More and more Republicans are speaking out against their party member Marjorie Taylor Greene in the US Senate. That newly elected Congresswoman from Georgia has been spouting completely crazy conspiracy theories for years, such as staging the Sandy Hook and Parkland shootings that killed dozens of children. Her party is considering her position.
Yesterday, Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republicans in the Senate, already called Taylor Greene a “cancerous tumor” for his party in an unprecedentedly serious charge. Many party members fear that its statements and positions will only harm the party in the coming years. The Democrats, meanwhile, are doing everything they can to portray Taylor Greene as the face of the Republican party as much as possible.
In particular, senators are openly disapproving of their fellow party members, such as John Thune, the Republican senator from South Dakota and member of the party council. According to him, the House faction must make a choice. ‘Do they want to be the party of limited government and fiscal responsibility, of a free market, peace through strength, the right to life, or do they want to be the party of conspiracy theories and QAnon? That is the decision they have to make. This distracts them too much, in a bad way.’
‘I think our party should make it very clear that it does not represent us in any way,’ said Republican Senator Mitt Romney from Utah. ‘Our big tent is not big enough to accommodate conservatives and madmen alike.’
‘Either insane or a sadist’
In the House, the Republican faction leader, Kevin McCarthy, sat with Taylor Greene for hours yesterday before chairing his group’s steering committee. He met for more than an hour to discuss the Congressman’s position, who sits on two committees. She may lose her position there, but the steering committee was unable to reach a consensus on this, yesterday.
Her seat on the Parliamentary Education Committee is particularly sensitive, given her position that the 2018 massacre of 17 deaths at Parkland High School in Florida was staged to curtail the right to gun possession.
Recently, a video surfaced in which she chased and harassed a survivor of the shooting, David Hogg, before he would testify in Congress.
“I would have a very difficult time with her position on the shootings and her seat on the committee,” said Republican Senator Kevin Cramer of North Dakota. “You also get real authority through moral authority.”
The two Republican senators from Florida themselves, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, have also strongly criticized Taylor Greene’s positions. Rubio called her “either insane or a sadist”. “These were real families,” he referred to the victims of the Parkland shooting. “These were real children who died.”
“Republicans are obsessing over me”
Marjorie Taylor Greene herself is not pleased with her party’s comments. “Too bad a few Republican Senators are obsessing over me, instead of preparing to defend President Trump from the rabid radical left.” “Focus on ending the witch hunt. Do your job!” In the Senate, the impeachment percentage against ex-president Donald Trump is likely to start next week for his role in the storming of the Capitol on January 6.
Forest fires by laser beam
The 46-year-old politician has claimed in the past that no plane flew into the Pentagon in the September 11, 2001 attacks. She claims that Bill and Hillary Clinton are responsible for the death of former President John F. Kennedy’s son, who was killed in a plane crash. She also gave likes on social media posts calling for the murder of Nancy Pelosi, the House’s Democratic leader.
However, Marjorie Taylor Greene’s most bizarre theory seems to be the one about the California wildfires in November 2018 that killed 85 people. According to the former fitness manager, these are caused “by a laser beam from space”.
‘A laser beam from a satellite was supposed to beam energy back to solar panels, but it missed a transmitter receiving station,’ she stated at the time. ‘With the help of (the billionaires of) the Rothschilds, the Californian power supplier PG&E was able to make the necessary space for the development of a new gigantic railway network.’