‘Sure – she should put me on the committee. That would be great,’ Greene told CNN‘s Jim Acosta outside the Capitol on Saturday.
Greene, and all but 35 House Republicans, voted against the creation of an independent commission to investigate the Capitol attack.
She also appeared to suggest that there were some people who were not Trump supporters involved in the rioting that day. The Georgia congresswoman also said Americans deserve to see the body camera footage from that day.
‘There’s all kinds of people involved in the rioting. There’s people in black clothes. There’s people in red hats,’ she said.
Acosta questioned how Greene could suggest any other involvement, like from far left group Antifa and some sort of FBI plot, when the footage ‘seems to show a lot of Trump supporters.’
‘Well, here’s how I see it, the American taxpayers pay for everything here, right. They pay for the building, they pay for the cameras, they pay for the staff, they pay my salary, they pay for everything. And this is the type of video they deserve to see publicly,’ she responded.
Greene also said she’d be willing to accept that the FBI wasn’t involved if ‘show proof they weren’t.’
Pelosi formally announced that the Democrats would form a select committee to investigate the January 6 Capitol attack.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene said Saturday that she wants a seat on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s 9/11-style commission investigating the January 6 Capitol attack
Pelosi formally announced Thursday that Democrats would form a select committee to probe the Capitol attack. Pictured above: Pelosi speaks at the Capitol on Friday as she met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
REPUBLICANS WHO VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE 1/6 COMMISSION
Bill Cassidy – Susan Collins – Lisa Murkowski – Rob Portman – Mitt Romney – Ben Sasse
Liz Cheney – Adam Kinzinger – Peter Meijer – John Katko – Brian Fitzpatrick Tony Gonzales – Tom Rice – Dan Newhouse – Anthony Gonzalez – Fred Upton – Jaime Herrera Beutler – David Valadao – Tom Reed – Don Bacon – John Curtis – Andrew Garbarino – Dusty Johnson – David Joyce – Chris Smith – Van Taylor – Chris Jacobs – David McKinley – Jeff Fortenberry – Maria Elvira Salazar – Mariannette Miller-Meeks – Steve Womack – Stephanie Bice – French Hill – Mike Simpson – Rodney Davis – Blake Moore – Michael Guest – Trey Hollingsworth – Carlos Gimenez – Cliff Bentz
‘This morning with great solemnity and sadness, I’m announcing the House will be establishing a select committee on the January 6 insurrection,’ Pelosi said Thursday at her weekly press conference.
If by some weird turn of events Pelosi were to choose Greene for the committee, it would be the only one the far right lawmakers would serve on after she was stripped of her two assignments in February after her past remarks involving conspiracy theories resurfaced.
At some points during her talk with Acosta, Greene appeared sympathetic toward those rioters who were arrested and are still detained.
‘They’re being held, some of them, in solitary confinement almost 24 hours a day in the jails here,’ Greene claimed twice during the interview.
Greene has pedaled Q-Anon conspiracies in the past and is a staunch Trump supporter. She appeared alongside the former president at his first post-office rally in Ohio on Saturday evening.
She said as part of the warm-up before Trump’s appearance that she’s become controversial in Washington because ‘I want to fire Joe Biden. And I want to expel Maxine Waters. And I want to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci.’
A ‘lock him up’ chant started at the mention of Fauci’s name.
‘Did you hear that Tony? They want you locked up!’ Greene shouted into the microphone.
Greene also knocked Biden’s Justice Department for going after Capitol insurrectionists, saying he ‘weaponized’ the agency against the former president’s supporters.
Pelosi, in announcing the committee, said it would investigate ‘the facts and the causes of the attack and will report recommendations for the prevention of any future attack.’
In late May, Senate Republicans deployed the filibuster to block a House-passed bill that would have formed a 9/11-style, bipartisan commission that would probe the MAGA riot.
At her Thursday press conference, Pelosi bristled at a CNN report that said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had asked Republicans to vote down the bill as a ‘personal favor.’
‘Cowardly, the Republican senators did him a personal favor, rather than honoring their patriotic duty to protect and defend,’ Pelosi said.
Republican Sens. Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Bill Cassidy, Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman and Ben Sasse voted alongside 48 Democrats in favor of forming the bipartisan commission, but the 54 to 35 vote tally fell short of the 60 votes needed.
Now Democrats, who have control of the House, will be in charge of the select committee.
Pelosi only announced the formation of such a body Thursday, not who would lead it and the scope of the investigation.
‘I will make those announcements later, right now I am announcing that there will be a select committee, as there was at the time of 9/11 – a committee of the Congress of the United States,’ Pelosi said.
Pelosi also said the select committee’s timeline would be ‘as long as it takes’ to do the investigation.
She noted that Republicans voted against the 9/11-style commission because they thought the scope of a probe – to simply look at 1/6 – was too narrow.
‘I just would not yield on the scope. They wanted to make it about Black Lives Matter. That wasn’t what happened on January 6, so I was not going to yield on the scope,’ Pelosi told reporters.
Some Republicans had demanded the investigation be about political violence on both sides of the aisle.
Pelosi also wouldn’t answer a question of whether she thought it was important that her GOP counterpart, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, testify about a phone call he had with former President Donald Trump as the Capitol was being attacked by Trump’s supporters.
‘I’m not going into what the committee will do, that’s up to the committee to make their determination, but it is clear the Republicans are afraid of the truth,’ Pelosi said as she moved onto the next subject.
The House of Representatives previously impeached Trump over his role in inciting an insurrection on January 6, but he was acquitted by the Senate.
As part of the impeachment process, Democrats brought evidence before Congress about the MAGA attack, but it wasn’t a full investigation into the day’s events.
Supporters of former President Donald Trump invade the U.S. Capitol on January 6. A Democrat-led select committee will investigate the attack, Pelosi announced Thursday