Marjorie Taylor Greene Vs Rules Committee

Marjorie Taylor Greene Vs Rules Committee

Marjorie Taylor Greene Vs Rules Committee

Marjorie Taylor Greene, the freshman House member from Georgia, is certainly a lightning rod. She has made comments which are eyebrow-raising, to put it mildly — adhering to QAnon conspiracies, plus suggesting the Sandy Hook shooting and even 9/11 were false flag events. She also has claimed that Jews are responsible for non-white immigration.

And that’s just a sampling of her brain droppings.

So on Thursday, House Democrats will vote to strip her of committee assignments after House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy refused to do so on Wednesday. Greene currently sits on the Education and Labor Committee, as well as the Budget Committee. But apparently not for long.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said in a tweet that there is “no alternative.” The House must hold a floor vote.

“I spoke to Leader McCarthy this morning, and it is clear there is no alternative to holding a Floor vote on the resolution to remove Rep. Greene from her committee assignments. The Rules Committee will meet this afternoon, and the House will vote on the resolution tomorrow.”

And since the Dems hold the majority in the House, Greene can bid farewell to her committee assignments.

As for Marjorie Taylor Greene herself, she apologized to her GOP colleagues on the eve of the floor vote. Some of her colleagues even gave her a standing ovation. But it’s too little, too late. Soon she will be a member of a rare club of congress members: those who have been kicked off committees. Most of them had been convicted of actual crimes, although some expressed views that rankled party leadership — namely, Republican party leadership.

But while Democrats have become sanctimonious about Greene’s loony comments, they have no problem with the outrageous statements their side has made.

Allow me to elaborate.

For example, last year Sen. Chuck Schumer threatened two members of the Supreme Court, Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, while they were debating abortion legislation:

“I want to tell you Neil Gorusch, and you Brett Kavanaugh, you have unleashed a whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you, if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

Chief Justice John Roberts was not pleased with Schumer:

“Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous.”

Then there was Sen. Cory Booker, who told “Late Night” host Seth Myers that his hormones make him “feel like punching Trump,” who was president at the time.  Booker also told followers in 2018 to “get up in the face of some congresspeople.”

Speaking of getting in the face of people, who can forget the antics of Rep. Maxine Waters? She instructed her supporters to harass Trump staffers:

“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

Plus, in 2018 Sen. Tim Kaine advised liberals to fight — not just at the ballot box, but “in the streets.” Echoing Kaine was former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder:

“Michelle always says, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. No. When they go low, we kick them.”

And as for anti-Semites in Congress, consider Rep. Ilhan Omar, who supports the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement aimed at Israel. Also consider that last year the federal government declared the Global BDS movement to be anti-Semitic. Plus, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, another anti-Semite, removed Israel from the map in her congressional office.

Can you imagine the caterwauling of Democrats if Republicans had said or done such things? The GOP would’ve never heard the end of it. But Democrats don’t care if their membership engages in over-the-top rhetoric.

But back to Marjorie Taylor Greene.

She’s crazy. As a Republican, I find her embarrassing, and I wish she weren’t in Congress at all. But she is a duly elected representative of the 14th district of Georgia. She also trounced her Democrat opponent, who unofficially withdrew from the race. So it doesn’t matter what I think about her — her constituents put her into office, so they own her. Plus, if they don’t want her representing them anymore, they can vote her out in two years. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if some Georgia Republicans are looking to primary her.

Meanwhile, it’s time for the Republicans to stop bending over for Democrats because of Marjorie Taylor Greene. In fact, they should go full Honey Badger. After all, if the Dems don’t beat their breasts over their outrageous members, why should Republicans?

Greene/GOP

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In fact, by overreaching, the Democrats may be — as they say — hoisting themselves on their own petard. That’s because this is the first time in recent memory that a majority party has targeted minority committee spots. And should the GOP take the House in 2022, which is entirely plausible, they could do the same to Democrats they don’t like.

I hope Republicans in Marjorie Taylor Greene’s district put up a challenger in 2022, and I hope that candidate prevails. Send Greene packing back home to Georgia with her crank conspiracy theories. In the meantime, House Republicans should stand up to the Dems, and Dems in turn should be careful of what they wish for. Revenge is sweet.

 

Featured image: DonkeyHotey/flickr/cropped/CC BY 2.0. 

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

6 Comments
  • John Wilson says:

    Unfortunately in the realm of political payback, McCarthy has no spine. He talked tough when Trump was president and now he’s gone wobbly not disciplining his own leadership team when she goes off on her own running her mouth for democrat impeachment trial soundbites.

  • Truth Over Facts says:

    Ah, a QAnon Conspiracy adherent. Heck, Ashli Babbitt according to many in the press was a QAnon cultist Oh my, if I only had pearls to clutch. I see way too many otherwise reasonable people buy into the leftist’s playbook and lazily label anyone who might believe one or any of the theories of “Q” or espouse conservatie principles as a conspiracy nut. Boy, just look at the wikipedia entry on QAnon: “QAnon is a disproven and discredited far-right conspiracy theory alleging that a cabal of Satan-worshipping cannibalistic pedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotting against former U.S. president Donald Trump, who is fighting the cabal.” Really? Does anybody other than one or two people believe any of that crap. And yet, by off-handedly labelling somebody as a QAnon supporter you are doing the left’s work enabling them to label anyone that has right wing principles as today’s version of “Emmanuel Goldstein.” Otherwise, good article!

    • Kim Hirsch says:

      Thanks for reading, and I’ll take the compliment for the win, but I think you’ve jumped the gun here.

