Marjorie Taylor Greene in 2019 suggested Ruth Bader Ginsburg was replaced with a body double

CNN asks if Marjorie Taylor Greene is "the new face of the Republican Party"

Marjorie Taylor Greene said in February 2019 that then-Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- who died in September 2020 -- didn't really make a public appearance, implying she was replaced by a body double. Greene is now a member of Congress from Georgia and has been selected by her Republican colleagues to serve on the House Budget Committee and the House Committee on Education and Labor

Greene had a relatively short but horrific career as a right-wing commentator before successfully running for Congress. 

She has pushed racist, anti-Muslim, and anti-Semitic remarks. She has embraced numerous conspiracy theories, including regarding 9/11, the Parkland and Sandy Hook school shootings, the Las Vegas shooting, and the murder of Democratic staffer Seth Rich. She is also a QAnon and Pizzagate conspiracy theorist. Additionally, she’s claimed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was videotaped murdering a child during a satanic ritual (and ordered a hit on a police officer to cover it up) and that some nefarious entity (including the Rothschilds) used a space laser to start the deadly 2018 Camp Fire in California. Greene also supported the lie that the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. 

CNN’s Em Steck and Andrew Kaczynski reported this week that “Greene repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democratic politicians in 2018 and 2019 before being elected to Congress, a CNN KFile review of hundreds of posts and comments from Greene's Facebook page shows.” 

In early 2019, conspiracy theorists -- including QAnon supporters -- claimed that Democrats were hiding Ginsburg or covering up that she was dead so they could hold on to her Supreme Court seat. (The conspiracy theory made no sense then and makes no sense now, as Trump eventually placed right-wing judge Amy Coney Barrett in the Supreme Court after Ginsburg’s death.) In one iteration, some people claimed that a body double replaced Ginsburg when she was seen in public.  

Greene is one of those people. 

On February 26, 2019, she appeared on a streaming program for the pro-Trump website Toward the conclusion of the show, a caller asked Greene if she had seen “the picture” of Ginsburg at “the airport” -- an apparent reference to an image of her at National Airport -- “walking straight up right like it's a whole new person” and asked her if she believes “that is Ruth.” Host and Greene ally Will Johnson added, “It’s almost like a body double like Hillary Clinton” (Conspiracy theorists have also claimed that Hillary Clinton has used a body double.) 

Greene responded: “ I do not believe that was Ruth. No. I don’t think so.” 

Video file

Citation From a February 26, 2019, streaming video for

CALLER: Have you seen -- and I’ve asked Will this before -- the picture of Ruth Bader Gingrich [sic] walking through the airport? This woman has been drawn over for how many years, and all of a sudden she's walking straight upright like it's a whole new person. Do you believe that is Ruth? 

WILL JOHNSON (host): It’s almost like a body double like Hillary Clinton. Yeah, like a body double for Hillary Clinton. So -- it’s interesting. So. 

GREENE: I do not believe that was Ruth. No. I don’t think so. 

CALLER: I don’t either.