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Marjorie Taylor Greene suggests jaw-dropping reward for Kyle Rittenhouse

Marjorie Taylor Greene suggests jaw-dropping reward for Kyle Rittenhouse

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The people of Georgia’s 14th congressional district thought they were electing a congresswoman when they voted Marjorie Taylor Greene into office last year.

Instead, they discovered that they had elevated an internet troll who somehow managed to parlay her relentless harassment of school shooting victims into a removal from all of her congressional committee assignments leaving her constituents with representation hobbled by more than just their newly elected legislator’s lunatic belief in the tenets of QAnon conspiracy theories.

Bereft of any position in Congress that can help advance her right-wing extremist legislative agenda, Congresswoman Greene can now spend all of her time making loud noises and agitating for media exposure as a self-designated culture warrior.

It wasn’t surprising, therefore, to hear today that Greene has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Kyle Rittenhouse, the newly-acquitted killer of Kenosha, who traveled from his home in Illinois to help protect property from BLM protestors.

Rittenhouse, as everyone knows by now, was found innocent of murder for his actions after a jury found his tears on the witness stand convincing enough to declare that his fear at the time of the shootings was enough to claim self-defense as an excuse for his murderous actions.

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Yesterday, Representative Greene introduced House bill H.R.6070, described as a law “to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Kyle H. Rittenhouse, who protected the community of Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) riot on August 25, 2020”.

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That the introduction of the bill — which has zero chance of passing in a Democratically-controlled chamber — is nothing more than a move to troll and offend her critics on the left is signaled by the fact that there was no text or content outside of its title attached to the announcement of H.R.6070’s introduction.

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Congresswoman Greene’s elevation of someone who, despite his self-defense acquittal, killed two people after coming to Kenosha looking for trouble is both deplorable and perfectly in sync with the modern Republican Party which has devolved into a cesspool of skewed values and white supremacy.

One can only hope that the people of Georgia’s 14th congressional district decide to replace Marjorie Taylor Greene with someone with at least one foot in reality and decency when they return to the polls in next year’s midterm elections.

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Original reporting by David Edwards at RawStory.

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Correction: An earlier version of this article said that Rittenhouse traveled from Illinois with an AR-15 rifle. In fact, he picked the weapon up after he had already traveled to Wisconsin. In addition, the original version of the article said that Rep. Greene offered to nominate him for the Congressional Medal of Honor when it was a Congressional Gold medal that was what actually Rep. Greene offered. We apologize for the errors.

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