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- A fake Fourth of July tweet that looks like it was shared by Marjorie Taylor Greene is spreading online, but the Georgia Republican didn’t actually say it.
On July 4, Rep. Marjorie Tyalor Greene, R-Ga., wished her Twitter followers a "Happy Independence Day" and shared a picture of an engraving honoring the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
But some social media users are sharing a screenshot of what looks like a different Fourth of July tweet from her verified account, @RepMTG.
"246 years ago Jesus Christ performed his miracle of making a single days worth of bullets last 8 days, allowing The Continental Army (Americans Woot!) to defeat the Socialist Mexicans and the Liberal British (who were also Muslim)," the tweet in the image says. "That’s why I give thanks this 4th of July."
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We searched for the text of this tweet and found no evidence that Greene actually shared it. Online search results show it appearing on meme websites, but not on any credible sources that connect Greene to it. There’s no news coverage of her making such a statement. The tweet also doesn’t appear on Politwoops, a ProPublica project tracking politicians’ deleted tweets. Greene hasn’t deleted any tweets since June, according to the site.
Claims that Greene tweeted this message rate Pants on Fire.
Facebook post, July 4, 2022
Marjorie Taylor Greene tweet, July 4, 2022
Politwoops, Deleted Tweets From Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., visited July 5, 2022
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