Two years before she was elected to Congress, Marjorie Taylor Greene wrote a bizarre post on Facebook claiming that the deadly 2018 California wildfire was started by a laser beam from space triggered by then-California Gov. Jerry Brown.
The details of Greene’s post were first reported by the progressive group Media Matters for America.
In the post, which has since been deleted, Greene speculated that Gov. Brown along with the vice-chairman of Rothschild Inc, started the fire for financial gain and to clear space for California’s high-speed rail system.
She said she’s speculating “because there are too many coincidences to ignore.”
“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.”
After an investigation, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, “determined that the Camp Fire was caused by electrical transmission lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) located in the Pulga area.”
85 civilians died and several firefighters were injured in the blaze that burned more that 150,000 acres and destroyed over 18,000 properties.
It is the latest example of the congresswoman spreading conspiracy theories about tragedies. Greene has pushed conspiracy theories about 9/11, the Parkland and Sandy Hook school shootings, the Las Vegas shooting, and the murder of Democratic staffer Seth Rich, among others, Media Matters reports.
Earlier this week, CNN’s KFILE found past comments and other social media activities showing Greene supporting calls to execute top Democratic politicians including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who she currently serves with in the House.
She defended her actions claiming that many people ran her Facebook page in the past.
Minority leader Kevin McCarthy plans to have conversation with Greene about her extreme views. A spokesperson for McCarthy told Axios: “These comments are deeply disturbing and Leader McCarthy plans to have a conversation with the Congresswoman about them.”