A conservative Georgia congressional candidate President Trump called a "future Republican star" posted an image of herself brandishing a rifle along with photos of Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib and two fellow "Squad" members. She also vowed on Facebook to "go on the offense" against the trio, The Washington Post reports.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, a professed QAnon conspiracy believer running in a heavily Republican district, posted the photoshopped image on Facebook on Thursday that includes Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Tlaib.
The the caption under the gun-toting Greene says: “Squad’s worst nightmare.”
“Hate America leftists want to take this country down,” Greene wrote in a posting. “Our country is on the line. America needs fighters who speak the truth. We need strong conservative Christians to go on the offense against these socialists who want to rip our country apart. Americans must take our country back. SAVE AMERICA. STOP SOCIALISM. DEFEAT THE DEMOCRATS!”
On Friday, the post from Greene had been removed.
Greene and House Republican leaders did not respond to The Post for comment.
Tlaib tweeted Friday morning:
It's dangerous in a time of rising political violence openly encouraged by this facist President that a soon-to-be member of Congress thinks a post threatening women's lives is acceptable. Take it down.— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) September 4, 2020
P.S. Imagine it was me w/ a rifle. The post would have been down in seconds. https://t.co/RlTjfU7tes
An hour later, the Detroit Democrat added: "Is there any doubt that if the roles were reversed, the GOP would be calling for my resignation and Facebook would have already removed the post?"
After the photo with the gun was taken down, Greene posted on Friday evening:
You will hear about me a lot in the news. And it’s because I will not back down. Our country is under attack by...Posted by Marjorie Taylor Greene for Congress on Friday, September 4, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tweeted that Republicans needed to “immediately condemn this dangerous threat of violence against Democratic Congresswomen.”