GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Hires Milo Yiannopoulos as Unpaid Intern

GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Hires Milo Yiannopoulos as Unpaid Intern
Milo Yiannopoulos speaks during an event hosted by senator David Leyonhjelm at Parliament House on Dec. 5, 2017, in Canberra, Australia. Yiannopoulos is touring Australia with his Troll Academy show. (Michael Masters/Getty Images)
Katabella Roberts

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has hired outspoken conservative figure and former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos as an unpaid intern in her congressional office.

Yiannopoulos, 37, announced the new job on his Telegram account Monday alongside a photo of his official intern congressional badge.

“I’ve finally been persuaded out of retirement. But my skills are a bit rusty, so the best role I could land was an unpaid internship with a friend. Pray for me!” Yiannopoulos said.

“Mummy always said I'd end up in government!” he wrote in an additional post.
Greene’s office confirmed that Yiannopoulos is interning at her office in a statement to the Daily Beast, which first reported the news.

“So I have an intern that was raped by a priest as a young teen, was gay, has offended everyone at some point, turned his life back to Jesus and Church, and changed his life,” Greene told The Daily Beast. “Great story!”

The Epoch Times has contacted Greene’s office for comment.

Yiannopoulos, a British native, rose to prominence in the mid-2010s as a gay conservative for his speeches, writings, and interviews on Islam, feminism, social justice, and political correctness, among others, many of which sparked a public backlash.

He began working for Breitbart in 2014 but resigned in 2017 following backlash over comments he made in a video in which he stated that sex between 13-year-olds and older men can be “life-affirming,” according to The New York Post.
At the time, Yiannopoulos released a statement thanking Breitbart for standing by him “when others caved.”

“They have allowed me to carry conservative and libertarian ideas to communities that would have otherwise never have heard them,” he said in a statement.

“They have been a significant factor in my success. I’m grateful for that freedom and for the friendships I forged there. I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues’ important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately.”

Following the backlash, Yiannopoulos was also dropped as a speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference, and his book deal with Simon & Schuster was also canceled.
He was banned from Twitter in 2016 and from Facebook in 2019. In that same year, he was banned from entering Australia due to comments he made about the Christchurch mass shooting at a New Zealand mosque that left 51 people dead.
After keeping a relatively low profile, Yiannopoulos returned to the limelight in a 2021 interview with LifeSite to announce that he is “ex-gay” and would “like to help rehabilitate what the media calls ‘conversion therapy.’”
In the leadup to his recent intern announcement, Yiannopoulos has reposted a number of Greene’s Twitter posts and news on his Telegram feed in which he described himself as a “retired civil rights icon” who is “opening a clinic in Florida for men plagued by same-sex attraction.”
Yiannopoulos has also attended some of Greene’s public appearances in recent months, including one in April during which he was escorted with the Republican lawmaker into the Capitol building through a “members only” entrance, according to a video posted online.