Now that firebrand Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has been fired from all of her committee assignments, she has ample time to stir up the House of Representatives. The pro-Trumpster decided it would a good time to introduce two highly controversial bills.
One of her bills would delete the current National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Dr. Anthony Fauci’s government salary. She would do this even after Dr. Fauci dedicated 50 years of his life to serving America and was key to managing the pandemic.
Her Fire Fauci Act would end the career of the nation’s top virologist. She wrote that the salary cut would stay in place until a replacement was “confirmed by the Senate.” Apparently, Greene is not as smart as she thinks she is. Fauci’s position is not subject to Senate confirmation.
Then, she came up with her We Will Not Comply Act. The purpose of this bill was to “ban” vaccine passports. These would prove that Americans had their coronavirus shot(s) and would be business-led, not a governmental passport. After the implementation of the passports system, interstate business travel could open again.
No one in the Democratic-led House and Senate holds much hope of her bills passing. However, these two bills mark an “escalation of Greene’s criticism” over President Biden’s treatment of the pandemic. It seems that 54.4 million vaccinated Americans are not enough for her, NPR reported:
‘Since COVID-19 vaccine distribution began in the United States on Dec. 14, more than 150 million doses have been administered, fully vaccinating over 54.4 million people or 16.4% of the total U.S. population.’
Greene came into the House of Representatives leading with her face, toting her gun, and clutching her wild conspiracies. However, her criticisms have fallen with heavy clunks. People fear her “health guidelines” could hurt Americans’ trust in government officials’ coronavirus advice.
Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) said, The USA Today Newspaper reported:
‘[Greens’ legislation show] why Members of Congress need good staff. [Such a staff] helps prevent us from introducing stupid, nonsensical bills.’
But Greene belongs to a morbid group whose members share her criticism of Fauci and vaccine passports. Other Republican legislators were on Fauci’s case when the pandemic first emerged.
Many governors share Greene’s conspiracy theories about vaccine passports. Even though, these little cards could make it easier to access specific buildings, concerts, movies, and other events.
In addition, Dr. Fauci has not had a close relationship with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). But Paul’s neighbor disliked him, too, so much that he beat up the senator. Paul told Dr. Fauci that wearing masks were “theater.” The top researcher responded directly to put Paul’s conspiracy theory to bed.
Then, there is the nonconforming Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R). Just this week, he told his GOP-ruled state Congress to pass legislation “forbidding the passports.”
In March, 49 percent of Republican men intended to refuse a COVID-19 vaccination, according to the PBS NewsHour.
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