Thursday, February 25, 2021


Marjorie Taylor Greene's schtick is so tiresome even Chris Cillizza is disgusted by it.
On Wednesday, Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene posted an 11-second video on Twitter that shows her posting a sign outside of her congressional office that reads: "There are two genders: Male and Female. Trust the Science."

She tweeted this along with the video: "Our neighbor, @RepMarieNewman, wants to pass the so-called 'Equality' Act to destroy women's rights and religious freedoms" she tweeted. "Thought we'd put up ours so she can look at it every time she opens her door." Greene added a winking face emoji and an American flag.
Representative Newman, who has a trans daughter, had posted a video in which she put up a transgender flag outside her office. This was Greene's response.

Cillizza writes:
... Greene isn't putting that sign up because she thinks it might have some sort of actual effect on the debate over the Equality Act. The bill has support among the Democratic House majority and is likely to pass. Greene knows that. All she is doing is rallying her political base by putting on a performance with zero actual effect on how or whether this bill will become a law or not....

For Greene, the performance and the controversy is the point. She has zero interest in actually legislating or even trying to build relationships with colleagues with whom she may not agree. Her sole interest is in building her Twitter followers, her small-dollar donor base and her profile on Fox News. That's success for Greene. That's how she views the job of representing the people of the 14th district of Georgia.
It's hard to argue with this. The performance and controversy are the point, for both Greene and her voters.

But is it true that Greene "has zero interest in actually legislating"? I looked up the bills she's co-sponsoring, and there are quite a few of them. Here are the purposes of some of those bills:
To prohibit contributions to the United Nations Human Rights Council, and for other purposes.

To implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.

To declare English as the official language of the United States, to establish a uniform English language rule for naturalization, and to avoid misconstructions of the English language texts of the laws of the United States, pursuant to Congress' powers to provide for the general welfare of the United States and to establish a uniform rule of naturalization under article I, section 8, of the Constitution
This one was backed for many years by Steve King. The current lead sponsor is Louis Gohmert.
To remove Federal funding from enforcing gun control.

To terminate the Department of Education.

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny the tax exempt status for bonds issued by sanctuary jurisdictions.

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act of 2021

Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2021
That one is also about the trans menace.
Old Glory Only Act
Explanation: "This bill prohibits the flying of any flag other than the U.S. flag over U.S. diplomatic and consular posts." (I'm sure its sponsored would be happy to make an exception for Trump flags.)
Fund and Complete the Border Wall Act

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
That one says that if you can get a concealed-carry permit in the most lenient state in the Union, we have to let you pack heat in Times Square.

And then there's the resolution she introduced immediately after Inauguration Day:
Impeaching Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States, for abuse of power by enabling bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors.
Hey, that's constructive, isn't it? I'm sure she thinks it is, and I'm sure she feels the same way about all these other bills that are going nowhere -- at least in this session of Congress. A few years from now, who knows? If Republicans suppress enough votes, they might regain control of Congress and the White House, and many of these bills could actually become law.

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