It could almost be two congresswomen’s audition for comic book super-villain status.
Two of the GQP’s most notorious right-wing crazies teamed up last night to vote against a bill that would benefit those poor souls who require a bone marrow transplant to help them recover from life-threatening diseases such as leukemia and other maladies by creating a national registry for bone marrow donors.
Congresswomen Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO) were the only two representatives to cast “Nay” votes for a bipartisan bill that otherwise would have passed the House floor unanimously.
Absent any stated objections to the bill from the famously unhinged right-wing weapons fetishists and purveyors of conspiracy theories, one can only imagine that they object to saving lives because any national registry is a toe-hold for the intrusion of deep state surveillance into the lives of any ordinary American.
Today, the bone marrow donors, tomorrow, the gun owners, one imagines the science-rejecting lawmakers thinking.
After the news of the contrarian votes hit the internet, social media erupted in outrage towards two of America’s Trumpiest legislators.
That the two GQP extremists @mtgreenee & @laurenboebert stick to their ‘life unworthy of life’ policy is no surprise. Also: As long as all Sedition Caucus members are still in office, our government will hardly be able to combat domestic terrorism! https://t.co/2brd7bMb8B
— LibertyBansTrumpism (@YesWeCan4Us) April 16, 2021
And yet, they won’t lose a single vote for it. Their constituents are morons.
— M L C (@ChiCyph80) April 16, 2021
Do you think they subscribe to the “any publicity is better than no publicity” school of thought? Because I can’t imagine what else could possibly motivate that level of perversity.
— ChristineMoreSo (@Christi46201619) April 16, 2021
Honest to god.
— rialto55 (@rialto55) April 16, 2021
I would bet their objections are Q-turd related. They likely believe this is used as a database to track hormones mined from child sex slaves, or something equally ridiculous.
— Philosoraptor (@Autolykos_84) April 16, 2021
There should be a civics test everyone has to pass BEFORE they are able to run for office. Dog catchers to presidents, everyone should pass before running.
— Seattle Blue Gull (@5BlueGulls) April 16, 2021
— steelydanise (@steelydanise) April 16, 2021
I suspect they heard "cord blood" and automatically ass-umed it had to do with abortion/aborted babies.
— Karen (@ltdnorg) April 16, 2021
My son had tantrums at age two, but he had a good excuse – he was going through cancer treatment, which included a bone marrow transplant.
— Nabeel Jawahir (@NabeelJawahir) April 16, 2021
With Greene and Boebert attempting to enter the pantheon of evil villains, one must wonder when the superheroes will arrive to defeat them with a finality that will know no sequels.
Anyone who opposes life-saving measures out of a fit of political-ideological purity has no place in Congress much less within polite society. Send both of them back to the pine barrens from which they emerged and let the rest of America live long and prosper in peace.
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Vinnie Longobardo is a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music and art.