There is an idiom that perfectly describes both hardened criminals and pathological liars; it besides perfectly describes Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Most radical person apt heard the idiom – “The tiger can’t alteration his stripes.” The meaning is wide to immoderate semi-conscious quality being that “One can’t change one’s essential nature.” Marjorie Taylor Greene surely can’t alteration her indispensable quality and it is astir definite she doesn’t privation to.
Despite telling members of the House in January of this twelvemonth that her past statements, enactment for batsh*t brainsick Q-Anon conspiracy theories, and enactment for unit against her perceived governmental enemies “do not correspond me,” it is glaringly evident they specify precisely who she is; a dangerously demented quality being with nary concern being anyplace near the halls of powerfulness and influence.
Regardless what Taylor Greene says erstwhile confronted with her past untoward remarks, they decidedly correspond who she is.
Apparently, nary substance what Greene told House members astir the alteration successful her thinking, the complete opposite is true. According to a leaked video of Greene suggesting that bully Alabama residents volition person an accidental to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights against President Biden’s fictitious “police authorities friends,” she inactive supports unit towards her perceived governmental enemies; successful this lawsuit they are President Biden’s friends.
The “friends” Greene alluded to were alleged operatives being “sicced” connected the state to encourage Alabama residents to support themselves, their families, and their communities by getting the COVID-19 vaccine. She was speaking to a radical of Republicans successful the authorities that is 1 of the slightest vaccinated successful the country; a favoritism the Republicans successful attendance were arrogant of. She said:
“You fortunate radical successful Alabama mightiness get a knock connected your doorway due to the fact that I hear Alabama mightiness beryllium one of the astir unvaccinated states successful the nation.”
The assemblage cheered astatine the distinction of being a COVID-19 sidesplitting field and Greene continued:
“Well, Joe Biden wants to travel speech to you guys. He’s going to beryllium siccing 1 of his constabulary authorities friends to your beforehand door, take down your sanction … and ask whether you’ve taken the vaccine oregon not. What they don’t cognize is successful the South we Love our Second Amendment rights, and we’re not large connected strangers showing up connected our beforehand door.”
Obviously the proposition was that Alabama residents would respond to a sound connected the doorway with gunfire. This conception of Americans utilizing their 2nd Amendment rights against perceived governmental enemies is thing new, particularly for Greene.
In 2019 Greene expressed support for online comments that “the quickest mode to region House Speaker Pelosi from powerfulness would beryllium a slug to the head.” She besides was featured successful a Facebook station hoisting an assault limb pointed at 3 Democratic House members with the caption “The Squad’s worst nightmare.”
Now she is suggesting that if, and that is simply a humongous if, people representing the authorities do come seeking to promote Alabama residents to get vaccinated, they volition beryllium met by Alabamians who emotion their 2nd Amendment and hatred strangers showing up astatine their beforehand doors.
Greene is simply a unsafe monster, and her past statements do, successful fact, correspond every horrible happening the dirty Republican stands for.
This is becoming a recurring taxable with the likes of Greene and her traveling spouse Matt Gaetz. Gaetz, immoderate whitethorn remember, distinguished himself arsenic different nasty Republican suggesting insurrection by telling an audience successful May of this year:
“We person a Second Amendment successful this country, and I deliberation we person an work to usage it. The Second Amendment, this is simply a small past acquisition for each the fake quality media, the Second Amendment is not about, it’s not astir hunting, it’s not astir recreation, it’s not astir sports. The Second Amendment is astir maintaining wrong the citizenry the quality to support an equipped rebellion against the government if that becomes necessary.” (author bold)
Both Greene and Gaetz don’t person to order their acolytes to instrumentality up arms against the government, but their accordant messaging is that equipped unit against the authorities oregon authorities agents is acceptable. Sadly, they person followers who instrumentality those messages to bosom and Americans were witnesser to that during Trump’s January 6 insurrection and failed coup attempt.
Greene likes to deterioration a disguise touting “free speech,” but according to the Supreme Court that benignant of speech, inciting violence against the government, is not covered wrong the 1stAmendment.
Marjorie Taylor Greene should person been kicked retired of the House of Representatives connected the archetypal time of the session. Based on the latest incidental wherever it is definite her past statements do, in fact, correspond her quality she should beryllium summarily removed immediately. However, Republicans know that doing truthful would invoke the wrath of their demigod soiled Donald Trump – and everyone witnessed what happened connected January 6th when Trump gets angry: radical die.
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