Meghan McCain criticized Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for “behaving like an animal” after video footage surfaced showing Greene harassing Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and later taunting Ocasio-Cortez’s staff members through the mailbox, mocking them for keeping the door locked.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) used her Twitter to draw attention to the “Fire Fauci Act,” legislation she introduced that would reduce the salary of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases, to $0.
Tucker Carlson has gone completely off the rails over the last few months. The Fox host was always controversial, but he’s recently gone deeper into anti-mask hysteria and white supremacist theories.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) insisted that federally funding schools is an example of “indoctrination.”
“Federally funded school from age 3 to 20 doesn’t sound like education, it sounds like indoctrination. All at your expense. By force in the form of taxes,” she wrote in response to President Joe Biden‘s address to Congress yesterday evening.
Since she was elected to Congress late last year, Marjorie Taylor Greene has been obsessed with attracting attention to herself. The attention, though, is nearly all negative.
Some Republican voters love the way Greene carries herself, though. The Georgia Rep. has been raking in cash, taking in $3 million in the first quarter of 2021. And as long as she can do that, she’s going to hold some sway in the party.
House Democrats are calling on their Republican colleagues to return Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) donation to form an “America First Caucus” that would promote “Anglo-Saxon” values.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) will introduce a resolution to expel Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) from Congress, citing “her continual incitement of violence” after Waters addressed protesters following the police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Wright’s killing comes as Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial and facing murder charges for the death of George Floyd, which sparked worldwide protests last spring and summer.
While promoting his new book, John Boehner has been more than willing to criticize Republicans like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. The former Speaker, though, also has critiques for some of the Democrats he worked with. Boehner took a weird shot at Barack Obama during a Sunday appearance on Meet the Press.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who already has a history of attacking transgender people, has been criticized for her latest attack against an already vulnerable population after she called discussions about gender “all a lie.”
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is a devoted subscriber to the QAnon conspiracy theory, which claims Democrats are trafficking children and protecting a secret global pedophile cabal while conspiring against former President Donald Trump.
Twitter has suspended Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) account for 12 hours. Twitter has not responded to requests for comment. Greene’s office said she was suspended “without explanation.”
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has tried once again to delay a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, calling it a “massive woke progressive Democrat wish list.” Greene has moved to adjourn the House of Representatives and demand a roll-call vote.
In the summer of 2020, Marjorie Taylor Greene won the Republican primary for Georgia’s 14th District. This essentially made her a shoe-in to win a seat in the House of Representatives as the district is deep red.
Poetry can help us do that, as can a science supported by a poetic sensibility that seeks ever to bring us closer to the creative truth of ourselves and our world.
This is the science we can trust.
For much of January and February, there was a lot of attention being paid to Marjorie Taylor Greene. The QAnon congresswoman made news when Kevin McCarthy dared to put her on a congressional committee.
Democrats in the House quickly acted to remove her from the House Education and Labor Committee and Budget Committee. And for a few weeks, there was little noise about the Georgia congresswoman.
Now she is back in a big way. According to a new report from CNN, one of Greene’s closest friends was involved in the Capitol Insurrection.
Greene has called Anthony Aguero “amazing” and said he was one of her “closest friends.” Aguero recently described his role in the insurrection in a livestream.
“We were all there,” he said. “It was not Antifa and it was not BLM. It was Trump supporters that did that yesterday. I’m the first to admit it, being one myself.”
“A message was sent. These politicians are not going to continue to get away with the abuse as they’ve been doing. We will continue to press on these individuals. The National Guard has just been called in. A woman was shot in the face earlier. There was blood all over the floor. I recorded it for y’all. I could not go live during the whole event because the signal was either jammed purposely or there was just too many, too many people out there. Guys, I was able to make it inside the chambers and I have footage that I’m going to provide for you guys as we made our way in there.”
QAnon played a major role in the January 6th insurrection on the Capitol. More than a few of the mob members could be seen wearing QAnon paraphernalia. Other insurrectionists could be seen waving QAnon flags.
