The Lincoln Project fired again at insults from incendiary Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, telling her she merely doesn’t “have the range” to tug off a string of Trump-style claims she lobbed on the group, together with calling them “traitors” and “Biden’s little tool.”
It’s the newest intra-party spat involving Ms Greene—who has a historical past of supporting violent threats towards Democratic lawmakers, selling conspiracies like Qanon and Stop the Steal, and making racist and Islamophobic feedback—and an indication of how the Republican get together is wrangling over what its tone ought to be after Donald Trump’s chaotic exit from the White House.
The back-and-forth started when the Lincoln Project, a gaggle of anti-Trump conservatives recognized for his or her biting political advertisements, tried to get the hashtag “#TraitorMcCarthy” trending, a reference to GOP House minority chief Kevin McCarthy of California, who met with former president Trump on Thursday and effusively praised him. After the assembly, Mr McCarthy stated in a assertion that, “President Trump’s popularity has never been stronger than it is today, and his endorsement means more than perhaps any endorsement at any time,” after beforehand condemning the president in harsh phrases just some weeks earlier than for inciting the Capitol riot.
Ms Greene fired again, calling them “traitors” and “a bunch of America last losers” who “wallow in the same pit with the bloodthirsty media and the socialist democrats (sic).”
The Lincoln Project are the REAL traitors!
You aren’t Republicans.
You are nothing however a bunch of America final losers.
You wallow in the identical pit with the bloodthirsty media and the socialist democrats.@GOPLeader is preventing for America First.
The LP is Biden’s little device. https://t.co/ojp7Ock6oZ
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 31, 2021
Leader McCarthy has plans to meet with Ms Greene subsequent week, following reporting on a string of incidents the place Ms Greene made controversial and stunning feedback earlier than getting elected, together with harassing the survivors of faculty shootings, implying Muslim members of Congress weren’t professional as a result of they have been sworn in on Qurans, and previous posts on social media endorsing violent threats towards elected Democrats.
Mr McCarthy was one of many few elected Republicans to sentence Ms Greene’s conduct, which has led one in every of her Democratic colleagues to search her expulsion from Congress, and one other, Cori Bush, to move to a brand new workplace after Ms Greene allegedly harassed Ms Bush and her workers for asking the Georgia rep to put on a face masks.
“These comments are deeply disturbing, and Leader McCarthy plans to have a conversation with the Congresswoman about them,” Mark Bednar, a spokesperson for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, informed Axios.
Still, regardless of her stunning remarks, Ms Greene stated on Saturday she has the total backing of former president Trump and spoke with him on Saturday, that means Mr Trump’s scorched Earth fashion of insult politics, the place opponents are labeled “enemies of the people,” won’t be going wherever.
I had a GREAT name with my all time favourite POTUS, President Trump!
I’m so grateful for his assist and extra importantly the individuals of this nation are completely 100% loyal to him as a result of he’s 100% loyal to the individuals and America First.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 30, 2021
“I’m so grateful for his assist and extra importantly the individuals of this nation are completely 100% loyal to him as a result of he’s 100% loyal to the individuals and America First,” she wrote on Twitter following the dialog.