Not one to let a day go by without stirring up some sort of inanity, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) just couldn’t keep her Twitter account non-controversial this weekend. Greene is the de facto spokesperson for the House GOP, since minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is unusually weak, and the GOP has decided to embrace QAnon and its cultish following. This is what it’s like to have an immature mean person in Congress; Greene simply lacks the stability, intellect, or basic decency to serve in the House. Alas, the lack of decency is something that is common amongst her colleagues in the QAnon party.
The focus of Greene’s ire this weekend is Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA). Rep. Herrera Beutler offered information pertinent to the impeachment trial and encouraged others to testify against the former president. Herrera Beutler publicly acknowledges, unlike most other congressional Republicans, that the previous president was aware of the Capitol attack last month and that he knowingly incited the deadly insurrection.
On Friday night, Greene made this dubious statement against Herrera Beutler via Twitter: “The gift that keeps on giving to the Democrats. First voting to impeach innocent President Trump, then yapping to the press and throwing @GOPLeader under the bus, and now a tool as a witness for the Democrats running the circus trial. The Trump loyal 75 million are watching.”
Greene is wrong that 75 million are staunchly loyal to Trump, that the trial is illegitimate, and that Trump is innocent. Greene is wrong to make a thinly veiled threat against her House colleague. Greene already has a history of reckless behaviors and unsavory actions. This latest potshot could encourage violence from pro-Trump factions we already know to be susceptible to violence and unlawful behavior in the name of their previous president.