But Tucker Carlson has made a commitment to gaslighting his viewers, even if the evidence is right there in front of their faces. On Tuesday night, the Fox host said there is no evidence that QAnon even exists.
Carlson told his audience:
“So it’s worth finding out where the public is getting all this false information. This disinformation as we’ll call it. So we checked. We spent all day trying to locate the famous QAnon. Which in the end we learned is not even a website. If it’s out there, we couldn’t even find it. Then we checked Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter ’cause we have heard she traffics in disinformation, CNN told us. But nothing there.”
Tucker Carlson says he couldn't find any evidence that the Qanon conspiracy theory even exists, like theres nothing out there proving that it's a thing pic.twitter.com/tqeYm73pAb
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence)
February 24, 2021
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has released a new Spanish language political ad criticizing the GOP for allowing the QAnon conspiracy theory to fester within its ranks and further excoriating Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene for her incendiary behavior.
The ad is the DCCC’s first six-figure
Spanish language ad buy of the 2022 campaign cycle and marks a significant effort to tie Republicans to the conspiracy theorists they’ve failed to condemn even when faced with the risk of violence. Many QAanon believers were among the group of former President Donald Trump
Gun control activist David Hogg, who became a national face for the movement after surviving the Parkland school shooting, says Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) should apologize to families who lost loved ones in school shootings, citing past remarks Greene made that reduced school shootings to conspiracy.
Greene has also attacked Hogg directly, though Hogg says he is less concerned with the remarks Greene made about him. He says Greene should directly apologize to “the real people that she offended, which are the families in Parkland and Las Vegas and Sandy Hook that have a permanently empty bedroom, that have a permanently empty place at the dinner table.”
“They’re the people that are the real victims here that deserve the apology, not me. And that’s really what upsets me is that she’s detracting from their suffering and their experience because she can’t know their pain,” he said.
You can listen to Hogg’s comments in the video below.
Parkland shooting survivor @davidhogg111 says Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene should apologize to families of Parkland, Las Vegas and Sandy Hook. They “have a permanently empty bedroom … have a permanently empty place at the dinner table.”https://t.co/mwnJBmjoxV pic.twitter.com/8YjLgCyQmm
Openly racist politicians have been successful in the past. George Wallace, who openly endorsed segregation, received nearly 10 million votes as a third party candidate in the 1968 presidential election.
Strom Thurmond, who filibustered against the Civil Rights Act for over 24 hours, served as a senator for 48 years.
Still, it is striking to see a politician so willing to be openly hateful as Marjorie Taylor Greene is. The Georgia congresswoman aims much of her hatred at Jews.
During an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz compared Taylor Greene to forme KKK leader David Duke.
“When you have someone like Marjorie Taylor Greene who actually promoted violence against fellow members when she liked and promoted statements about putting a bullet in Nancy Pelosi,” said the Florida congresswoman. “When she actually stalked a teenager from my community who was the victim of the Parkland mass shooting. When she continues to promote dangerous insurrection infused statements that help lead to the riot and attack on the capitol, then you forfeit your right to make policy in a collegial body.”
“Marjorie Taylor Greene is the David Duke of this day. How do they not see that she is equally if not more poisonous to the United States of America and our way of life and our beliefs? This is a woman who promotes violence. She doesn’t just make offensive statements and when you have someone who endangers the lives of others in our body, you have to make sure you render her powerless.”
Over the last week, a few GOP lawmakers have been willing to call out Marjorie Taylor-Greene. The criticism came from the usual suspects, Adam Kinzinger and Mitt Romney.
The party leadership, though, had largely stayed silent on the matter. That is until Mitch McConnell blasted the Georgia congresswoman in a Monday night statement.
The Kentucky senator wrote, “Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality. This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”
To no one’s surprise, Taylor-Greene took the criticism in stride. She took to Twitter, writing, “The real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully. This is why we are losing our country.”
The real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully.
This is why we are losing our country.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) February 2, 2021