[BREAKING] McConnell Slams Greene As “A Cancer” For the GOP
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted Marjorie Taylor Greene’s embrace of “loony lies and conspiracy theories” as a “cancer for the Republican Party.”
“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. “This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”
McConnell didn’t mention Greene by name in his statement, but it’s rare for him to make scathing remarks about a freshman GOP member of the House; however, it suggests he sees her violent rhetoric and bizarre conspiracy theories as potentially damaging for Republicans as they try to take back both the House and Senate in next year’s midterms.
Make no mistake about it: Mitch McConnell is disavowing Marjorie Taylor Greene because he knows she accurately represents the GOP and that’s bad for business.
If she could help him win an election, he’d be asking to borrow her tinfoil hat.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) February 2, 2021
Democrats are threatening to force a floor vote this week to oust the controversial Georgia Republican from the Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee if House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy doesn’t remove her first. McCarthy is set to meet with her in Washington as early as Tuesday, but McConnell’s comments will up the pressure on McCarthy to act. Greene is a favorite of Donald Trump’s, and with McCarthy’s recent visit to Mar-A-Lago, it’s questionable as to whether or not he’ll take any action or allow Democrats to move forward on their resolution to remove her.
[This is a developing story, please check back for updates]