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Democrats tell GOP leader to shove it after he begs them to help him weasel out of Marjorie Taylor-Greene jam

Democrats tell GOP leader to shove it after he begs them to help him weasel out of Marjorie Taylor-Greene jam

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Establishment Republicans seeking desperately to get back to the good old days of kitchen-table racism and plutocracy probably thought they were well rid of Donald Trump with his decisive loss in the 2020 election, but it’s clear that his hold on the party remains as strong as ever, thanks to his acolytes in Congress.

“How do you solve a problem like Marjorie?” is the question on everyone’s mind as videos of the newly elected Georgia Congresswoman endorsing bigoted and wildly delusional conspiracy theories continue to emerge with each passing day.

Wednesday’s Rep. Taylor-Greene dump showed her sharing an anti-Semitic video on social media that portrayed Jews trying to destroy Europe through Muslim immigration — a variant on the “great replacement” white supremacist conspiracy theory that was linked to the horrific massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Add your name to demand the Senate CONVICT DONALD TRUMP for inciting an insurrection agains the United States!

Defiant and unbowed from the barrage of outrage and calls for expulsion from Democrats, Taylor-Greene has called upon Trump himself to defend her, positioning herself as his champion in Congress and thus turning any criticism of her into criticism of him. This has put establishment Republicans (they are all entirely unworthy of the term “moderate”) in a very tricky situation, which has been eloquently summed up in this graphic from Twitter user @dank_left.

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) now must navigate the difficult maze of Doing Something to punish MTG and appease the huffing and puffing from the Very Serious News Media and the rest of polite society while simultaneously not infuriating the hooting and baying Trump fanatics that make us his party’s political base.

POLITICO‘s Playbook reports that McCarthy and his conference agreed that a floor vote forcing them to publicly go on the record against Marjorie Taylor-Greene would be disastrous for them, so McCarthy headed to Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s office to try to make a deal.

His offer? Removing her from the Education Committee but leaving her on the Budget Committee…because we can’t let a racist lunatic be in charge of education but it’s perfectly acceptable to have her in charge of the nation’s finances.

Predictably, Steny Hoyer told McCarthy to shove it and demanded a floor vote, intent on hanging the albatross of Marjorie Taylor-Greene and the rest of her QAnon disciples permanently around the neck of the Republican Party.

By all means, make the GOP caucus pick between siding with an anti-Semitic psychopath and alienating themselves from their base! Split the Republican Party in two forever!

It’s the least they deserve for the decades of suffering they have heaped upon the American people.

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