Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell known as freshman Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s “loony lies” a “most cancers” on the GOP as Home Democrats transfer to have her faraway from her positions on two committees.
“Loony lies and conspiracy theories are most cancers for the Republican Celebration and our nation,” McConnell (R-Ky.) mentioned in a assertion launched to The Hill late Monday.
“Anyone who’s steered that maybe no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying college shootings have been pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane shouldn’t be residing in actuality. This has nothing to do with the challenges going through American households or the sturdy debates on substance that may strengthen our social gathering.”
Greene, who was elected in November to symbolize a northwest Georgia congressional district, instantly shot again at McConnell.
“The true most cancers for the Republican Celebration is weak Republicans who solely know the best way to lose gracefully. That is why we’re shedding our nation,” Greene mentioned on Twitter.
Home Democrats on Monday warned Home Minority Chief Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) that they might transfer forward with laws to take away Greene from the Schooling and Price range committees except he yanks her first.
The invoice says, “Consultant Marjorie Taylor Greene ought to be faraway from her committee assignments in mild of conduct she has exhibited.”
The rookie consultant has come underneath intense criticism following experiences that she had favored social media posts about killing former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
She has additionally embraced conspiracy theories pushed by the QAnon motion that the college shootings at Sandy Hook, Conn., and Parkland, Fla., have been staged occasions.
Greene defended herself in an interview on One America Information Community on Monday night.
She blamed the “bloodthirsty media” for attacking her with the identical playbook they used towards former President Donald Trump for 4 years.
“What you see is that they’re bringing out little items of issues after which they’re twisting them into the story that they need the general public to imagine about me,” she mentioned.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Sick.) mentioned he would vote to take away Greene from the committees.
“I’d definitely vote her off committee. By way of eviction, I’m unsure as a result of I’m type of within the center. I believe a district has each proper to place who they need there. However we have now each proper to take a stand and say, ‘You don’t get a committee.’ And we positively want to do this,” Kinzinger mentioned Sunday on NBC Information’ “Meet the Press.”
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) hit again at Greene over the weekend when she touted getting help from Trump in a telephone name.
“I’m so grateful for his help and extra importantly the folks of this nation are completely 100% loyal to him as a result of he’s 100% loyal to the folks and America First,” she mentioned in a Twitter posting.
Romney responded: “Lies of a feather flock collectively: Marjorie Taylor Greene’s nonsense and the ‘large lie’ of a stolen election,” he mentioned on Twitter.