Now that she has agreed to play the role of kingmaker and help House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) become the next Speaker of the House, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is preparing to becoming one of the most powerful and influential members of Congress, which should terrify anyone who values the concepts of democracy, freedom, and rational thought.
The real power in the next Congress will reside with extremists such as Greene, who has said in the past that she suspects lasers controlled by Jewish families are responsible for the California wildfires, which as David Smith of The Guardian notes, is not exactly a comforting thought.
To secure the speakership, the Washington Post reported, McCarthy has promised to restore committee assignments for Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Paul Gosar of Arizona. The former was removed for endorsing violent behavior and conspiracy theories; the latter for posting an animated video that depicted him killing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.
That led former GOP strategist and Lincoln Project cofounder Rick Wilson to explain:
“McCarthy is the Sino – he’s the speaker in name only. Marjorie Taylor Greene runs the House caucus. Marjorie Taylor Greene has more control over the caucus than Kevin McCarthy does. That symbolic vote was very clearly sending him a signal: do what we want or we’ll blow you out. They will if he does not obey them.”
Want a preview of what the new McCarthy-Greene controlled House will focus on? It won’t be inflation or any other legitimate issue that the majority of Americans care about, Wilson adds.
“So we’re going to have endless investigations of Hunter Biden’s laptop. We’re going to have endless ‘Did Anthony Fauci brew up the virus in a Chinese lab?’ All this crap is coming down the pike and that’s because Kevin cannot resist the power they have over him. He is going to be the weakest speaker in the history of the US House.”
The only good thing that might come out of all this craziness? It could seal the fate of the GOP and make them a permanent minority party. But for now we’re going to have to endure a heaping helping of pointless and stupid. Buckle up!
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