in this position today – and before we start it, I’m sorry that we’re here… but we wouldn’t be here if Republican leadership hadn’t rewarded Representative Greene with seats on the Budget Committee and the Education and Labor Committee despite her behavior, despite her actions,’ Deutch said.