Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene fired back at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell after he stated her embrace of loony lies and conspiracy theories is a cancer for the Republican Party.
Greene (R-GA) has faced a growing number of critics from within the Republican Party over controversial words and actions she engaged in prior to becoming a congresswoman.
CNN reported that in 2019 Greene liked controversial comments on social media, including one that said a bullet to the head would be quicker in a discussion to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
She has also dabbled in QAnon conspiracy theories and been spotted in videos harassing political opponents.
Loony lies and conspiracy theories are cancer for the Republican Party and our country, McConnell (R-KY) said in a statement.
Somebody whos 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, he added.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Fires Back At McConnell Over Cancer Remarks Marjorie Taylor Greene fired back at Mitch McConnell over the comments, suggesting he and other feckless leaders in the GOP are the real cancer.
The real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully, she tweeted. This is why we are losing our country.
House Democrats are moving swiftly to remove Greene from her committee assignments, something even CNN is willing to concede is a troublesome move.
The move by Democrats could set a risky precedent as they go after a sitting member of Congress over views expressed before serving as an elected official, they write, and one that has the potential to someday be used against the party by Republicans.
Greene later tweeted a theory as to why she is the greatest threat to the Democrat mob and the activist media.
They hate me because I represent your America First views. They think Trump is gone, so they attack you and me. Hes not gone, she wrote. And we wont back down and we will never give up!
Greene reportedly spoke with former President Trump over the weekend and received his support.
Weak Republicans ARE the Problem The entire controversy is proving Greene right.
While Republicans are quick to throw her under the bus, Democrats have been more than willing to stand in solidarity with people like Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) who has made numerous controversial statements (some people did something), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) who last week accused Senator Ted Cruz of attempted murder.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) was exposed in a report late last year indicating he had been the target of a Chinese spy and possibly had a relationship with her.
He has recently smeared Republican senators as being members of the Coup Klux Klan and falsely alleged they were fraternizing with terrorists.
Not only did Democrats defend him, not only did he keep his seat on the House Intelligence Committee, but he was given a starring role as one of Pelosis impeachment managers.
It should be easy to condemn both sides for extremist rhetoric. But Democrats have set the precedent by allowing it on their side, if not rewarding it.
Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson cautioned against falling into the trap that Democrats and the media have set, portraying Greene as the biggest threat to the country.
If cable news doesnt like your views, you have to leave Congress. Thats the rule. The test is entirely ideological, Carlson wrote in an op-ed. You dont actually have to harm anyone to lose your job.
This new member of Congress has barely even voted, but CNN says she has bad opinions, he added. Therefore, shes the greatest threat we face.
Carlson went on to suggest the medias fixation with Marjorie Taylor Greene is entirely a result of the fact they have made a living yelling at Donald Trump and must now find another target.
Greene warned Democrats that if she is stripped of her committee assignments that there will be payback if Republicans regain control of the House in 2022.
If Democrats remove me from my committees, I can assure them that the precedent they are setting will be used extensively against members on their side once we regain the majority after the 2022 elections, she wrote.
And we will regain the majority, make no mistake about that.
That isnt a conspiracy theory by any stretch of the imagination.
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