Marjorie Taylor Greene warned before the election that Americans would have to shed blood to 'get your freedoms back' if Trump lost

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks as ex-President Donald Trump listens at a campaign rally on Jan. 4, 2021. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson
  • GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene warned Americans would have to pay "the price of blood" to "get your freedoms back" if Trump lost the election.

  • Greene has previously endorsed violence against Democratic leaders.

  • Greene has also promoted calls for violence against journalists.

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene warned before the election that if former President Donald Trump lost, Americans would have to pay "the price of blood" to "get your freedoms back."

"If this generation doesn't stand up and defend freedom, it's gone," Greene said in a video first reported on by Mother Jones on Friday. "And once it's gone, freedom doesn't come back by itself. The only way you get your freedoms back is it's earned with the price of blood."

The footage was from a late October conversation between gun rights activist Chris Dorr and Greene, a far-right Republican of Georgia, who said that voters had to choose between "freedom" and ending "America as we know it" in the 2020 election.

"This is it: November 3rd, freedom is on the ballot," she said. "You have a choice of either voting for freedom by voting for Donald J. Trump ... or you're going to vote for socialism and vote to completely end America as we know it. This is no joke."

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This isn't the first instance of Greene apparently endorsing political violence. CNN first reported this week that Greene lent her support for executing Democratic leaders and FBI agents in multiple Facebook posts in 2018 and 2019. Greene has repeatedly accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of committing treason and called for her to receive the death penalty.

During a town hall on Tuesday, Greene promoted a suggestion from one of her supporters that journalists, who she refers to as "fake news," should be given "the electric chair."

The newly-elected congresswoman has trafficked in a slew of conspiracy theories, including QAnon and the campaign to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential race. She has also repeatedly spread false claims about mass shootings in the US and harassed a young survivor of a high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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Greene drew ire on Friday after Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri said that she was changing offices in the US Capitol after being "berated" by a maskless Greene and her staff.

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