It truly is remarkable to see the feral, spitting fury that arises in Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene at the slightest scent of pushback at anything she remotely supports or is affiliated with, even if it comes from her own colleagues in the Republican caucus.
Channeling Donald Trump’s explosive intolerance for criticism as hard as she can in a pathetic apeing of her political progenitor, Taylor-Greene made headlines again on Monday evening for tearing into her fellow Republican Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), who made the unforgivable sin of…condemning Rep. Lauren Boebert’s disgustingly racist attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MIN).
Rep. Mace provoked the backlash from the psychotic Greene by condemning the racism that Greene and Boebert have been slinging at the right-wing’s favorite punching bag, Rep. Omar, simply because she’s a black Muslim woman who isn’t afraid to speak out against the litany of human rights abuses committed by Israel.
“I have time after time condemned my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for racist tropes and remarks that I find disgusting, and this is no different than any others,” said Mace in an interview on CNN. “As a member of Congress and seeing such division in our country, we all have a responsibility, both elected members of Congress on both sides of the aisle and the American people in our communities and at work in our communities and everything else to lower, we have a responsibility to lower the temperature, and this does not do that.”
Greene and Boebert both referenced baseless and appallingly racist right-wing conspiracy smears against Omar that do not merit repeating but evoke the same hateful vitriol hurled against the Obamas during their time in the White House.
Mace is certainly no moderate or friend to Democrats, but it appears that even basic human decency is verboten in Trump and Taylor-Greene’s Ku Klux Kaucus.
Given her atrocious behavior and the disgusted hostility with which she treats everyone, including her fellow Republicans, one has to wonder what Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA) actually wants to accomplish in Congress in the first place. At this point, it seems all she cares about is collecting as much attention as possible in as cruel and vicious a fashion as possible.
Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.