Marjorie Taylor Greene has been stirring controversy, to say the very least, since before she entered Congress. Now a Democratic colleague says that she’s done putting up with Greene’s incitement of violence in her workplace.
Greene has been disciplined for bigoted rhetoric and promoting conspiracy theories, and criticized for harassing a colleague, and for harassment of Members of Congress and of a teenaged gun control activist dating from before she even entered office.
Now, as you can see in the MSNBC clip below, her second amendment rhetoric, in which she pushes the idea that the right to bear arms is intended for protection from “a tyrannical government” — which happens to be exactly what Greene and some of her more like-minded colleagues insist that the Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats represent.
— Rep. Haley Stevens (@RepHaleyStevens) January 14, 2022
Representative Haley Stevens, who has filed a complaint with the Capitol Police, says that the same standard should apply in any workplace where a colleague pushed violent rhetoric, especially promoting gun violence.
I am concerned about the mental health of my colleague from Georgia and would like @CapitolPolice to address her dangerous threats in my workplace.
Just as we would in any school or job site, we cannot let calls for gun violence go unchecked. https://t.co/ho11NObjz6
— Haley Stevens (@HaleyLive) January 12, 2022
Greene can’t seem to take a break from spewing conspiracy theories and violent rhetoric, even when there are consequences. Besides losing her committee assignments, she’s been kicked off of Twitter for false health information about the COVID-19 pandemic, and faced so much backlash for some of her antisemitism that she actually made a visit to the Holocaust Museum to try to repair her reputation.
Now her colleagues are waiting to see if there will be any real-world consequences for this latest incident — and whether it will provoke any of her fans to actual violence.
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Steph Bazzle reports on social issues and religion for Hill Reporter. She focuses on stories that speak to everyone's right to practice what they believe in and receive the support of their communities and government officials. You can reach her at Steph@HillReporter.com