Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)—the crackpot far-right conspiracy theorist who has yet to utter a single sane statement as an elected official—pulled a childish stunt yesterday by releasing a video of herself shredding a letter sent on Tuesday to seven Republican House members which warned them that they had broken the House chamber’s mask mandate.
Like the rest of the Republicans who helped worsen the COVID-19 pandemic by spreading misinformation and railing against masks, Greene knows that this kind of idiotic talking point is red meat to a certain segment of the population. These reactionaries see the simple act of wearing a mask as some kind of existential infringement on their liberty, an overreaching act of tyranny that must be opposed with both barrels. Greene spoke accordingly.
“You can’t discriminate against people simply because they won’t wear a mask,” says Greene in the clip. “Today, I refused to wear a mask on the House floor, and I received a warning from Speaker Pelosi that leads to fines if I continue to refuse to wear a mask.”
“Well, here’s what I think of your warning Speaker Pelosi,” Greene adds as she feeds the letter into the shredder machine before looking right into the camera with a little shrug.
"Here's what I think of your warning, Speaker Pelosi." Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene sent a message to Nancy Pelosi in posting a video of herself shredding Pelosi's written warning to Greene for not wearing a mask on the House floor. https://t.co/7eaNcrz3J5 pic.twitter.com/n9XLWDPiQu
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Today, Greene went after Pelosi again. She announced on Twitter that she has now received two warning letters about wearing a mask and called the fines “discriminatory unconstitutional acts of hypocrisy.” Somehow managing to one-up her own trashiness, she then referred to Pelosi as “Speaker Maskhole,” a level of disrespect that would have been all over right-wing media if a Democrat had leveled it against a Republican elected official. There truly is no bottom with these people.
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