Having been kicked off of all of her House committees, MTG has little to do in return for the $174,000 of U.S. taxpayer money she “earns,” other than to make life miserable for respectable and responsible colleagues who, unlike her, are not neo-fascists colluding to destroy our delicate democracy.
Her latest headline-hogging attempt at relevance was to harass Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), one of only two Republican members of Congress willing to shine a light on the events leading up to the January 6, 2021 Trump-induced insurrection, for voting to refer Steve Bannon to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution for contempt of Congress. Bannon is allegedly the gray eminence behind Trump’s foiled (for now) coup d’etat.
Pity the people of Georgia’s 14th congressional district. They are represented in Congress by likely the most hyper-partisan and unquestionably least productive member, and that is saying something given Kevin (don’t call me Joe) McCarthy and his band of resident evils who have abandoned the GOP in favor of fascist fealty to the former aspiring despot. The folks in Greene’s district get nothing in return for their votes other than the shame and embarrassment of having sent perhaps the most disgraceful individual to ever pollute the halls of Congress.
A year from now, they will have an opportunity to correct their mistake. According to news reports, a good number of Greene’s 2020 supporters are harboring second thoughts. They believed that they were finally getting an advocate for their needs and grievances. Instead, they got a loose cannon conspi-racist whose social media posts are full of unhinged ravings, including: (1) that Jewish space lasers ignited California forest fires, (2) that school shootings that left families devastated for life by the deaths of their children were a hoax; (3) encouraging the execution of Democratic leaders; and (4) questioning if a plane actually crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. But NO legislation designed to improve their lives.
Greene is a shock-jock windbag, a publicity hound disrupter with the empathy, self-absorption and crudity of a female Donald Trump. She cares nothing for improving Americans’ lives. The tragedy and the danger, however, is that she is well on her way to becoming the face of what was once the party of constructive conservative values that could occasionally act as a check on the left’s wilder impulses. We are in very dangerous territory when people like her become Republican stars. With EVERY passing day, her GOP colleagues make it easier to be Greene.
October 29, 2021