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‘We Should Be Christian Nationalists’: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Casts Her Vision for the GOP

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Over the weekend, outspoken Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene expressed her belief that Christian nationalism will be essential to the success of the Republican Party moving forward. 

Greene’s remarks came in the context of an interview with Tayler Hansen of Next News Network while at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit in Tampa, Florida. Other speakers at the conservative event for students included founder Charlie Kirk, Fox News personality Laura Ingraham, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, Senator Josh Hawley, Senator Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Jr., Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and former president Donald Trump.

Throughout the event, a group of white supremacists demonstrators gathered outside, waving Nazi flags and holding up signs with antisemitic imagery. The group also passed out literature that falsely accused Jewish people of being behind abortions. A Turning Point USA spokesperson later released a statement saying the group had no connection to the convention.

During the interview with Next News Network, Hansen asked Greene what she believes the focus of the GOP should be heading into the 2022 midterm elections. 

“Wow, that’s a tough question, because there’s a lot of things that should be,” Greene responded. “I think Republicans really need to recognize the people they represent, okay? Their voters—not the lobbyist donors, not the corporate PACs, not those people. That’s not who the Republican Party should represent.”

“We need to be the party of nationalism,” Greene continued. “And I’m a Christian, and I say it proudly: we should be Christian nationalists.” 

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“And when Republicans learn to represent most of the people that vote for them, then we will be the party that continues to grow without having to chase down certain identities, or, you know, chase down certain segments of people,” Greene went on to argue. “We just need to represent Americans. And most Americans, no matter how they vote, really care about the same things. And I want to see Republicans actually do their job.”

Greene expressed that she wants other Republicans to “do the right thing.” When Hansen asked Greene what inspires her to do the right thing, she said, “God inspires me.”

“That’s what inspires me the most is just that I’m a big believer—it doesn’t make me perfect. I am not perfect, but I do believe that I have a job to do,” Greene said. “I believe all of us have a job to do. And that means we do it to our fullest and do it the best we possibly can, every single day. And I just don’t have anything to fear.”

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Later in the interview, Hansen broached the subject of the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, referring to the Committee as “completely illegitimate” and asking Greene if she believed that they would see “accountability.”