Mitch McConnell must have a rock in his turtle shell, or maybe he finally figured out that Marjorie Taylor Greene is a freaking stick of dynamite wired to a grenade and he better do something to get it into a bucket of water, because he came out swinging today. The Hill:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday blasted Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s embrace of “loony lies and conspiracy theories” as a “cancer for the Republican Party.”
“Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality,” McConnell said in a statement first shared with The Hill. “This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”
McConnell didn’t mention Greene by name in his three-sentence statement, but his rare, scathing remarks about a freshman GOP lawmaker from the other chamber suggests he recognizes the potential damage her violent rhetoric and bizarre conspiracy theories could inflict on congressional Republicans as they try to take back both the House and Senate in next year’s midterms.
Marjorie is totally batshit, there is no question about that. Right now she’s making Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin seem measured and even demure by contrast. And she’s in her first few weeks on the job, never lose sight of that fact. Also, don’t lose sight of the fact that McConnell’s statement just ramped up the pressure on Kevin McCarthy.
“Of course she should be removed. While we can’t prevent her from calling herself a Republican, we can take a stand, and need to,” moderate GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) told The Hill on Monday evening.
But others fear removing her will further divide the conference, which is already embroiled in a civil war on where to turn next in a post-Trump era.
“It remains to be seen how big of an issue she is long term. She’s had a noisy entrance, but it’s unclear what she will be viewed as and whether she will even be known in the public psyche in Nov. 2022. She’s had a tough transition to Congress. I’m not sure we need to go to the wall on this right now,” one senior GOP lawmaker said.
“To quote Dean Wormer, we may have to put her on Double Secret Probation. … She’s been a member for 30 days. It’s still a little early, and I don’t blame Kevin for not clamping down on somebody at this point. I don’t think you need to strip someone of their committees this early.”
I disagree. Anybody who is talking about what a great idea it is to assassinate the Speaker of the House is somebody who needs to be stripped of committees, and then shown the door.
Kevin, Kevin, what will you do? McConnell is giving you a cue, will you pick up on it, or try to hide out and deny all is fine? We’re a little bit past pink and red Starbursts here, this is damned serious.
Nothing McConnell does surprises me, he is the biggest Asshole in the Senate.
He’s a bit late on that. After all, he backed Trmp for four years.
I have kin folk in Cedartown, GA, in the heart of Georgia’s 14th District. All were enthusiastic supporters of your favorite Republican. MTG is the rum punch for all of you, GOP. Enjoy.
And this, mind you, is on top of Republican Congress critters having the chutzpah to threaten industry lobbyists with cut-off access if the latter’s bosses don’t pay up campaign contributions. Yeah, good luck with that one. The usual play for industry folks is to get new puppets.
Margarine Gangrene is making that decision to stay away a lot easier, hence Mitch’s statement.
Those idiots might be talking tough now, but when the money Trump has been collecting into his PAC doesn’t get distributed to them (and it wouldn’t be enough to meet their needs anyway) they’ll be singing a different tune. I can just imagine these lobbyists when their intercom buzzes to tell them Congress Critter so and so is on the line – and them calling everyone into the room and taking the call on SPEAKER PHONE so the whole gang gets to enjoy the grovelling!
Margarine Gangrene… folks we got a winner. Of a nickname for a cancer on American politics.
But like cancer, it will feed the beast. To the GOP: enjoy the fruits of y’alls … stupidity and greed.
Create a cloned humanoid being with the combined DNA of Michelle Bachman and Sara Palin by growing it in a vat of (chemically) toxic sludge & animal waste & untreated slaughterhouse runoff with spent nuclear reactor fuel rods inserted, then take the grow product and giver he a partial lobotomy and jack her up on PCP and what do you have? Marjorie Taylor Greene!