Romney Trashes Crazed Qanon Kook Marjorie Taylor Greene

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is evidently unimpressed by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), an incendiary first-term Congresswoman whose recently resurfaced comments include repeated expressions of apparent support for the execution of top Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). At other points, among numerous other examples of her vitriolic belligerence, Greene also repeatedly expressed agreement with Facebook commenters who characterized the 2018 Parkland shooting as a “false flag planned shooting” and “fake.” On Tuesday, Romney characterized Greene as a “kook.”

Romney commented as follows:

‘I think we should make it very clear that she does not represent us on any way. Our big tent is not large enough to both accommodate conservatives and kooks.’

Interestingly, Romney isn’t the only prominent Senate Republican who’s recently spoken out against Greene — Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) did the same. In a public statement this week, McConnell said that “loony lies and conspiracy theories” are “cancer for the Republican Party,” and although he did not mention Greene by name, the point of his remarks was pretty obvious. Greene herself took notice of the Senate GOP leader’s remarks, complaining that “the real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully.” Greene has insisted that she will not be apologizing, and she’s also said that she spoke with ex-President Trump and is slated to meet with him in person soon.

Democrats have apparently prepared an ultimatum for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), demanding Greene’s imminent removal from the House Education and Budget committees or Democrats will move on the issue. Apparently, Democrats have prepared for a resolution to remove Greene from committees that would go through the House Rules Committee, which, like the chamber as a whole, is controlled by Democrats. On the Rules Committee, Democrats have nine seats, while Republicans have four seats. McCarthy planned to meet with Greene in-person this week, but there’s not exactly any compelling indication that she’s going to acknowledge any kind of wrongdoing.

In coming days, the Senate will take up the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, and recently, Romney was one of only five GOP Senators who voted in favor of moving forward with the trial at all. A full 45 Republican Senators voted against moving forward.

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