On Thursday, at a press availability outside the U.S. Capitol building, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) — an incendiary first-term Congresswoman and Trump ally — lashed out against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and other Republicans who have spoken out against the ex-president. Recently, Cheney publicly insisted that she does not think that Trump should have any role in the future of either the Republican Party or country, and Greene doesn’t appear to have taken kindly to this assessment. On Thursday, she called Cheney a “fool.”
Greene angrily commented as follows:
‘I’ll be happy to be very brutally honest about this: Liz Cheney and any other Republican that wants to make statements against President Donald J. Trump is a fool. They are disconnected with the base. They’re disconnected with Republican voters. Liz Cheney was censured in her state. Adam Kinzinger has been censured. Many of these Republicans that are turning their back on Trump — who they ran on, his coattails — have really lost themselves. They don’t represent Republicans. They don’t represent Republican voters, and the people are speaking out, and they know it.’
Check out her meltdown below:
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene: "Liz Cheney and any other Republican that wants to make statements against President Donald Trump is a fool." pic.twitter.com/lkGNLythqA
— The Hill (@thehill) February 25, 2021
While it’s true that the Wyoming GOP censured Cheney after she voted in favor of the impeachment of then-President Trump on a charge of incitement of insurrection following the storming of the Capitol last month, it’s also true that House Republicans voted on whether or not to keep Cheney in her present leadership position within the party — and Cheney won. She retained her position of leadership among House Republicans, and it wasn’t close.
In the absence of his Twitter account, Trump himself has been a bit constrained in his ability to lash out at his opponents, but he’s found a way. After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) publicly blamed Trump for last month’s Capitol rioting, Trump issued a belligerent, rambling statement in which he described the longtime Kentucky Senator as a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack.” The implication that Trumpism is somehow some kind of symbol of joy in the world is wild — the movement runs on hatred. Trump’s tweets alone — which are still available in reproduced form across the internet — prove this fact. At rally after rally, Trump’s followers chanted about jailing their Dear Leader’s political opponents.