“Joe Biden Just Threatened American Citizens with F-15s” Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Accusation Sparks Controversy

 “Joe Biden Just Threatened American Citizens with F-15s” Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Accusation Sparks Controversy

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) accused President Joe Biden of threatening American citizens with F-15 fighter jets, sparking significant controversy. On Tuesday, Greene highlighted an 11-second video clip from the Republican National Committee showing Biden stuttering during an Everytown for Gun Safety event.

“Joe Biden just threatened American citizens with F-15’s,” Greene claimed in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, based on the brief clip. “This is why the 2nd Amendment is so vital. This is why we need a red wave this November. This is why we must take back our country.”

In the video, Biden says, “If they want to think to take on the government if we get out of line, that they’re talking again about, guess what? They need F-15s, they don’t need a rifle.”

Greene’s comments come amid ongoing debates over gun control and Second Amendment rights. The congresswoman has a history of making provocative statements regarding firearms. In 2020, she shared a photo of herself holding a gun next to images of Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib, with the caption, “We need strong conservative Christians to go on the offense against these socialists who want to rip our country apart.” Greene deleted the post hours later, told The New Republic.

The clip Greene referenced was part of a broader discussion by Biden on gun control measures and the challenges of confronting a government with military capabilities. His remark about needing F-15s instead of rifles was intended to illustrate the disparity in firepower between the government and individual citizens, a point often raised in debates about the effectiveness of armed resistance.

Greene’s interpretation of Biden’s comment as a threat has drawn criticism and further polarized the discourse around gun rights and government power. Critics argue that her remarks are inflammatory and misrepresent the context of Biden’s speech, while her supporters see it as a rallying cry for protecting constitutional rights.

This incident adds to the growing list of contentious interactions between Greene and Democratic leaders. Her history of incendiary social media posts and confrontational rhetoric continues to fuel debates over the role of elected officials in shaping public discourse and policy.

As the political climate heats up ahead of the midterm elections, Greene’s statements underscore the deeply entrenched divisions within American politics, particularly on issues related to gun control and government authority. The controversy highlights the ongoing struggle to balance public safety with constitutional freedoms in an increasingly polarized society.

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