Republicans are divided on what to do about conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), whose support of online calls for the execution of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and contribution to the incitement of the insurrectionist attack against the Capitol has led some of her colleagues to say they feel unsafe working with her. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, however, is not divided on the issue. He made statements during an interview about the “cancer on the GOP” that people like Greene have become without ever mentioning her name. The Lincoln Project wants to make sure Greene knows it was about her.
The Lincoln Projects presents a message from Mitch McConnell to Marjorie Taylor Greene. pic.twitter.com/iSgv8HiHwu
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) February 4, 2021
Just a month after her swearing-in, Greene has been exposed for having liked and commented on calls for executing some of her colleagues, chasing and harassing a teenage survivor of a school shooting, supporting QAnon theories about Democrats and Hollywood actors sexually abusing and drinking the blood of children, and spread a conspiracy theory about Jewish billionaires controlling space and using a Jewish laser beam to start the wildfires in California.
If she had any other job, someone would have called in mental help and led her out of the building. Some Republicans, however, are perfectly fine with Greene’s violent, racist, anti-semitic rhetoric.
Instead of stripping Greene of her committee assignments, including her assignment to the House Education Committee, these Republicans are arguing that Greene should not be silence for having her own views. Some of those same Republicans voted to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her position as the third highest-ranking member of the House GOP and want a vote on ousting Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for criticizing Jewish lobbying organizations that fund the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
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