On the floor now, @mtgreenee says she hasn't gotten the chance to properly introduce herself across the aisle. Says she's a "very regular American."
@mtgreenee Greene is giving the full backstory of how she stumbled upon Q-Anon. Says she got there by Googling things about the Russia investigation in 2018. Says she didn't trust the government then. "A lot of Americans don't trust our government."
Greene says she regrets the Facebook comments and likes she posted about Q-Anon then. "I stopped believing it... any source of information that is a mix of truth and lies, is dangerous."
"School shootings are absolutely real," @mtgreenee says on the House floor.

"9/11 absolutely happened."

This is the full clean-up speech
Greene says the the controversies are "words of the past" and do not represent her, or her constituents.

"None of us are perfect. None of us are."
Greene says the media is "just as guilty as Q-Anon" in spreading lies as she closes her remarks.
Republicans will likely be relieved the Greene came to the floor and gave this speech, explaining or disavowing some of her most controversial comments/actions. Its likely too little too late for Dems.

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It’s a serious question. Who in the Trump admin could walk into Pelosi’s or McConnell’s office right now and say: The President will sign X, and they’d believe it. Jared? Without that person, how does this manufactured crisis end before Jan 20?
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Original framing of the HEROES act nailed this - supporting our heroes in the pandemic fight, but over time, the "state and local" shorthand for that portion of the bill has gotten a bit radioactive.
And some of this may be our fault in the political press... I certainly can't wash my hands of it. Being more specific always helps.
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