Georgia’s new Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called for a motion to postpone the House for the fourth time in the last two weeks on Thursday morning.
The move has no practical effect other than to force every single member of the House to come to the floor to vote, well, whether the House should postpone the vote.
It’s a waste of time, and Greene’s attempt to be a thorn on the side of the Congress. (After revelations about a number of anti-Semitic and islamophobic comments that she had made before coming to Congress, the House stripped her of her committee duties last month.)
Greene told the news organisation earlier this month about her, um, strategy: “Unfortunately, some Republicans are dissatisfied with these kinds of flooring procedures because they are disrupting their schedule. But that kind of Republican mentality doesn’t fit well with Republican voters in this part of the country. They really want the Republicans to talk up and put an end to these insane policies.”
As Greene pursues this futile effort, it is becoming clear that even many of her Republican colleagues are losing patience with her.
On Thursday, 40 Republicans voted against her motion, the highest number since the start of the stunts on February 24. Only 18 Republicans voted against Greene’s motion to postpone the last time he filed a motion (on March 3). Almost no Republicans objected to her earlier attempts.
As a result, there is growing dissatisfaction with what she’s doing, even though the party’s top leadership has not yet been reached. On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) voted with Greene and brushed aside a question from CNN’s Daniella Diaz on the decision.
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Who Is Marjorie Taylor Greene?
American politician, entrepreneur and far-right advocate of conspiracy theories, Marjorie Taylor Green (b. 27 May 1974), serves as U.S. representative of the 14th Georgian Congressional District. Greene was elected to Congress by November 2020 and on January 3rd, 2021, he was a member of the Republican Party and a supporter of Donald Trump.
Greene supported disputed far-right conspiracy theories, including pizza gate, QAnon, false flag shooting, and 9/11 plots.
Before running for Congress, she also supported the execution of prominent Democratic politicians. At the 2020 presidential election, she also supported Trump’s efforts to overturn Joe Biden’s loss.
During the Count of Electoral College, Greene was among the Republican legislators who, despite federal agencies overseeing election security, unsuccessfully objected to Biden’s vote, saying it was the safest vote in American history.
Greene submitted the charges against Biden on the same day after his inauguration, alleging abuse of power, after Trump had been falsely claimed, but the election had been stolen. In response to Greene’s previous series of incendiary and violent statements, the House of Representatives voted to remove Greene from any role of the Committee. On February 4, 2021, 11 Republicans voted unanimously in favour of democracy.
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