At the hearing, Greene initially denied she had called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “a traitor to our country,” as CNN’s KFile reported.
“No, I haven’t said that,” the congresswoman said.
Greene eventually admitted to having said that about Pelosi as the attorney questioning the congresswoman put up the exhibit with her remarks.
“Oh, no. Wait. Hold on now –” Green quickly interjected. “Oh no, wait, hold on now. I believe that by not securing the border that violates her oath of office.”
In one speech promoting the petition, Greene suggested Pelosi could be executed for treason.
“She’s a traitor to our country. She’s guilty of treason,” Greene says in the 2019 video, which she posted on Facebook at the time, before the video was removed. “She took an oath to protect American citizens and uphold our laws. And she gives aid and comfort to our enemies who illegally invade our land. That’s what treason is. And by our law representatives and senators can be kicked out and no longer serve in our government. And it’s, uh, it’s a crime punishable by death is what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason.”
Asked again about her comments at Friday’s hearing, Greene said she could not remember making them when asked if she had said it.
“According to this CNN article I did,” Greene said. “I don’t remember. I don’t recall saying all of this.”
Greene also denied having any knowledge of liking a post on her personal Facebook, advocating that Pelosi be shot in the head and executed. In one post, from January 2019, Greene’s account liked a comment that said “a bullet to the head would be quicker” to remove Pelosi.
Early during her testimony, Greene claimed that “I never mean anything for violence. All of my words never, ever, mean anything for violence.”
“I don’t recall,” Greene said.