House member Marjorie Taylor Greene (R., Ga.) is right about Lin Wood:
Lin should go to jail for what he did to Kyle.
I also fully blame him for why Georgia lost our Senate seats.
He’s from Georgia and we know him as a life long Democrat not a Republican.
He grifted off of Trump & told people not to vote on Jan 5th saying their vote would be stolen.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 23, 2021
The Georgia lawyer had represented Richard Jewell, the security guard falsely accused of perpetrating the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing, in his suits against media outlets and his employer, earned settlements from the media outlets who maliciously smeared Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann at the 2019 March for Life, and had served as one of Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyers.
But after the 2020 presidential election, Wood took his stolen-election beliefs so far that he encouraged Republicans not to vote in the crucial Georgia Senate runoff that would determine the chamber’s balance unless the state government changed voting procedures in the way he desired. Wood got his wish: Republican David Perdue, who had won more votes than Jon Ossoff in November 2020, lost to the same candidate in January 2021. Greene is right that Wood “grifted off of Trump & told people not to vote on Jan 5th saying their vote would be stolen.”
Recently it emerged that one of Wood’s ostensibly nobler pursuits may have been a grift all along as well. In an interview after a jury found Kyle Rittenhouse innocent of all charges against him stemming from an August 2020 incident in Kenosha, Wis., he revealed the extent of Wood’s mistreatment of him. Rittenhouse claimed that Wood and John Pierce, another attorney, had kept him in jail longer than necessary while they raised funds for his bail via their own foundation. Rittenhouse also considered Wood “insane” and fired him in December 2020.
All of which is to say that Marjorie Taylor Green is totally on the money to call out Lin Wood for costing Republicans the Senate and for mistreating Kyle Rittenhouse. It is heartening to see Greene push back against someone some might say would be on her “team.” She is right that sometimes these are the people most in need of correction or refutation.