Marjorie Taylor Greene Defends Mark Meadows Against Dem-Led Congressional Contempt Vote; Calls On All Republicans to Come to His Aid After Pelosi Called Members Back Into Session

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called on Republicans to defend former Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, who left to become President Trump’s chief of staff, against Democratic allegations ahead of a vote to hold him in contempt of Congress.

After initially agreeing to cooperate with the Democrat-led Jan. 6 committee, Meadows reversed course earlier this month and instead is claiming executive privilege.

In response, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called Congress back into session on Tuesday to consider a measure to hold Meadows in contempt like former Trump political adviser Steve Bannon in November.

Greene, a Georgia Republican, is imploring GOP lawmakers to circle their wagons around Meadows.

“1. Pelosi is calling us back in session again when we aren’t scheduled to be there so Dems can continue their nasty political war on their most feared enemies,” she wrote on Twitter. The vote to hold in contempt of congress [is] appalling.

“Mark is a good man who never did anything wrong,” she continued.

“2. Mark Meadows served as a Member of Congress protecting our great freedoms and Constitution while conducting oversight into injustice and wrong doings in our government,” she added.

“As Chief of Staff to President Trump, he loyally served our country, our President, and our people,” Greene wrote.

“3. The Democrats hate the strongest Patriots and are abusing their power in a corrupt manner that will forever be a stain on this institution with the political theatre and witch hunt J6 committee,” the Georgia firebrand noted further.

“Every Republican should be there in person to defend Mark Meadows. No proxies.”

Last month, Meadows ripped the House Jan. 6 committee and a “hyper-partisan Congress” after he refused to comply with a subpoena to testify before the panel on Friday.

“We worked real hard to try to reach an accommodation with the committee, and yet it’s been basically their way or the highway,” Meadows told Newsmax TV’s “Rob Schmitt Tonight.”

“Congress has gotten so hyper-partisan and, candidly, this committee is more interested in politics than they are really solving real problems,” he added.

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The committee indicted former White House strategist Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress, the first time an indictment has been sought on that charge when executive privilege had been asserted by a U.S. president.

Meadows said he was not unwilling to share information with the committee, including information that counters the Democrats’ Jan. 6 narrative, but he said courts must first weigh in on Trump’s executive privilege.

“They took a very aggressive move today and sadly, you know, I think what most Americans are seeing this is an attempt to really keep the focus on Jan. 6 and not on their failing Biden administration policy,” Meadows said.