Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) isn’t taking well to the release of planning materials for the “America First Caucus,” a pro-Trump group of members of Congress that she was reported to be developing alongside Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), another far-right provocateur.
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A new America First Caucus — led by @mtgreenee and @RepGosar — is recruiting people to join based on “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” architectural style that “befits the progeny of European architecture”
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Besides some familiarly nonsensical stuff about supposed “mass voter fraud” during the 2020 presidential race, the America First Caucus document also called the United States “a nation with a border, and a culture, strengthened by a common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions.” The Anglo-Saxons were early inhabitants of England — meaning, in short, that the America First Caucus was apparently pledging allegiance to white history.
Greene freaked out on Twitter after the release of the America First Caucus document. She characterized the material as “a staff level draft proposal from an outside group,” but besides her more substantive rebuttal, she also insisted that “liars & psychotic left wing communists in the media who only care about self-awarded Pulitzers, clicks for cash, and pushing weak politicians around” are the ones who “really [run] this country.” This bizarrely conspiratorial language mirrors anti-Semitic conspiracy theories alleging that financially well off Jews in the media are pulling societal strings.
Going on, Greene also complained about the usage of the term “Jewish Space Lasers” to paraphrase her documented past suggestion that space-based lasers controlled by the Rothschilds (a wealthy Jewish family) may have been responsible for wildfires in California. She said that the media “made up” the term, but that’s not an accurate reflection of what happened. The phrase is clearly a paraphrase of what she actually said, and a summary does not equate to deception. She’s just being ignorant.
Greene self-righteously added as follows:
‘I believe in America First with all my heart and that means every American, of every race, creed, and color. I will never back down and I will never stop fighting for America First. There are tens of millions of Americans who agree… I have plans to drive President Trump’s America First agenda with my Congressional colleagues but we won’t let the media or anyone else push the narrative. America First policies will save this country for all of us, our children, and ultimately the world.’
Read Greene’s comments below:
She sounds delusional — although she’s not the only one who has characterized Trumpism as some kind of salvation for the world at large! During a recent Fox appearance, Eric Trump (the ex-president’s son) claimed that his father “definitely saved tens of millions of lives around the world, because everybody’s taking our vaccines and everybody’s using them.” There is no meaningful evidence for the laughable idea that it’s the famously incompetent Donald Trump who was the linchpin for the vaccine development process.