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Marjorie Taylor Greene expressed support on Facebook for violence against Democrats

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) expressed support for violence against Democrats before running for Congress, according to a CNN KFile investigation of posts and comments from the congresswoman's Facebook page. 

Greene frequently endorsed far-right conspiracy theories on the page between 2018 and 2019 via likes, posts and livestreams, CNN found.

In her run for Congress, Greene became publicly known for her support of the QAnon conspiracy theory, which alleges that former President Trump is working to take down a cabal of Democrats and celebrities who abuse children. She backed off her support of the theory at some point in her election bid.

In a post from January 2019, Greene liked a comment saying that "a bullet to the head would be quicker" to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

In another post from April 2018 about the Iran nuclear deal, a commenter asked, "Now do we get to hang them? Meaning H&O?" in reference to former President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Greene replied, "Stage is being set. Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off."

CNN's KFile also found a speech she gave promoting a White House petition she created in January 2019 to impeach Pelosi over her support of "sanctuary policies" and not supporting Trump's border wall.

In another livestream from inside Pelosi's office in February 2019, Greene suggested Pelosi would "suffer death" or "be in prison" for "treason." She said in another broadcast later that day that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) was "just as guilty of treason as Nancy Pelosi."

In response to the CNN investigation, Greene posted to her Twitter, "Fake News CNN is writing yet another hit piece on me focused on my time before running for political office."

"Over the years, I've had teams of my people manage my pages. Most posts have been liked. Many posts have been shared. Some did not represent my views," she said.

Greene's office didn't have any additional comment on the story when contacted by The Hill.

Among the Democratic lawmakers to weigh in on the CNN story, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) said on Twitter, "If Members wearing overcoats are not allowed on the floor of The United States House of Representatives, why would we allow those who've liked posts calling for the execution of fellow elected officials?"

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) wrote, "Maybe one of the republicans in Congress can explain how screaming for the murder of Democrats fits in with their bad faith cries for 'unity.' Any takers?"

Greene has already been the subject of much scrutiny since being sworn into Congress earlier this month.

Last week, she faced calls to resign after liberal news outlet Media Matters for America uncovered exchanges in which Greene agreed that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting were either not real or not carried out by the people accused.

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