In a clear break from the momentum on the right Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Monday night blasted freshman House Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green‘s “loony lies and conspiracy theories” as a “cancer for the Republican Party.” The Congresswoman from Georgia wasted little time in shooting back.
Almost no Republican in the House or Senate has criticized Greene’s malicious lies and abusive behavior, and to be clear, the 78-year old McConnell did not mention the Congresswoman from Georgia by name. But his message was clear.
“Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality,” McConnell said in a statement given to the conservative news site The Hill. “This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”
Leader McConnell in a separate statement given to CNN offered support for embattled House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, under fire for being one of just ten Republicans in the House to vote to impeach now-former President Donald Trump.
The New York Times called McConnell’s remarks “a rare step by the most powerful Republican in Washington to insert himself into an increasingly ugly intraparty feud.”
On Twitter, Greene shot back, without mentioning McConnell by name, but calling him the “real cancer” and “weak,” while continuing to try to echo Trump’s words whenever she can. “This is why we are losing our country,” she claimed.
The real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully.
This is why we are losing our country.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) February 2, 2021
Greene is a conspiracy theorist who has espoused racist views. She has been the subject of numerous news outlets’ investigations into her remarks and behaviors over the past few years. She has neither defended them nor denied them, instead using them to claim she is being attacked and for fundraising.
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GOP Rep. Doug Collins Launches Senate Run – Republican Senatorial Committee Denounces His ‘Stunning Shortsightedness’
Fast-talking Georgia GOP Rep. Doug Collins did a lot of grandstanding during the House impeachment hearings, and it now appears defending President Donald Trump was not his only goal in grabbing the spotlight time and time again.
Wednesday morning Congressman Collins announced he intends to become Senator Collins – by directly running against the current incumbent, Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler.
He was immediately destroyed by the National Republican Senatorial Committee is (NRSC), the Senate group that works to get Republicans elected to the Senate.
”The shortsightedness in this decision is stunning. Doug Collins’ selfishness will hurt David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler, and President Trump,” National Republican Senatorial Committee executive director Kevin McLaughlin said in a statement. “Not to mention the people of Georgia who stand to bear the burden of it for years to come. All he has done is put two senate seats, multiple house seats, and Georgia’s 16 electoral votes in play. The NRSC stands firmly behind Sen. Kelly Loeffler and urges anyone who wants to re-elect President Trump, hold the GOP senate majority, and stop socialism to do the same.”
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