I’m happy to report that Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (Notorious MTG) is making a pest of herself with all the free time she now has on her hands. The freshman Republican from Georgia became the first Member of Congress in history to be removed from her committee assignments through a vote of the opposition party. Greene has been making the most of it, using obscure procedural tricks to try to gum up the works and slow Nancy Pelosi’s mad rush to socialism down. Good for her!
Greene riled people up when the House was getting ready to vote on the Democrat pension fund bailout known as the “COVID stimulus bill” earlier this month. It was getting toward the end of the day and Pelosi wanted to just pass the bill on a party-line vote and get it over with. But finding herself with nothing better to do (heh!), Greene threw a monkey wrench into the works.
Under House rules, any Member can call for a vote to adjourn for the day at any time. So, right as Nancy Pelosi was anticipating her glass of Metamucil and an episode of “Murder, She Wrote” before bedtime, Marjorie Taylor Greene made a motion to adjourn for the day. That led to audible groans on the House floor, followed by an incredibly slow, boring vote on whether to adjourn or not.
Since Pelosi still has insane COVID rules in full force in the House, voting on anything takes much longer these days. House Members have to enter and leave the chamber in shifts to vote on bills or motions, so that everyone is socially distanced. Even though the motion to adjourn failed (40 Republicans voted with the Democrats to keep going), it ate up more of the clock on an already-long day.
This wasn’t just some petty ploy on Greene’s part. The Democrat Party’s big, bold agenda to turn America into Venezuela is already starting to wear out. As I’ve pointed out numerous times, Republicans just have to stall the Democrats until about May and then Congress will pretty much grind to a halt for the remainder of the Biden/Harris administration’s term. Other than run-of-the-mill omnibus spending bills to fund the government, there’s no more time to get anything done after that initial 100-day “honeymoon.”
Don’t believe me? Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has announced that Biden’s big amnesty push for illegal aliens is already dead in the water. There are not enough votes and more importantly, not enough time. Marjorie Taylor Greene understands this and she’s helping to run out the clock. This is your fault, Democrats! You could have kept her busy with her committee assignments, but no…
It’s also odd that Democrats seem to be genuinely frightened of Marjorie Taylor Greene. That was on display this week when Guam’s Representative Michael San Nicolas, who caucuses with the Democrats, showed up at Greene’s office with a platoon of National Guard soldiers to back him up. He was in a huff because of Greene’s recent speech at CPAC.
Greene said in that speech, “We believe our hard-earned tax dollars should just go for America – not for what, China, Russia, the Middle East, Guam – whatever, wherever.”
The “whatever, wherever,” makes it obvious that she realized her error even as she said it (Guam is a US territory and its residents are technically US citizens). But she made a boo-boo in a speech, so that’s always an opening for Democrats to claim that Republicans are hate-crime-ing them.
Deciding he was going to give Marjorie Taylor Greene the what-for, San Nicolas found a bunch of Guam soldiers who are in DC as part of Pelosi’s praetorian guard and marched over to Greene’s office. I guess he was going to show her just how patriotic and American the people from Guam are. Because what could be more American than leading a platoon of soldiers to your political enemy’s office, right?
Which of these sounds more threatening to you: The QAnon shaman in buffalo horns singing a song in the Senate breakroom, or a platoon of soldiers marching to a congresswoman’s office to try to intimidate her?
Do you think San Nicolas realizes just how much damage he’s done to the military’s reputation with that stunt? San Nicolas, by the way, is under an ethics investigation right now for allegedly pocketing campaign funds and sleeping with a staffer.
Marjorie Taylor Greene is doing a fantastic job of showing just how weak and scared the Democrats really are. They don’t know how to react to someone who refuses to back down from their threats and tantrums. She’s giving them fits because she stands up to them and says, “No.”