PSA to my conservative friends trying to draw a moral equivalence between Marjorie Taylor Greene and [insert Democrat Congresscritter of your choice]: the issue is not her dumb statements. It’s the violent ones.
As a reminder:
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democratic politicians in 2018 and 2019 before being elected to Congress, a CNN KFile review of hundreds of posts and comments from Greene’s Facebook page shows.
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In one post, from January 2019, Greene liked a comment that said “a bullet to the head would be quicker” to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In other posts, Greene liked comments about executing FBI agents who, in her eyes, were part of the “deep state” working against Trump.
In one Facebook post from April 2018, Greene wrote conspiratorially about the Iran Deal, one of former President Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy achievements. A commenter asked Greene, “Now do we get to hang them ?? Meaning H & O ???,” referring to Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Greene replied, “Stage is being set. Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off.”
The best equivalent you have from a Democrat member of Congress on that point is Maxine Waters, who encouraged her supporters to hassle Trump administration officials at restaurants or at home over the family separation policy. While that was a despicable thing for Waters to suggest, and she ought to have been censured for it, it is light years away from approving of the concept of putting a bullet in the head of your political opponents.
And even looking only at the stupidity, there is a distinction between some goofball worrying about Guam capsizing and maintaining that particular school shootings are staged events. The latter is an affront to grieving parents of children shot and killed at school. The former is just dumb.
I also see conservatives whining that Big Media is making MTG the face of their parties. Here’s an idea for you, guys: stop helping them. It’s not an effective whine to say: “Democrats are trying to smear us as a group for everything said by our crazy colleague to whom we gave a standing ovation and an overwhelmingly lopsided vote of confidence.”
Just sayin’. It looks dumb. Cut it out.