McConnell calls Greene views cancer for Republican Party

McConnell calls Greene views cancer for Republican Party
Image Source

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has admonished Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, calling her views cancer for the Republican Party.

While Sen. McConnell did not directly name controversial Rep. Greene, his statements slammed the Georgia Republican’s “loony lies and conspiracy theories” as a “cancer” for the Republican Party.

McConnell said: “Loony lies and conspiracy theories are cancer for the Republican Party and our country. 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. This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”

In response to McConnell’s statements, Greene tweeted that “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.”

Twitter suspension

In Mid-January, Twitter temporarily suspended the account of Greene for repeatedly violating its new rules.

ADVERTISEMENT

A Twitter spokesperson said that the account of Greene, US Representative for Georgia’s 14th congressional district, was temporarily suspended for repeated violations of rules implemented following the Capitol riots.

The Twitter spokesperson explained: “The account referenced has been temporarily locked out for multiple violations of our civic integrity policy.”

Rep. Greene’s account was suspended after she tweeted a conspiracy-laden thread about the Georgia Senate elections earlier on Sunday. Some of her tweets received warning labels on the platform, which read: “This claim about election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be replied to, Retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence.”

In response to her suspension, Greene called on the US Congress to “act swiftly” to “protect free speech in America.”

She said: “Conservative Americans shouldn’t be afraid to speak their mind. They shouldn’t have to fear being cancelled by American corporations where they work, do business, and use services.”

“They shouldn’t be scared into submission by Socialists who want to end their way of life,” Greene added.

CNN KFile report

Last week, the Georgia representative received tremendous criticism after a CNN KFile report revealed that she had repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democratic politicians in 2018 and 2019 prior to her election.

Greene liked a comment in a January 2019 post which said “a bullet to the head would be quicker” to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She also liked comments about executing FBI agents who she deems to be part of the “deep state” working against Trump.

Aside from her track record of incendiary rhetoric, such as Islamophobic and anti-Semitic comments, the congresswoman is also known for her links to the QAnon conspiracy theory. A 2018 video also recently resurfaced, showing Greene confronting Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg.

In response to these issues, House Democrats are moving to remove her from committee assignments. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer gave House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy of California 72 hours to remove Greene from her committee assignments or Democrats will bring the issue to the House floor.

ADVERTISEMENT