U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) delivered a speech on the floor of the House Thursday afternoon, for the first time attempting to appear to reject some – though not all – of the vile and offensive remarks she has made in recent years, but it was not enough to convince the majority of members of the House, who voted to strip her of all her committee assignments.
Her speech was widely and immediately panned by experts and journalists.
Friday morning any attempt to appear contrite or remorseful at the pain and distress she has caused countless Americans had already evaporated. She lashed out at Democrats and the eleven Republicans who voted to uphold basic standards of morality and safety in Congress.
“I woke up early this morning literally laughing thinking about what a bunch of morons the Democrats (+11) are for giving some one like me free time,” Greene tweeted, apparently unaware as a member of Congress she has no attendance requirements, whether or not she is assigned to any committees.
“In this Democrat tyrannical government, Conservative Republicans have no say on committees anyway,” she added, which is false. GOP leadership assigns its members to committees.
“Oh this is going to be fun!” declared Greene, who has repeatedly supported the assassination of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former President Barack Obama, form er Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and FBI agents.
Thursday night Greene announced she will hold an 11 AM press conference Friday, barely 48 hours after blasting the “bloodthirsty media.”
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Arrested: Trump State Dept. Appointee, a Former Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group Employee, in Connection With Capitol Riot
A former Trump campaign aide who later became a Trump State Dept. appointee was arrested in connection with the January 6 riot at the Capitol. That appointee, Federico Klein, 42, previously worked for an anti-LGBTQ hate group, the Family Research Council.
On Thursday the FBI arrested Klein “on charges related to the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6,” Politico reports, “marking the first known instance of an appointee of President Donald Trump facing criminal prosecution in connection with the attempt to block Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s victory.”
Politico’s Josh Gerstein and Kyle Cheney report the “alleged presence of a Trump political appointee at the riot may tie those events more closely to the president, although there is already ample evidence that many of those charged were inspired by Trump’s false claims about widespread election fraud and by his call for supporters to descend on Washington on Jan. 6 for events that he promised would be ‘wild.'”
Klein also served as a Marine in Iraq, his mother told Politico, and he “held a top-secret clearance from 2014 to 2019, issued by the Defense Department, according to his LinkedIn page.”
At the State Dept. Klein worked in the “Office of Brazilian and Southern Cone Affairs before being transferred to the office that handles Freedom of Information Act requests, according to a former colleague who spoke on the condition of anonymity.”
Matt Schlapp Lashes Out at Critics of CPAC’s Nazi Symbol Stage Design
The head of the Conservative Political Action Committee on Saturday attacked critics noting CPAC’s stage looks like a Nazi symbol.
Matt Schlapp made his denial after “Nazi” trended nationwide on Twitter as users discussed the stage looking like an Odal rune symbol.
And by “resembles,” I mean “is identical to.”
— Ilyse Hogue (@ilyseh) February 27, 2021
Would be easy for Matt Schlapp to address this today, apologize and make some small changes to the stage.
Would make it clear it was a mistake and that CPAC doesn't want any one to believe they are giving any more aid and comfort to American extremists than they already are.
— Simon Rosenberg (@SimonWDC) February 27, 2021
Schlapp, however, did not apologize. Instead he said, “stage design conspiracies are outrageous and slanderous.”
Stage design conspiracies are outrageous and slanderous. We have a long standing commitment to the Jewish community. Cancel culture extremists must address antisemitism within their own ranks. CPAC proudly stands with our Jewish allies, including those speaking from this stage.
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) February 27, 2021
‘Attacking God’: QAnon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene Rants ‘Disgusting’ LGBTQ Equality Act is ‘Evil’
The legislation, which will receive a vote on Friday in the House, “has nothing to do with equality,” Greene insisted in a series of tweets.
“I WILL BE VOTING NO TO THE DISGUSTING, IMMORAL, AND EVIL #EqualityAct!!!” tweeted the Georgia lawmaker, dubbed the “QAnon Congresswoman” for her support of the dangerous anti-Semitic cult whose followers also profess a large number of prominent Democrats cut the faces off babies, wear them, and drink their blood and eat them, in a Satanic ritual.
“It has nothing to do with stopping discrimination against the LGBT community, that could be done easily without this,” she claims, again, falsely. “It has everything to do with attacking God & believers.”
“It virtually destroys women’s rights and religious freedom,” she said, without elaborating.
“The so called #EqualityAct is evil,” Greene continued. “Disguised as #LGBT rights, it expands governmental regulatory reach that destroys women’s rights, religious rights, and rights of the unborn,” which is false.
“It is a direct attack on God’s creation,” she added, again, falsely. “He created us male and female.”
Greene is co-sponsoring anti-transgender legislation that would ban transgender girls from sports in schools. On Monday she also tweeted this attack:
“If you perform a mastectomy in the case of breast cancer, you will have to perform one on the teenage girl identifying as a boy.
All in the name of equality…
The act treats any refusal to offer abortion as “pregnancy” discrimination.”
Doctors & Nurses will have no choice.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) February 22, 2021
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