WATCH: Arkansas Governor Nails Perfect Score In Doublespeak Floor Exercise
“A little bit different.” With that characterization of QAnon-believing, coworker killing advocate Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Sunday, Arkansas GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson scored a perfect 10 Sunday in the politician doublespeak floor exercise a full seven months ahead of the Tokyo Summer Olympics and now is challenging Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for the championship of political cowardice.
The Republican governor was asked several times by ABC News “This Week” host Martha Raddatz if he thought that Greene was fit to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and if she should have been placed on the Education Committee by McCarthy. “Well the people of her district elected her and that should mean a lot,” Hutchinson began.
Raddatz cut him off and again asked if Greene is fit to serve. “I’m not gonna answer that question as to whether she’s fit to serve, because she believes in something that everybody else does not accept. I don’t think we should punish people from a disciplinary standpoint, from a party standpoint, because they believe something a little bit different.”
Hutchinson, like most politicians with an “R” after their names, also refused to outright condemn former president Donald Trump’s role in inciting rioters to storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, saying only that he “bears some responsibility.” “President Trump has helped build the party in the last four years,” said Hutchinson. “I hope he doesn’t help to destroy the party in the coming four years. We need to have a level of accountability but we also need to make sure we don’t tear ourselves apart in the mid-term elections next year.”