The rift between Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her GOP counterpart House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was fairly large to begin with, but has only gotten larger with the rise of the QAnon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene to become one of the most vocal and visible members of her party’s so-called “sedition caucus.”
Speaker Pelosi like most of the Democrats in the House was horrified that McCarthy assigned the nutcase who stalked and harassed David Hogg, one of the surviving students of the Parkland, Florida schools shooting and a prominent gun control legislation advocate, to the House’s Education and Budget Committees.
In a sign that Pelosi has lost her patience with the senior Republican in her chamber, her office issued a scathing press release today confirming that the House would vote to strip the controversial lawmaker of her committee assignments, accusing McCarthy of essentially being too chickenshit — using somewhat more polite language — to remove the Georgia representative from her committee assignments himself out of loyalty to (or fear of) Donald Trump, a major endorser of the woman who seriously believes that Jewish space lasers are responsible for California’s wildfires.
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You can tell that Pelosi’s office is seriously committed to shaming the Republican leader by the way it replaced his “R” party designation with the “Q” standing for the motivating force behind the member he is attempting to shield from the consequences of her condemnable tinfoil hat belief system.
Denigrating McCarthy as a weak leader who can’t control the members of his own party much less effectively battle the opposition party, Pelosi contrasts the House Minority Leader’s deplorable stance with the clear disavowals of Greene made by his counterpart in the Senate, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), as well as by Senator John Thune (R-SD), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), and the Republican Jewish Coalition.
With the House set to take a vote on the stripping of Rep. Green of her committee assignments tomorrow, Rep. McCarthy still has a few more hours to handle Greene’s removal as an internal party matter rather than subjecting her to the shame of a repudiation by the entire chamber of Congress.
McCarthy’s decision will indicate just how far the GOP has slid down the QAnon rabbit hole and may determine whether the Republican Party can continue as an ongoing concern with its membership split between those with at least a tenuous grasp on reality and those who have completely transitioned to Bizarro world.
Either way, it looks like Marjorie Taylor Greene will be relegated to impotence as a congressional representative without a portfolio, leaving her only her status as the media’s new favorite trainwreck to sustain her.
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