In recent comments on Twitter, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) raised the prospect of what she referred to as a “national divorce,” which she approvingly discussed in response to a Twitter thread that suggested temporarily eliminating the voting rights of individuals who move from Democratic-leaning states to Republican ones. Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) is among those who’ve had enough of Greene’s antics — in his own comments on Twitter, he called for Greene’s removal from Congress.
As Bowman pointedly put it:
‘The fact that a sitting Member of Congress is toying with the idea of a civil war 8 days before January 6 should alarm everyone. We expelled 14 Members in 1861 for supporting the confederacy. Why does Marjorie Taylor Greene still have her seat? She must be expelled.’
The fact that a sitting Member of Congress is toying with the idea of a civil war 8 days before January 6 should alarm everyone.
We expelled 14 Members in 1861 for supporting the confederacy. Why does Marjorie Taylor Greene still have her seat?
She must be expelled.
— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) December 29, 2021
Greene, for her part, insisted in a Twitter thread that a so-called national divorce wouldn’t entail a civil war… but no after-the-fact attempt to do clean-up will change the fact that civil war is an easily drawn implication of her remarks. Overall, she has shown — even while complaining about a supposed lack of respect for Republicans — that she doesn’t respect hardworking people of the United States who vote for Democratic candidates. Greene insisted that she “will NOT apologize when I muse or discuss ideas that stop Democrat voters and donors, who are moving out of the shitholes they created with their Democrat votes and donations, from ruining GREAT red states by bringing your disastrous ideas and destructive votes with you.” She added that Republicans “don’t want your blue votes ruining our red home states!”
NEW: Despite her anti-vax talking points, Marjorie Taylor Greene has invested thousands in stock of Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson, @newsweek confirms.
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) December 28, 2021
Later on, Greene ranted that she refuses to tolerate “Democratic Communism,” which is a startlingly ignorant thing to say. The policies that are pushed by the bulk of the Democratic Party have essentially nothing to do, at all, in any respect, with Communism. Can Greene even define Communism? It’s as though she’s just maniacally rambling, pulling scary-sounding phrases out of thin air, and hoping something resonates with her followers — and it’s embarrassing. It’s impossible to have any sort of meaningful discussion about policies with people when they resort to raving lunacy like this on a regular basis.
Marjorie Taylor Greene just referred to her political opponents as an infestation of “termites.” In Rwanda’s genocide, Hutu killers referred to Tutsis as “cockroaches.” Such rhetoric is the language of dehumanization and it’s extremely dangerous—and can incite political violence. pic.twitter.com/oNpLhGBxNN
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) December 29, 2021