Marjorie Taylor Greene thought California wildfires were started by a giant laser beam from space

Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican congresswoman from Georgia who has a history of spouting batsh*t insane right-wing conspiracy theories, once floated the notion that the devastating wildfires that ravaged California in November of 2018 were actually sparked by a laser beam from space.

In the since-deleted Facebook post — which hasn’t been previously reported until it was unearthed by Media Matters this Thursday — Greene addressed the Camp Fire which was the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history, saying that “there are too many coincidences to ignore.”

According to her, “there are all these people who have said they saw what looked like lasers or blue beams of light causing the fires” and that the fire was caused by a beam from “space solar generators.”

“If they are beaming the suns energy back to Earth, I’m sure they wouldn’t ever miss a transmitter receiving station right??!!” she wrote. “I mean mistakes are never made when anything new is invented. What would that look like anyway? A laser beam or light beam coming down to Earth I guess. Could that cause a fire? Hmmm, I don’t know. I hope not! That wouldn’t look so good for PG&E, Rothschild Inc, Solaren or Jerry Brown who sure does seem fond of PG&E.”

Greene wrote the post during her time as a “correspondent” with the now-defunct conspiracy website “American Truth Seekers.” As Media Matters points out, Greene has a long history of pushing conspiracy theories about 9/11, school shootings, as well as QAnon.

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