FACT CHECK: Did Marjorie Taylor Greene Say, ‘We All Want Earth To Be The Best Planet In The World’?
CORRECTION: This article has been updated to reflect Greene made a similar comment in May. The verdict has been changed to “True.” We regret the error.
A post shared on Facebook over 300 times claims Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said, “We all want Earth to be the best planet in the world.”
During a May speech, Greene said, “We want the most beautiful Earth in the whole world.”
Greene, who represents Georgia’s 14th congressional district, has made controversial statements and voiced support for various conspiracy theories in the past, according to the Associated Press. Earlier this month, she apologized for comparing Capitol Hill’s mask-wearing rules to the Holocaust, CNN reported.
A widely-shared Facebook post alleges Greene said, “We all want Earth to be the best planet in the world.” (RELATED: Did Marjorie Taylor Greene Scrub ‘All Things Matt Gaetz’ From Her Twitter Account?)
While Greene did not say those exact words, she made a similar remark during a May 7 “America First” rally she held with Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz in Florida. While discussing the Green New Deal proposal, a congressional resolution that lays out a grand plan for tackling climate change, she made the following statement:
“Electric vehicles are cool. I like them and I think that’s awesome technology, and we want to keep our Earth clean and we want the most beautiful Earth in the whole world. But do we want to destroy the oil and coal industry? No, we don’t want to do anything that destroys our economy, we want to build our jobs.”
A clip of her making this comment can be found on C-SPAN. The viral quote attributed to her on Facebook appears to stem from this statement.