Speaking at a town hall in her home state of Georgia this Wednesday, GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said she refused to vote to award Congressional Gold Medals to the Capitol Police, the D.C. police, and the Smithsonian Institution in honor of their service in protecting the U.S. Capitol from a mob of Trump supporters on Jan. 6 because the resolution called the Capitol a “temple.”
“[Nancy Pelosi] thinks that place is a church, and she calls it a sacred place,” Greene said. “I cannot vote for a bill that calls the Capitol ‘a temple.’ That is one of the most evil places — horrible things happen there.”
“They attack God’s creation and wipe out male and female,” she continued. “It’s a place where they make abortion legal … That is not a temple. And if it is a temple, God is not in that temple.”
As Right Wing Watch points out, of the 12 House members who voted against the resolution on March 17, all of them were Republicans. In a Facebook post after the vote, Greene said she opposed the resolution because it referred to the Capitol as “the temple of our American Democracy,” which she felt was an insult to God.
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she refused to support a resolution honoring the Capitol Police because the resolution called the U.S. Capitol "a temple," when it's actually "one of the most evil places." https://t.co/6JDL6ZQWxP pic.twitter.com/uPIF4faJxA
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