Greene Shows No Sign Of Backing Down From Ghoulish Extremism After McCarthy Meeting

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 7: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., objects to Michigan’s Electoral College votes during a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 presidential election in the House chamber on Thursday, January 7, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) objects to Michigan’s Electoral College votes during a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 presidential election on January 7, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call,... Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) objects to Michigan’s Electoral College votes during a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 presidential election on January 7, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 3, 2021 11:15 a.m.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) signaled on Wednesday morning that her meeting with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) the night before did little to shut down her bombastic outbursts.

In a Trumpian Twitter screed brimming with smears and racist dogwhistles, Greene ranted that “No matter what [McCarthy] does it would never be enough for the hate America Democrats.”

“We owe them no apologies,” she tweeted. “We will never back down.”

Greene posted the tweets the day after McCarthy privately met with her to discuss the firestorm over the Georgia lawmaker’s past endorsements of numerous far-right conspiracy theories and violence against Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Some of the conspiracy theories she has promoted falsely claim the Sandy Hook and Parkland school shootings were faked, prompting House Democrats to push GOP leadership to strip Greene of her assignment on the Education Committee, along with her one other assignment on the Budget Committee.

According to Politico, McCarthy warned Greene that the controversy was putting the House GOP caucus in a difficult position and put forth several options: Apologize and denounce her past views or remove herself from her committee spots. CNN reported that Greene did not agree to apologize.

After the meeting, McCarthy reportedly spoke with the GOP steering panel, which oversees committee assignments, to discuss her potential removal.

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