Greene Plays The Victim Card As More GOPers Speak Out Against Her

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) shouts at journalists as she goes through security outside the House Chamber at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on January 12, 2021. - On the eve of his likely impeachment,... Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) shouts at journalists as she goes through security outside the House Chamber at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on January 12, 2021. - On the eve of his likely impeachment, President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied responsibility for the storming of Congress by a mob of his supporters, and warned of "tremendous anger" across the country. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 2, 2021 11:22 a.m.

She still won’t back down.

Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Tuesday made clear that she has no plans to buckle under the pressure of mounting calls to step down from her assignment to the House Education and Labor Committee, and even Congress altogether, amid backlash over her inflammatory remarks espousing her conspiracy-ridden views.

In a Tuesday morning tweet, Greene tried to pull the victim card by framing herself as a freshman in Congress targeted by “career politicians” who she accuses of endangering American lives.

The QAnon-sympathizer, who bragged about having a “GREAT call” with former President Trump in the days leading up to his second impeachment trial for “incitement of insurrection,” has come under fire for her controversial remarks that include false claims about the Parkland and Sandy Hook shootings being faked, as well as musing about the execution of Democratic politicians prior to her time serving in Congress.

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Greene’s latest reboot of her insistence that she “won’t back down” as Democrats seek to remove her from her committee posts comes a day after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared to take aim at the controversial lawmaker for espousing baseless far-right conspiracy theories.

“Loony lies and conspiracy theories are cancer for the Republican Party and our country,” McConnell said in a statement that did not mention Greene by name. “Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality.”

McConnell added that “this has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”

Without mentioning McConnell, Greene appeared to hit back at the Senate minority leader shortly after he issued his fiery rebuke decrying “loony lies.”

On Wednesday, the House Rules Committee is scheduled to approve a rule for a resolution to boot Greene from the House Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee.

Greene is also expected to meet with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) this week in light of her troubling behavior. McCarthy has shown his reluctance to anger the MAGA contingent thus far by refusing to commit to any punishment for Greene.

A handful of Republicans have come forward to decry Greene’s incendiary remarks, but stopped short of calling her to resign nor be expelled from Congress.

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