      “I see way too many otherwise reasonable people buy into the leftist’s playbook and lazily label anyone who might believe one or any of the theories of “Q” or espouse conservatie principles as a conspiracy nut.”

      And. . .

      “And yet, by off-handedly labelling somebody as a QAnon supporter you are doing the left’s work enabling them to label anyone that has right wing principles as today’s version of “Emmanuel Goldstein.”

      So if MTG didn’t buy into Q conspiracy tales, then why did she apologize Thursday on the House floor for believing in conspiracy tales? The story is here, from the New York Post, not a liberal publication. She also apologized to her fellow Republicans on Wednesday night, as I linked in my post.

      As far as the Wiki entry on QAnon about “a cabal of Satan-worshipping cannibalistic pedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotting against former U.S. president Donald Trump, who is fighting the cabal.” — I have no idea if MTG believes that or not. Nor did I say she does. Moreover, I used the term “QAnon” only once in the article because it’s a fact that MTG did espouse many of their theories.

      Does anybody other than one or two people believe any of that crap.

      I used to think that way, mainly because I don’t know anyone who espouses Q conspiracy. But I’ve learned that there are more out there than I thought, unfortunately. Still, they are not the voice of the Republican party, as the Democrats want Americans to believe. You might check out the great post by John Daniel Davidson in The Federalist. It’s here.

      Thanks for reading. But I am far from “clutching pearls,” as the overused cliché goes.

      • Truth Over Facts says:

        Thanks for the response Kim. Could you please delineate the specific QAnon conspiracy theories that are so troublesome other than maybe not being tethered to reality? I honestly couldn’t find the QAnon Organizational web page using my paltry web search skills. Or why does QAnon, even if espousing whacky theories, represent such a grave threat to America as to have our farless and upstanding FBI label QAnon a domestic terrorist threat? Is it a real defined movement with stated principles, theories, goals and preferred means of achieving them? I guess, although poorly stated in my previous missive, that gelatinous, amorphous catchall characteristic of the “QAnon adherent” label is troublesome in the manner that one can casually be labelled as such without any specificity as to the evil it presumably embodies or what particular conspiracy they may embrace or danger it may pose to our society. It is akin to being labelled a “Tea Partier” or, quelle horreur, an “extreme right winger” without anything more specific to define what that may mean in any specific instances. The article you link does indicate that MTG did profess that at one time she believed some QAnon theories but she too comes up short concerning the specific QAnon theories she may have believed or how it may present a threat. Finally, as you, I don’t know anyone who espouses QAnon conspiracies unless you count those I know that believe Trump was conspiratorially denied his second term through voter fraud and social media manipulation. I, however, unlike you have not “learned” that there are more out there than I thought but, then again, I don’t buy into the media reports that everyone or most everyone that supports Trump is QAnon. What is the source of your knowledge? Roughly how many are there?

        • Kim Hirsch says:

          I detect the sarcasm dripping from your fingers, so I will be brief.

          MGT was just thrown off her committees a couple of hours ago. She should not have been, since she is a duly elected official of Congress, representing the 14th District of Georgia. They now don’t have a voice on the Education and Labor or Budget Committee thanks to Democrats playing political games. Republicans need to fight back; 2022 is coming soon.

          That was the main point of my post. Sorry the single use of the word “QAnon” triggered you.

          We’re done here.

  • Quentin Q Quill says:

    Hey Lil’ Kim, did you happen to see Greene’s non-apology apology press conference? She actually said, “I was allowed to believe things that weren’t true.” She was “allowed” to believe things that weren’t true? Just who allowed her to believe things that weren’t true? The lizard people? The passive voice is working in overdrive in that statement. Like you

    I used to dismiss Qanon as being a bunch of loony conspiracy theories that few people followed. I changed my mind after talking with two volunteers at Republican county offices who were adherents of some Qanon conspiracies. These two people answered phones at their offices and interacted with the public .I also talked with the office person at a state Republican office who is the main person who answers the phone in their office. She told me that she and her mom, who she claimed is a doctor, had done extensive research and there is NO virus that is transmitted by asymptomatic people. When I told her that she was incorrect and asked her to explain how her assertion could be correct when there is no doubt that viruses such as HIV, hepatitis, and polio are spread by asymptomatic people, she had no reply. So sorry, I’ve come to realize that the portion of the GOP that is at best illogical and delusional, is much larger than I thought.

    Another example: I have a friend who works as the head cook at a sorority. His kitchen helper is an older woman who is a big Trump supporter. She made a remark at work, saying that she was glad Trump was president because the Obamas had not allowed the traditional Christmas tree lighting event at the White House to take place. My friend got out his phone and showed her some photos of the Obamas at the White House Christmas tree lighting event. She walked away without saying anything. Guess what the only new channel she watches is? If you guessed Fox News, you’re right! I could go on about examples like this, but I think this is sufficient. Heck, in a recent comment in Victory Girls, somebody recommended My Pillow Guy Mike Lindell’s “documentary” about voter fraud. Lindell is loon who is out of touch with reality, yet a reader of Victory Girls recommends his ludicrous documentary. Remember, Trump said he didn’t know anything about Qanon, but he did say the he knew that they liked him. All that mattered to Trump was that Qanon people liked him. He could have denounced them, but he knew it was in his best interests to keep them aboard the Trump train, so you can in part thank Trump for the influence of Qanon. GOP politicians are in part responsible for the festering growth of Qanon because instead of denouncing Qanon, they remained silent because they knew it was in their self interests to remain silent cowards lest they rile up Qanon and Trump. Welcome to the GQP! I’ve come to see that there are many people more people in the GQP who are out of touch with reality than I previously thought.

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