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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last week, videos emerged of Marjorie Taylor-Greene harassing student activists and hinting that Nancy Pelosi should be executed. This wasn’t new behavior from the QAnon believing, conspiracy theory spouting congresswoman.
There are plenty of Republicans who love Donald Trump and always want him to be a part of their party. Then there are other Republicans who absolutely despise him and have done everything in their power to stop him.
Gabriel Sterling, a Georgia Republican election official, criticized Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, who Georgia voters elected to the House in the last election, calling her “an anchor on the party.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki declined to comment on Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) or her behavior because to do so would “elevate conspiracy theories.”
“We don’t want to elevate conspiracy theories further in the briefing room,” Psaki said.
David Hogg, who became one of the nation’s most recognizable advocates for gun control after surviving the Parkland, Florida mass shooting in 2018, has called on Republicans to denounce Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) after a video of Greene, a noted conspiracy theorist, heckling him went viral.
In June of last year, Facebook videos emerged of Marjorie Taylor Greene making racist comments. A spokesperson for Kevin McCarthy said, “these comments are appalling, and Leader McCarthy has no tolerance for them.” Minority Whip Steve Scalise took it a step further, throwing his support behind Greene’s primary opponent.
This fall, Republicans elected two QAnon believers to Congress. They have both made absolute spectacles of themselves. Colorado‘s Lauren Boebert revealed the location of Nancy Pelosi during the Capitol insurrection. She also made a scene at a Capitol metal detector last night.
Dan Crenshaw, though he has only been in office since 2019, is one of America’s best known congresspeople. The Texas Rep., who lost his eye while serving in Afghanistan, is also a big fan of Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump congratulated Marjorie Taylor Greene for winning the Republican primary in Georgia.
“Congratulations to future Republican Star Marjorie Taylor Greene on a big Congressional primary win in Georgia against a very tough and smart opponent,” the president wrote. “Marjorie is strong on everything and never gives up – a real WINNER!”