Republican Tells Marjorie Taylor Greene He's Voting Democrat Because of Her

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was confronted at a campaign event in Georgia this month by a Republican voter who said she was the reason he was now going to vote Democrat.

The voter questioned Greene about comments she made in a now-deleted 2018 Facebook post that suggested a reason for that year's California wildfires was a space laser supposedly backed by the Rothschild bank.

Jewish groups called last year for Greene's removal from Congress over the conspiracy theory that they said was tinged with anti-Semitic tropes.

A video clip, filmed on May 2 in Trion, Georgia has now gone viral on social media with over 300,000 views on Twitter.

The man, later identified as U.S. veteran Alex Boyle, said he would be voting Democrat for the first time in the Georgia primary, despite being a life-long Republican.

"You have cast disparaging things against the Jewish community. You suggested a space laser," he said to Greene.

She denied these claims and repeatedly said that she did not.

He added: "No more, for the first time, I picked up a Democratic primary ballot today.

The comments Boyle is referring to come from a Facebook post that went viral last year and sparked the trending hashtag #Jewish Space Lasers, on Twitter.

While also admitting she was not an expert on the topic, Greene said that people had said they saw "blue beams of light" and she set out a complicated conspiracy theory somehow involving utility company PG&E and the Vice-Chairman of Rothschild Inc, Roger Kimmel.

"Oddly there are all these people who have said they saw what looked like lasers or blue beams of light causing the fires, and pictures and videos," Greene said.

"I don't know anything about that but I do find it really curious PG&E's partnership with Solaren on space solar generators starting in 2009.

"Space solar generators collect the suns energy and then beam it back to Earth to a transmitter to convert to electricity.

"If they are beaming the suns energy back to Earth, I'm sure they wouldn't ever miss a transmitter receiving station right? 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."

During the rally, WGCL reporter Rick Folbaum also confronted Greene about these comments, which were made before she was elected to Congress.

He highlighted a report from the Anti-Defamation League about the rise in anti-semitism and questioned whether comments by Greene like this could have inadvertently contributed.

Greene again said she was unaware the Rothschild family have been the victim of anti-semitic conspiracies in the past.

She also said that she was against anti-semitism and denied the idea she was contributing in any way. She went on to accuse Folbaum of being a liar and said he was twisting and turning her Facebook post.

Boyle also tackled Greene on her views on Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ukraine conflict.

"Ronald Reagan is spinning in his grave to know that there are people that claim to be Republican and sympathize with Vladimir Putin. It is despicable," he said.

Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who served as an expert on Ukraine during President Donald Trump's administration, accused Greene and others in the Republican Party in March of being "pro-Putin" and encouraging Russia to invade Ukraine.

In response, Greene accused Vindman of being "clueless about Americans being fed up with sending our sons and daughters to die in foreign lands."

Newsweek has contacted Marjorie Taylor Greene for comment.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks to the press after a campaign rally at The Trout Club on April 30, 2022 in Newark, Ohio. Republican tells Marjorie Taylor Greene he’s voting Democrat because of her Drew Angerer/Getty Images