Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is receiving backlash after she claimed at a rally in Michigan that Democrats are “killing” Republicans.
Ms Green made the comments while attending former President Donald Trump’s rally in Michigan on Saturday.
“For daring to push back against the regime, and it does not stop at an armed justice system. I’m not going to talk to all of you,” she said.
“The Democrats want the Republicans dead, and they’ve already started the killing.”
Ms Greene cited an incident in North Dakota where an intoxicated man who allegedly “had a political argument with [a] pedestrian,” struck the pedestrian with a car and later claimed the pedestrian was “part of a Republican extremist group,” according to court documents, reported The Daily Beast.
In her speech, she also accused President Joe Biden of branding Republicans as enemies of the state.
Sir. Biden “has declared every freedom-loving American an enemy of the state,” she said. “But under the Republicans we will take our country back from the communists who have stolen it and want us gone.”
Her statements have sparked backlash on social media, with several users calling her rhetoric dangerous.
The Republican Accountability Project tweeted: “This rhetoric is dangerous and unacceptable.”
Another user said: “Two months ago Marjorie Taylor Greene said ‘murder is legal’.”
“Today she spewed lies to justify GOP violence. Jan. 6 was just a practice run. If we let the Republicans take Congress, I shudder to think what could happen.”
Users also questioned how the Republican legislature was allowed to use such language.
Ms Greene, a Trump loyalist, has also been part of growing calls to pass articles of impeachment against Mr Biden.
However, her calls have yet to be heeded by senior Republican leadership.