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Democratic lawmaker slams Marjorie Taylor Greene for violently attacking Nancy Pelosi’s husband over her and encouraging political violence in the past

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  • Rep. Jim McGovern has denounced Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s remarks about the attack on Paul Pelosi.

  • McGovern said Greene assaulted the House Speaker’s husband against herself.

  • He also called out Greene for encouraging political violence against Democrats in the past.

Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern on Friday berated GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for violently attacking Nancy Pelosi’s husband over her.

Early Friday, an intruder broke into Pelosi’s San Francisco home and attacked her husband, Paul Pelosi, with a hammer, leaving the 82-year-old hospitalized. The suspect was apparently looking for the Speaker of the House, but she was not home at the time.

In response to the attack, Greene tweeted that “violence and crime is rampant in Joe Biden’s America”, adding that “it shouldn’t happen to me”. She noted that she had been beaten several times and received death threats daily.

McGovern denounced Greene and blamed him for calling for Pelosi’s execution in the past.

“YOU called for the execution of Nancy Pelosi. YOU said she should be hanged for treason,” the Massachusetts lawmaker said. tweeted. “And now that someone listened, you’re doing Paul Pelosi’s attack on YOU. That’s what Republicans stand for, America. That’s sick.”

Greene recently testified that she does not recall supporting political violence against members of the Democratic Party, including Pelosi. However, in a Facebook video in 2019, Greene called Pelosi “a traitor to our country.”

“She is sworn to protect American citizens and uphold our laws. And she aids and comforts our enemies who are unlawfully invading our land. That is what treason is,” Greene allegedly said at the time, according to CNN. “And by our law, representatives and senators can be expelled and no longer serve in our government. And that’s a crime punishable by death, that’s what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason.”

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