Marjorie Taylor Greene Blasted For Attacking Colleague’s Transgender Daughter
You would think that a bill titled the “Equality Act,” which would extend civil rights protections to the LGBTQ community, wouldn’t be contentious. But then you wouldn’t be living in the head of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.). Somehow the freshman representative twisted the intention of the bill and believes it would “destroy women’s rights and religious freedoms.”
Greene on Wednesday tried to block the Equality Act on the House floor, calling the prohibition of discrimination against trans Americans “disgusting, immoral and evil.” Democratic Illinois Rep. Marie Newman, who has a transgender daughter, didn’t appreciate Greene’s comments. Newman’s office is directly across the hallway from Greene’s so Newman posted a video on Twitter showing her installing a transgender pride flag next to the Illinois state flag just outside her office. “Thought we’d put up our Transgender flag so she can look at it every time she opens her door,” Newman wrote.
Our neighbor, @RepMTG, tried to block the Equality Act because she believes prohibiting discrimination against trans Americans is “disgusting, immoral, and evil.”
Thought we’d put up our Transgender flag so she can look at it every time she opens her door 😉🏳️⚧️ pic.twitter.com/dV8FatQFnx
— Congresswoman Marie Newman (@RepMarieNewman) February 24, 2021
Greene, who was kicked off her committee assignments because of her QAnon-believing, extremist views, responded by posting a sign outside of her office that reads, “There are TWO genders: Male & Female. Trust The Science!” That’s the same Georgia representative who also tweeted that “Jewish space lasers” sparked massive California wildfires.
Greene tweeted in reply, “Thought we’d put up ours so she can look at it every time she opens her door.”
Our neighbor, @RepMarieNewman, wants to pass the so-called "Equality" Act to destroy women’s rights and religious freedoms.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) February 24, 2021
The exchange quickly went viral, leading critics to accuse Greene of cruelty directly aimed at Newman’s family — the latest bit of outrage spurred by a House member who has espoused QAnon’s baseless theories and falsely suggested that former president Donald Trump’s supporters were not present at the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Newman’s fellow Illinois Democrat, Rep. Sean Casten, called Greene’s poster “sickening, pathetic, unimaginably cruel.”
“This hate is exactly why the #EqualityAct is necessary and what we must protect [Newman’s] daughter and all our LGBTQ+ loved ones against,” he said in a tweet.
Sickening, pathetic, unimaginably cruel.
This hate is exactly why the #EqualityAct is necessary and what we must protect @RepMarieNewman’s daughter and all our LGBTQ+ loved ones against. https://t.co/4sfeyQlGLd
— Rep. Sean Casten (@RepCasten) February 25, 2021