Marjorie Taylor Greene's Reaction to Suggestion To Bring Dynamite to Capitol Goes Viral

A video of Marjorie Taylor Greene reacting to someone shouting that he would like to "bring dynamite" to the U.S. Capitol, has been widely viewed online.

A 48-second clip captured the exchange with a man who shouted "what you ought to do is build a wall back around the White House and lock [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi in."

Greene laughed before replying "exactly."

The man is then heard saying "that would solve our problems, to which the Greene replies "exactly, I agree," and jokingly suggesting audience members "come to work with me next week. I think they should listen to you guys."

The man responds: "I don't want to go up there, they won't let me bring dynamite." Greene again laughs, then quickly moves to another question.

The clip is said to have been filmed at a town hall that took place in Ringgold, Catoosa County, located in Georgia's 14th congressional district which Greene represents, on January 25.

The video has been viewed more than 100,000 times since it was shared to Twitter on February 2 by anti-extremism group Patriot Takes, writing "MTG just laughs it off."

In the clip, Greene did not say that she agreed with the audience member's statement.

An ally of ex-President Donald Trump, Greene has defended Trump supporters who took part in the deadly attack at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and has repeatedly criticized the prison conditions of those awaiting charges.

Earlier this week, she condemned fellow Republican Lindsey Graham after he described as "inappropriate," Trump's desire to pardon January 6 rioters.

Asked to comment on the video, Greene's spokesperson told Newsweek the congresswoman "vehemently opposed to violence of any kind."

Earlier in the clip, Greene told an audience, "protect America, that's what we want.

"I mean if I had it my way, I'd build a wall around America and tell everybody else to leave us alone—that would be my personal preference."

On January 26, Greene tweeted from her representative's Twitter account a video of her getting a rousing reception from constituents as she took to the stage at the town hall.

She added the message, "Thank you Catoosa County! It was great speaking with a packed house in Ringgold last night at my District 14 Town Hall!"

Holly McCormack, Greene's Democratic challenger in the district for 2022's mid-terms, claimed she and other constituents had been kicked out of the event because of their political leanings.

In response, Greene's spokesperson said at the time that all constituents registered to attend had been allowed to, but that McCormack "did not register to attend and arrived after the event had started."

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Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 21, 2021. A video of her at a Town Hall reacting to someone saying they wanted to bring "dynamite" to the U.S. Capitol has been widely viewed. OLIVIER DOULIERY/Getty