A group of members of the House have introduced a resolution for the censure of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) after she compared Joe Biden to Adolf Hitler on social media early last month.
The comparison is obviously utterly ridiculous, and it stands to disgrace those actually victimized by Hitler and dictatorial leaders like him. In no way does the intense victim complex so popular among Trump and his supporters mean there’s any kind of legitimate comparison between Biden or other prominent Democratic leaders and someone like Hitler or Stalin. (The “Communism” accusation is also repeatedly employed against Dems. As shouldn’t have to be said, no leading Democrat is actually proposing “Communism,” and anyone who tries to convince observers otherwise is a liar or inept to a laughably extreme degree.) The censure resolution, from Democratic Reps. Brad Schneider (Ill.), Nikema Williams (Ga.), Brenda L. Lawrence (Mich.), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), and Kathy Manning (N.C.), could be voted on after the midterm elections. (The House won’t be meeting before Election Day.)
Greene has previously run into this kind of controversy, having compared U.S. restrictions associated with COVID-19 to actions of the Nazi regime, which is obviously another utterly nonsensical comparison. Schneider prepared a censure resolution in connection to that incident, but after she apologized, he didn’t introduce it. “Her recent comments demonstrate that clearly, she has not learned, or worse perhaps, she doesn’t care,” Schneider said this week, calling for bipartisan support for the censure move. “She continues to dismiss the horrors of the Holocaust and use vile comparisons to incite her fans and divide our nation. Her hateful rhetoric has no place in our politics and certainly not in the chambers of Congress. She owes the American people, the survivors and families of those persecuted by the Nazis, and every family of what is still the ‘Greatest Generation’ an apology.”
Greene remains excluded from all committees in the House after she drew criticism for having — before she secured her current position — seemingly expressed support for violence against Democrats, although a Republican victory in the midterms handing the party control of the House would presumably mean she would return to roles on committees. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) was censured this Congress after he posted an edited video depicting him committing violence against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), so there is some precedent.