'Nice political party you got there': Jake Tapper tears apart Marjorie Taylor Greene and her 'crazy talk'
CNN anchor Jake Tapper on Tuesday evening dove into the alternative realities that United States Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) has relied upon to build her political brand.
"Name a deranged conspiracy theory and this woman believes it," Tapper said of Greene, a self-avowed right-wing Christian nationalist who was first elected to Congress in 2020 and immediately supportedformer President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn President Joe Biden's landslide victory. "QAnon? Check."
Greene said in video recordings on November 26th, 2017:
Many in our government are actively worshiping Satan.
Q is anonymous but he just seems to be completely for the good.
Tapper noted that Greene has embraced other debunked, fringe beliefs. "9/11 truthism? You bet," he said.
Greene, November 1st, 2018:
The so-called plane that crashed into the Pentagon, it's odd. There's never any evidence shown for a plane in the Pentagon.
What about "mass shootings staged by the US government? Of course!" Tapper added.
How do you get avid gun owners and people that support the Second Amendment to give up their guns and go along with anti-gun legislation? How do you do that? Maybe you accomplish that by performing a mass shooting into a crowd that is very likely to be conservative. Is that what happened in Las Vegas?
In the long ago political past of last year, it looked as though all of this crazy talk was too much for Republican Party leaders to stop. And after a bunch of past statements were unearthed, in which Greene indicated support for executing Democrats among other hideous comments, the House of Representatives voted to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments. And eleven members of her own party backed the move. It was supposed to be a political death sentence.
But, as Greene's extremism became more mainstream in her party, and her fundraising prowess and MAGA celebrity grew, so did her standing in the Republican Party. She sat front row as House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy rolled out his plans for the Republican takeover in November.
And in recent days, she told 'The New York Times,' 'I think that to be the best Speaker of the House and to please the base, he's [Kevin McCarthy] going to have to give me a lot of power and a lot of leeway. And if he doesn't, they're going to be very unhappy about it... and that's not in any way a threat at all.'
Nice political party you got there, Kevin, be a shame if something happened to it.
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\u201c\u201cName a deranged conspiracy theory, and this woman believes it.\u201d Jake Tapper rips Marjorie Taylor Greene to shreds.\u201d— Mike Sington (@Mike Sington) 1666170545
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