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Marjorie Taylor Greene demonizes Big Tech. She and her husband just sold up to $ 210,000 in technical stocks.
Drew Angerer / Getty When she ran for office, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) constantly fought tech giants like Facebook for allegedly censoring and silencing pro-Trump Republicans, and vowed to fight what they did Greene named the “Silicon Valley Cartel” was elected to Congress. During her first two months on Capitol Hill, Greene picked up on anti-tech rhetoric. But shortly after she was sworn in, she tacitly decided to relocate significant stocks to the same companies that she so vehemently denounced – and thus achieve a healthy sum. According to their most recent financial disclosure form, released February 19, Greene and her husband sold shares in Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon on January 20, valued at $ 49,000 to $ 210,000. It’s unclear how much Greene and her husband Perry made of each company’s stock, since the congressional forms only have a wide list of ranges of values, but it could have been up to $ 65,000 each for the four tech stocks. Some shares were jointly owned by the couple and others were exclusively owned by their husband. Grene’s only other public finance disclosure form filed in May 2020 when she was a candidate lists co-ownership or spouse’s of up to $ 65,000 in Apple stock and $ 30,000 on Facebook stock, $ 30,000 on Amazon and $ 15,000 on Google. The couple sold these holdings for a profit in January – the official form lists capital gains over $ 200 – but the exact number is unknown. The Sick Story of Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Hometown Given mounting pressure from good government supporters to get lawmakers to sell off individual stocks to avoid conflicts of interest, Greene’s sell-off might perhaps be welcomed. However, her financial report reveals that she continues to be invested in a number of other companies, from Fortune 500 giants like Goldman Sachs and Lockheed Martin to sports game platform DraftKings and activewear brand Lululemon, which later benefited tech companies that they used as totalitarian tools for months Had exorcised evil and social control. A Greene spokeswoman did not respond to requests for comment on her stock sale and why she initially invested in the companies. Like many hardcore Trump Republicans, Greene has geared her policy towards “cancel culture” and Big Tech’s alleged censorship of advertisers based on pro-Trump views. On her social media platforms, where she has hundreds of thousands of followers, Greene posts fresh, steaming outrage about her almost daily. Facebook, whose shares Greene and her husband sold for up to $ 65,000 in net income on Jan. 20, have been a constant target for her as a candidate and as a member of Congress. Last September, the platform removed a post from Greene where she posed with a gun next to pictures of the progressive “squad” because it led to violence. The GOP candidate claimed she was canceled and is now wearing a “REDACTED” face mask in Congress. At various points in 2020, Greene called Facebook as racist for promoting an embassy in support of black-owned businesses during the holiday season and slammed it as an anti-Semite for censorship by right-wing Islamophobic provocateur Laura Loomer. She also accused Facebook of allowing “ANTIFA” to carry out terrorist attacks, and accused the social media platform of “canceling our children”. In October, when a Facebook spokesperson tweeted, they wouldn’t link to a New York Post story about Hunter Biden. The Georgia Republican tweeted indignantly, “The Silicon Valley cartel tore the first amendment to pieces.” “If I come to Congress,” said Greene, “Big Tech will be held accountable!” The Facebook investor publicly urged her many thousands of followers to use a competitor instead. “For those tired of being censored by Facebook,” she wrote, “I encourage you to open a Parler account today!” Greene was less critical of the other tech companies she once owned, but leaves little room for nuance to her broadsides against the “Silicon Valley” cartel, especially given the dominance of Google, Amazon and Apple in the sector. Marjorie Taylor Greene hangs anti-trans sign outside of Congressmen’s office With Trans DaughterGreene, the tech stock sell-off could be interpreted as a sign she wanted to sever all financial ties with companies she was so strongly against. A Greene spokeswoman did not respond to questions about why she and her husband had sold the stock when they did. Less than two weeks after her stock sale, however, Greene urged like-minded conservatives to use the free market system to develop alternatives to the stock tech companies she had previously funded: “Conservatives need to band together to invest in big tech to develop and compete to protect our conservative values and speeches from the endless screams of the Thought Police. This would give people the opportunity to choose the online “community” they invest in, “Greene tweeted on Feb.7. must be stopped. The way to stop this is in the open market while we still… ”Read more at The Daily Beast. Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside delves deeper into the stories that matter to you. Learn more.