As most everyone knows, Marjorie Taylor-Greene took her inner ass out for a walk yesterday during a hearing with Homeland Security Director. Alejandro Mayorkas. She called the secretary a “liar” and blamed him for fentanyl deaths around the country. Obviously, no one overdosed on anything during the Trump administration.
Her behavior violated the House rule against impugning the character of the witness. The tirade forced Chairman Mark Green, a Republican of Tennessee, to shut down her questioning and bar her from speaking for the rest of the hearing.
But today is the day that the fallout is really setting in. According to CNN:
The outburst took up considerable time during the hearing and threatened to overshadow Mayorkas’s testimony – to the frustration of Republican committee members. A source close to Green said the chairman was furious with the congresswoman’s behavior and planned to privately reprimand her, and also said he would encourage Speaker Kevin McCarthy to remove her from the committee if she ever had an outburst like that again.
Oh, come on! It is not a “reprimand” if it’s done privately! We, the American public, pay taxes. Our taxes should cover the expense of seeing a public reprimand.
GOP lawmakers on the committee, speaking on condition of anonymity, told CNN that Greene’s behavior was an unnecessary distraction and complained they had to waste valuable hearing time over the dust-up. Rep. Tony Gonzales of Texas, who called Greene a “friend” that he has hosted in his district, said the incident was “unfortunate” and supported the chairman’s decision to silence her.
And this is where you see MTG’s power in the party. Indeed, the more she acts like an ass, the more power she accrues because Trump loves it when people act like asses and fight. Plus, Trump calls everyone a liar! If any of them had any power themselves, they wouldn’t have to speak “anonymously.” Bunch of babies.
But MTG doubled down on her rhetoric, accusing her GOP colleagues of “doing the bidding” of Dems.
That’ a girl! If you’re not calling them liars and [basically] drug dealers, you’re just doing the business of the Dems! MGT is in the House to call Dems Mother FFFFFFs and climbing over benches with her gun out, and stop the Dems’ bidding!
Oh, and there’s this:
But MTG doubled down on her rhetoric, accusing her GOP colleagues of “doing the bidding" of Dems.
She told me went to McCarthy’s office to talk about it & said to him: “I don’t know how we’re ever going to accomplish anything when we can’t call people a liar when they’re lying.”
— Melanie Zanona (@MZanona) April 19, 2023
Oh, that will do a lot of good. She went to McCarthy to blow… to complain that everyone was mean to her. McCarthy is going to have to start telling the Committee people to shut up, lest she put McCarthy’s nuts back in a bottle and hide them again.
Marj? IF a witness is lying, you take your report with the numbers or the factual statements and ask the witness why his or her answer is different. You don’t simply declare them to be a liar.
But I bet that the “lie” was her opinion and couldn’t be backed up by numbers or reports.
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