Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) now has a religious right-wing organization for an enemy as the Catholic League is calling for Congress to punish her over incendiary remarks she made about the Catholic Church this week.
During an interview, Greene declared that the Catholic Church is controlled by Satan all while demonstrating that she doesn’t really understand the teachings of Jesus. While Jesus and the Bible command us to care for foreigners within our borders, Greene repeatedly demonized migrants.
Catholic League President Bill Donohue, a longtime Republican Party supporter, demanded an apology from Greene, who only doubled down.
So, the Catholic League is now calling on Congress to punish Greene, even using her racism and anti-Semitism against her to justify consequences.
“Greene has a history of offending African Americans and Jews, so bigotry is something that is apparently baked into her,” Donohue wrote in a statement to the House Ethics Committee. “The time has come for her to be either reprimanded or censured. Her irresponsible behavior has already caused her to be removed from committee assignments. Accordingly, her burst of anti-Catholicism now demands stronger sanctions against her.”
Indeed, the House stripped Greene of her committee assignments last year for inciting violence against Democratic lawmakers. This includes a call to assassinate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Greene also incited the Capitol insurrection and supported it, which is why there is an ongoing effort to disqualify her from being on the 2022 ballot.
Clearly, Greene has done more than enough to justify a censure. Frankly, she should be expelled. But Republicans are the ones who refuse to punish her. Now the GOP has to choose between Greene or risking the wrath of the Catholic League, an organization that has supported Republicans for decades. Losing their support over Greene would be a disaster for a party that is already facing a shrinking base and the possibility of backlash from corporations such as Disney. Will Republicans do the right thing? Or will they choose poorly again?
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