[WATCH] ‘I’m Ashamed’: Georgia Residents Talk to CNN About Greene
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA) has enjoyed another week of pulling focus on Twitter, this time using the Holocaust as a way to trigger the left into giving her the attention she craves. Greene compared the choice of getting vaccinated to Jews being forced to wear the Star of David on their clothes to self-identify, then said she never did such a thing, then said it all over again in the same exact way.
Even after Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Q-CA) reprimanded Greene in a public statement for her comments, Greene kept going. This writer called her office and was told by one of the men who answer her phone that “She doesn’t have to listen to anything Kevin McCarthy says,” which I certainly found interesting, considering McCarthy is the underboss overseeing her lack of production. Maybe the subtext there is that Greene only listens to the Former Guy? Further attempts to get better answers only resulted in getting repeatedly hung up on.
CNN went to Greene’s Northwest Georgia district to speak to the real people who live there, and plenty of them are not happy with their QAnon-believing congresswoman after she compared public health advocates to Nazis earlier this week. Even some constituents who did vote for Greene last year told CNN that they’re squeamish about her latest remarks comparing the vaccine passports to the yellow stars that Nazis forced Jews to wear in the leadup to the Holocaust.
Anti-Semite Marjorie Taylor Greene deserves a fully immersive Holocaust experience.
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) May 28, 2021
While Greene believes she’s beloved in her home district, where she received only 72% of the vote even after running unopposed, CNN spoke to plenty who aren’t thrilled with the way she’s been using her time since losing her committee assignments. “I’m ashamed that lady is representing my district in Congress,” said one local, Nancy Jones.
Marjorie Taylor Greene is mad that GOP leaders aren’t backing her comparison of mask mandates to the Holocaust pic.twitter.com/pdIrsU9msW
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 28, 2021
“I don’t think anyone should be comparing to the Nazis and the Holocaust,” said Steve Karakos, a resident of Rome, Georgia who voted for Greene. “That’s a different world, it’s just not appropriate.”
Even before Holocaust references…. there were 46 co-sponsors for the February resolution to censure Rep Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-Ga), which references MTG's statement about removal of Speaker Nancy Pelosi that "a bullet to the head would be quicker pic.twitter.com/c0YJ7rnYe2
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) May 26, 2021
Watch the CNN segment from Greene’s district, below.