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Marjorie Taylor Greene accused of stealing line from Independence Day

Marjorie Taylor Greene accused of stealing line from Independence Day
‘That’s not something that you came up with on your own, それは...ですか?’

A smirking マージョリーテイラーグリーン laughed off suggestions she plagiarised a ライン from the movie独立記念日 to rouse supporters prior to the Capitol riots.

Ms Greene was quizzed on the witness stand for three hours Friday at a hearing that could see the ジョージア 共和党 banned from public office because of her support for the 6 January insurrection at the 米国議会議事堂.

<p>A scene from the 1996 science fiction film Independence Day, where aliens destroy the White House </p>

A scene from the 1996 science fiction film Independence Day, where aliens destroy the White House

Attorney Andy Celli, representing a group of voters who challenged Ms Greene’s right to run for office, questioned her about a remark encouraging protesters to show up to the Capitol on 6 1月, where she said: “We aren’t a people that are going to go quietly into the night.”

「今、, that phrasethat’s not something that you came up with on your own, それは...ですか?” Mr Celli asked.

When Ms Greene replied that she had no idea what he was referring to, 弁護士は言った: “You borrowed that line from the movie 独立記念日, 正しい?」

The comment drew laughter from Ms Greene and the public gallery of the Georgiacourtroom.

Ms Greene denied that she had stolen the line, which bears close similarity to a phrase from the Dylan Thomas poem Do not go gentle into that good night.

“I haven’t watched movies in a long time but from what I recall it’s a great movie,」グリーンさんは言った, with a broad smirk on her face.

<p>Marjorie Taylor Greene on the witness stand in Georgia Friday </p>

Marjorie Taylor Greene on the witness stand in Georgia Friday

Mr Celli briefly explained the plot of the 1996 science fiction film, where aliens attack Earth and destroy the White House.

He then played the relevant clip from 独立記念日 法廷へ, but Ms Greene continued to insist there was no link to her statement.

“So you were not communicating in referencing that film that January 6 was going to be a new kind of 独立記念日?” the attorney asked.

Mr Greene replied that she was only talking about “objecting and standing up for people’s votes in our election”.