Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is facing a growing number of critics from within the Republican party over controversial words and actions she engaged in prior to becoming a congresswoman.
No top Republicans, however, have thus far called for Greene to be punished either with expulsion or censure, nor have they stated she should resign.
CNN reported that in 2019 Greene ‘liked’ controversial comments on social media, including one that said “a bullet to the head would be quicker” in a discussion to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Following that report, a video re-emerged showing Greene harassing anti-gun zealot David Hogg near the Capitol.
Greene faces mounting calls for repercussions over her words, actions and social media behavior https://t.co/NVrHNNGqMU
— Chris Marquette (@ChrisMarquette_) January 28, 2021
Republicans Turn Their Back on Marjorie Taylor Greene
Some Republicans have voiced their concerns over Marjorie Taylor Green’s past which dabbled in Qanon conspiracy theories, liking violent comments, and harassing political opponents.
Michele Exner, a spokesperson for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, indicated he would be having a “conversation” with Greene over these comments and actions.
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Exner also called the reports on Greene “deeply disturbing.”
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) described the comments as “repugnant” in a statement to CNN, while Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) condemned them in a statement.
— Forbes (@Forbes) January 28, 2021
Democrats Refuse to Condemn Their Own Extreme Rhetoric
The timing of the media attacks against Marjorie Taylor Greene can hardly be ignored.
Last week, on President Joe Biden’s first full day in office, Greene officially filed articles of impeachment in the House of Representatives, as she promised she would.
“President Joe Biden is unfit to hold the office of the Presidency,” she said in a statement. “His pattern of abuse of power as President Obama’s Vice President is lengthy and disturbing.”
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) January 21, 2021
None of her accusations are untrue, so the media has instead pivoted to dredging up past controversial statements.
All the while, they allow current extremist rhetoric from Democrats to poison the political well.
Greene liking a comment about using a “bullet” to remove Pelosi from office is indeed reprehensible.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers would likely need more funding for security to protect them not just from outside threats, but also potentially from their own colleagues, whom she described as ‘the enemy within’ https://t.co/aPSyvvEMfO pic.twitter.com/jRYqHMekdz
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 29, 2021
So is accusing Republicans of being the “enemy within,” asserting that Democrat lawmakers are fearful of that “enemy,” as Pelosi herself said.
This rhetoric from @SpeakerPelosi could incite violence against members of the GOP in the House.
Impeach and remove her. https://t.co/aNwr3bDzh6
— Fuzzy Chimp (@fuzzychimpcom) January 28, 2021
Or, as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) did, inciting violence against Republicans by accusing them of attempted murder.
I am happy to work with Republicans on this issue where there’s common ground, but you almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago so you can sit this one out.
Happy to work w/ almost any other GOP that aren’t trying to get me killed.
In the meantime if you want to help, you can resign. https://t.co/4mVREbaqqm
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 28, 2021
Or, when Maxine Waters (D-CA) told her followers to accost Republicans at the grocery store.
Or, when Cory Booker (D-NJ) told supporters that they need to “get up in the face” of some members of Congress.
No, those calls to violence are perfectly fine. Democrats will always rally around their own no matter how despicable their past comments or behavior.
Republicans will all-too-willingly throw Marjorie Taylor Greene to the wolves.