As Democrats continue their relentless assault on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has jumped into the fray with a statement slamming the Georgia Republican 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. “This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”
While McConnell did not specifically call Greene out by name, he left little doubt about who he was referring to. Greene’s support of QAnon theories, the theories enumerated by McConnell above, and even stranger ones involving Rothschild-funded satellites starting wildfires in California have been thoroughly documented by the media in recent weeks.
We can’t really bring ourselves to defend Greene on any of these points, but we’re not sure McConnell should have felt compelled to reply in this way. After all, Democrats have some MTGs of their own, and you don’t see Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer rushing to condemn Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or Rashida Tlaib (to name a few). To us, this feels like the sequel to McConnell blaming Trump for what happened at the Capitol, and we’re struggling to understand why he suddenly finds it necessary to capitulate to the Media/Democrats.
It didn’t take long for Greene to fire back on Twitter: “The real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully. This is why we are losing our country.”
We may not agree with all of Greene’s positions, but she hit the nail on the head there.
By the way, if we’re about to start censuring and expelling lawmakers for buying into conspiracy theories, maybe we should move beyond Greene and start addressing every single Democrat who was perpetuating the baseless claim that Trump and Putin colluded to steal the 2016 election. That was the biggest conspiracy theory this country has ever been subjected to, and as far as we know, not a single True Believer on the left has recanted.
Compared with the damage that nonsense did to our country, Greene’s ideas about Jewish space leaders seem positively harmless.