Conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) revealed she doesn’t ‘believe in evolution,’ and called it ‘so-called science.’
The Georgia representative made the comments earlier this week on the ‘Real America’s Voice’ podcast, hosted by Steve Bannon, former Trump chief strategist.
‘I don’t believe in evolution,’ she told Bannon. ‘I believe in God.’
Greene and Bannon were discussing theories about the origin of COVID-19 when Greene pushed the theory that the virus had been created in a lab and released out into the public on purpose as a ‘bioweapon’
While there is no evidence suggesting the virus was created as a bioweapon as Greene claims, there has been mounting controversy over how the virus first emerged – whether through animal contact at a ‘wet’ market in Wuhan or leakage from a secure research laboratory in the same city as some have suggested.
China says it is not responsible for the pandemic and has dismissed conspiracy theories about the disease being man made.
Last month, President Biden ordered US intelligence agencies to report in the next three months on whether the Covid-19 virus first emerged in China from an animal or from a laboratory accident.
Bannon asked Greene if she believed in gain-of-function research, medical research that alters diseases to study their spreadability to better predict emerging infectious diseases and to help develop vaccines.
She said she does not buy that kind of research because that science is supported by the theory of evolution.
‘I don’t believe in that type of so-called science,’ Greene said.
Evolution is based on scientific theory that all species are related and gradually change over time.
Greene, a big supporter of former one-term President Trump, is the first person to serve in Congress and openly support the QAnon conspiracy theory.
QAnon started on fringe website 4chan, where a poster calling themselves Q left messages claiming to be a senior federal official and purporting to reveal a ‘deep state’ cabal intent on bringing down Trump.
Q grew out of the discredited Pizzagate conspiracy that top Democrats were involved in pedophilia and cannibalism from the basement of a Washington D.C. restaurant, but quickly picked up steam with ‘Q’ leaving ‘clues’ and claims that Trump was going to bring down the deep state.
Whenever the conspiracies turn out to not be true, followers rationalize that the inaccuracies are part of Q’s larger plan.