Marjorie Taylor Greene immediately distinguished herself as one of the worst and most dangerous members of Congress, having incited and assisted the right-wing extremists who launched the Capitol insurrection in just her first few days in office. Now, as more incendiary social media posts come to light, Democrats have seen enough.
Tonight, Rep. Jimmy Gomez of California said he was working to immediately remove Rep. Greene from office.
Greene’s assistance for violent insurrectionists appears to fit a pattern. As we’re discovering, Greene spent the last few years encouraging the murders of Democratic members of Congress on social media:
Greene, who represents Georgia's 14th Congressional District, frequently posted far-right extremist and debunked conspiracy theories on her page, including the baseless QAnon conspiracy which casts former President Donald Trump in an imagined battle against a sinister cabal of Democrats and celebrities who abuse children.
In one post, from January 2019, Greene liked a comment that said "a bullet to the head would be quicker" to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In other posts, Greene liked comments about executing FBI agents who, in her eyes, were part of the "deep state" working against Trump.
This should come as no surprise — she also called school shootings “false flags” and spread conspiracy theories about it. What’s really scary is that she’s far from alone; expelling Greene will only put a dent in the far-right sedition caucus.
There is a new class of fringe radical right-wing trolls entering Congress this year, which also includes Reps. Madison Cawthorn and crime enthusiast Lauren Boebert. They join resident right-wing conspiracy degenerates like Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, and Mo Brooks, among others.
The latter three coordinated with the leaders of the coup attempt, encouraging them and recording rally hype videos for their followers. Boebert seems to have played an active role on the day of the coup attempt, which is a whole new level of treason. Rep. Mikie Sherrill, a moderate Democrat from New Jersey and a Navy veteran, suggested earlier this month that she saw Republicans giving rioters tours of the Capitol the day before the insurrection took place. Capitol Police confirmed that there is an active investigation into the accusation, while Boebert seemed to accidentally confirm it on Twitter. Still no word on the results yet, but it’s unlikely that a long investigation would be followed by a quick exoneration.
Even scarier is the fact that most Republicans are going to be too afraid to vote for this expulsion measure. They realize that their base is so rabid and hateful and brainwashed by Trump Inc. that it will be politically safer for them to vote against expelling a colleague who actually wants them dead. Gerrymandering and closed primaries have turned the GOP into a fringe minority party with outsized power, and it’s allowing these maniacal terrorists to gain control of the government.
Greene, in fact, won her primary in a safe red district by being the most extreme candidate out there. Republicans initially tried to condemn and distance themselves from Greene this summer, when her racist, anti-Semitic, and Islamophobic videos came to light. Then she won the primary runoff in August, leading Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to come around and support her. He didn’t see much of a risk — her Democratic opponent dropped out in September, leaving her to run unopposed. This is how gerrymandering kills democracy.
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