The video, released this morning by Fred Guttenberg, a gun control activist whose daughter was killed in the Parkland shooting, of a crank harassing Parkland massacre survivor and gun safety advocate David Hogg above was made before Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA) was a congresswoman, but not years before, just months before and certainly when she was already working towards getting into Congress. It's an ugly video but I suggest you watch it, if for no other reason, because it went viral on social media today-- a day after Taylor Greene's old posts repeatedly agreeing that prominent Democrats (like Obama, Hillary and Pelosi) should be assassinated were made public. They included Facebook comments showing her in full psycho mode, promoting one of her insane QAnon conspiracy theories about Hillary-- namely that she cut off the face of a child so she could wear it. And this is the stinking pile of garbage that 229,827 Georgians (74.6%) voted to send to Congress to represent them. Welcome to Paulding, Floyd, Whitfield, Catoosa, Walker, Gordon, Polk, Murray, Haralson, Dade and Pickens counties.
Hogg was a teenager when he was accosted on the street by this raving lunatic and her camera crew, demanding he debate her on gun control. She kept insulting him and calling him names. She has repeatedly subscribed to right-wing conspiracy theories that both 9/11 and the Parkland massacre were perpetrated by the U.S. government or somehow "staged." That she's obviously mentally and psychiatrically impaired didn't stop northwest Georgia voters. They are her; she is them. (If you haven't read it, please take a look on the earlier post about unity.) Supposedly, Kevin McCarthy is going to give her a talking to.
Meanwhile none of the members of Congress who conspired with the coup plotters and insurrectionists-- Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert (Q-CO), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Mad Cawthorn (R-NC), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), etc... have confessed let alone offered to resign. But one of their ilk has. Daily Beast reporter Pilar Melendez wrote this morning that Ty Garbin, a 25 year old Michigan militiaman, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to kidnap Governors Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) and Ralph Northam (D-VA) and put them on trial for treason. Garbin has turned on his fellow militia-loons and is testifying against them. The militants were upset about COVID restrictions in both states.
According to the plea agreement, Garbin has agreed to “fully cooperate” with the federal authorities, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Michigan State Police, and other law enforcement agencies.
During a Wednesday hearing, U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker stressed to Garbin that, as part of the agreement, he may be “called to the courtroom and obligated to tell the truth… even if it ends up hurting people you know. Do you think you could do that?”
“I could, your honor,” Garbin replied.
The 25-year-old has also agreed to take a polygraph test and testify against his co-conspirators. Garbin is among six men-- along with Adam Fox, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, Brandon Caserta, and Barry Croft-- federally charged in October with conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
Eight others linked to the Wolverine Watchmen militia group have been charged with terrorism offenses for allegedly taking part in planning the Capitol attack and attempting to “instigate a Civil War.” Garbin and three others facing federal charges were also members of the self-styled militia group based in Michigan, according to the plea deal.
An FBI affidavit states that, through a militia group member who became an informant, federal agents became aware last year that the men were plotting “the violent overthrow of certain government and law-enforcement components” and taking “violent action” against state governments that they believed were violating the U.S. Constitution. This included kidnapping Whitmer in retaliation for her “uncontrolled power” amid the pandemic, according to the affidavit.
Garbin met Fox at a June 20 “Second Amendment” rally outside the state Capitol. At the rally, Fox said he wanted to “recruit 200 people to storm the Capitol, try any politicians they caught for ‘treason’, and execute them by hanging on live television.”
That same day, Garbin and other Wolverine Watchman leaders met with Fox, who proposed using Molotov cocktails and other IEDs "to distract and hinder law enforcement during the operation."
While the original plan was to kidnap her in the last week of October, investigators allege that Fox believed it should occur a week earlier to have more time before the 2020 presidential election.