We could certainly do with less disinformation and fewer crazy officials in Congress in this era of United States history. Yet here we are, with conspiracy theorist and crude mean girl Marjorie Taylor Greene now representing Georgia’s 14th congressional district. It’s difficult to parse how much of Rep. Greene’s lunacy is because she’s an attention-seeker and how much of her nonsense she actually believes; it’s most likely a toxic stew of both, seasoned liberally with far-right nonsense.
While Rep. Greene perpetuates the Big Lie in claiming that President-elect Biden didn’t truly win the election (he did indeed win it, and the win was decisive), she claims that her own election was of course entirely legitimate. The last time I checked, Rep. Greene ran in the same election on November 3rd that Biden ran in. If she wants to continue with the Big Lie, then she also needs to answer questions about her own election legitimacy.
Rep. Greene is dangerous in her promulgation of the Big Lie, her association with QAnon quackery, and her sympathies for domestic terrorists. Her dissemination of falsehoods via incoherent ramblings even got her Twitter account suspended for a few hours on Sunday evening. After the past few years of regression and boundless corruption in this country, we need honest and progressive leaders. Progress will be in closer reach if chaotic and confused members of Congress like Rep. Greene would just stay out of our government; let’s hope she steps aside or that her constituents ensure she’s a one-term representative.