QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) threw a temper tantrum on the House floor Thursday demanding that the government be shut down. Americans and a majority of Congress were not amused.
With a deadline approaching to keep the government funded, Greene took to the floor to demand a government shutdown as part of a plot by right-wing lawmakers to sabotage the Biden administration.
“What an outrage. What an irresponsibility,” Greene said. “That isn’t courage. That is not responsibility. That is out-of-control behavior that this Congress needs to rein in.”
“This government should be shut down,” she continued. “You want to know why it should be shut down? Because the people in here, the people in here cannot control themselves. The people in here don’t understand how to balance a checkbook. And the people in here do not deserve, deserve their responsibility on how to spend the American people’s money. 29 trillion dollars! 29 trillion dollars, Madam Speaker. Shut it down! Do not pass the CR. Shut it down!”
Greene even went on to post her hissy fit on Twitter.
SHUT IT DOWN! https://t.co/2iMooxz6jN
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) December 2, 2021
The House would go on to ignore Greene and pass a temporary funding bill anyway. But a government shutdown over the debt ceiling is ridiculous, not to mention suicidal since it’s about paying debts we already owe. Not paying our bills could result in default, which would be disastrous economically. Also, Republicans like Greene are forgetting they added $8 trillion to the national debt and sent the deficit skyrocketing over four years under Donald Trump.
Americans took Greene to the woodshed for acting like a petulant child and a hypocrite.
You added 8 tillion of that in 4 years spunky a full 25% of it in just FOUR YEARS
— Anomaly♡s Army (@edmeyer_able) December 2, 2021
The CR mostly addresses debts our country ALREADY incurred during the Trump administration.
At heart, y’all are just a bunch of adolescents who want to dine and dash.
— Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️ (@pitgpitw1) December 2, 2021
Government shutdown could affect Medicare…35% of Marges district is on Public Healthcare
— 🐾Liberal Puppy🐾 (@liberalpuppy) December 2, 2021
Shut up you twit
— Tryin to steal the spotlight like Mr. Bentley (@coach_hoodie_d) December 2, 2021
The GOP is responsible for most of that debt. We should shut down the GOP.
— Graham the Cat (@CatGrah17554541) December 2, 2021
— SJ (@sjohn866) December 2, 2021
So MTG is advocating for the US military to stop getting paid?
— Sir Prise (@GinandJetfuel) December 2, 2021
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