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Marjorie Taylor Greene is under attack after obtaining an incorrect list of people who signed the Declaration of Independence

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The tweet in which Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene incorrectly names the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The message has not yet been deleted

Georgia Congresswoman and Trump ally Marjorie Taylor Greene made another humiliating gaffe over the weekend, mistakenly naming several icons of American history as signers of the Declaration of Independence.

“The average age of the signers of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 was 44, but more than a dozen were 35 or younger,” the Trump acolyte tweeted on July 5.

‘Thomas Jefferson: 33 John Hancock: 39 James Madison: 25 Alexander Hamilton: 21 James Monroe: 18 Aaron Burr: 20 Paul Revere: 41 George Washington: 44,’ he added.

However, his mistake was quickly pointed out because six of the eight names he mentioned (James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, James Monroe, Aaron Burr, Paul Revere or George Washington) were never signatories of the famous document.

Greene was immediately attacked by X users, who happily pointed out her mistake. One user, Lisa Liberal, posted: “STOP ELECTING STUPID PEOPLE.”

The tweet in which Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene incorrectly names the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The message has not yet been deleted

Greene has been campaigning hard lately in support of Donald Trump, yesterday leading a boat rally in her home state.

Greene has been campaigning hard lately in support of Donald Trump, yesterday leading a boat rally in her home state.

Greene is shown here with a supporter at Lake Allatoona on Sunday.

Greene is shown here with a supporter at Lake Allatoona on Sunday.

“Ladies and gentlemen, please keep in mind that Marjorie Taylor Greene is a representative of the United States and her salary is paid by taxpayers,” he added.

Another user, retired teacher Mama Sissie Says, also pointed out another flaw in Greene’s logic.

The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence

Gwinnett Button

Lyman Hall

George Walton

William Hooper

Jose Hewes

John Penn

Edward Rutledge

Thomas Heyward, Jr.

Thomas Lynch, Jr.

Arthur Middleton

Samuel Chase

Guillermo Paca

Thomas Stone

Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Jorge Wythe

Richard Henry Lee

Thomas Jefferson

Benjamin Harrison

Thomas Nelson, Jr.

Francis Lightfoot Lee

Carter Braxton

Roberto Morris

Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Franklin

John Morton

George Clymer

James Smith

George Taylor

James Wilson

Jorge Ross

Cesar Rodney

George Lee

Thomas McKean

William Floyd

Philip Livingston

Francisco Lewis

Lewis Morris

Richard Stockton

John Witherspoon

Francis Hopkinson

Juan Hart

Abraham Clark

Josiah Bartlett

William Whipple

Samuel Adams

John Adams

Robert Tracy Paine

Gerry Elbridge

Stephen Hopkins

William Ellery

Roger Sherman

Samuel Huntington

William Williams

Oliver Wolcott

Matthew Thornton

Leaving aside the fact that Marjorie Taylor Greene got history completely wrong (AGAIN)… Claiming that the average age of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was 44 is NOT a brag when the life expectancy of the Founders was only 64.

“I’m going to steal the Declaration of Independence just so I can personally show you who signed it,” another user joked.

“How could they forget Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan and Ronald Reagan?” added California Republican Congressman Jack Kimble.

The document, which was signed on July 4, 1776, at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, had 56 signatories, all of them delegates to the Continental Congress.

Also over the weekend, Greene came under fire on X for publishing another falsehood, once again claiming that Donald Trump won the state of Georgia in the 2020 presidential election at a boat rally on Lake Allatoona.

“The enthusiasm for President Trump at Lake Allatoona yesterday was unmatched! I know he won Georgia in 2020, and after yesterday, I know he will win Georgia again in 2024,” she wrote.

Trump is facing trial in the Peach State over his repeated incorrect claims that he was cheated out of victory there in 2020.

In August 2023, a grand jury indicted Trump and 18 others, accusing them of participating in a broad scheme to illegally attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.

Four defendants have pleaded guilty after reaching deals with prosecutors, but Trump and the others have pleaded not guilty. This is one of four criminal cases against Trump.

The current Republican presidential nominee lost Georgia by about 13,000 votes in 2020 to President Joe Biden.

Last week, Greene stood proudly alongside former Trump adviser Steve Bannon as she arrived at a federal prison in Connecticut to begin her four-month sentence for defying a congressional subpoena.

“This is a DISGRACE to our country and an affront to the principles of justice on which it was founded,” Greene wrote in X about Bannon’s sentencing. “Republican voters must fight back harder than ever – this election is not over.”

House Republicans have vowed to file a legal brief to help Bannon avoid jail.

Greene has drawn the ire of her House colleagues in recent months for her open disagreements with House Speaker Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana.

In March, Greene introduced a motion to impeach Johnson. Eleven Republicans ended up voting in favor of the motion—more than the eight who voted to impeach McCarthy—but

Democrats voted to shelve it.

Greene has criticized the two-part spending bill that funded the government for fiscal year 2024, a bill that reauthorized the warrantless FISA surveillance tool and a foreign aid package that did not include border security.

Johnson spearheaded a $95 billion foreign policy bill that recently passed with Democratic support and authorizes nearly $61 billion to Ukraine, along with billions to Israel and Taiwan.

He has been forced to rely on support from Democrats as he presides over a slim one-vote majority in the House of Representatives, and it is a challenge to get the fractious GOP conference to get its act together.

“Excuses like ‘this is the way we govern’ and divided government are pathetic, weak and unacceptable. Even with our slim Republican majority, we could have at least secured the border,” Greene said.

Greene accused Johnson of “aiding and abetting Democrats” in “destroying our country,” as Democrats booed her and Johnson shook hands and smiled at Republicans who supported him.

Earlier this month, Greene appeared in Connecticut to support Steve Bannon as he began his four-month prison sentence for ignoring a subpoena.

Earlier this month, Greene appeared in Connecticut to support Steve Bannon as he began his four-month prison sentence for ignoring a subpoena.

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X users were quick to take advantage of Greene's obvious mistake.

X users were quick to take advantage of Greene’s obvious mistake.

In May, Greene brushed off a “bleached blonde with a shapeless tomboy body” slur from fellow Democrat Rep. Jasmine Crockett with a bikini photo for her 50th birthday.

“A lot of people turn 50 thinking it’s a bad thing, but I really feel like it’s wonderful and I’m so excited and grateful that God allowed me to live to be 50 and do so many things,” X wrote alongside the photo.

Crockett, for his part, defended seizing on the insult he hurled at Greene during an oversight hearing earlier this month. He said Republicans do it all the time and that she was using the funds to elect Democrats.

“When I set out to do the branding thing, I didn’t do that personally, I did that under the campaign,” Crockett said on ABC’s “The View.”

“It was because there was demand. I have a degree in business administration and also a lawyer. So the two things came together.”

Crockett sharply criticized the way Republicans had run the House and said he was working to make Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries speaker of the House.

“This is about making sure we can raise the money. This is so we can help save our democracy. My money goes to those on the front lines, those fighting to make sure we can win the House,” Crockett said.

“We’ve seen the House run like a circus. We need Jeffries as Speaker of the House. So if they lose the House, I’m going to blame Marjorie.”

After the exchange, Crockett announced on X that he would be launching a ‘Crockett Clapback Collection’ and posted a photo of a t-shirt he would be selling.

She filed a trademark for “bleached blonde, malformed, male body” with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, with plans to register a clothing line and political consultancy under that name.

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