Mitch McConnell Calls Marjorie Taylor Greene a 'Cancer for the Republican Party’
'Someone who suggest the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality'
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blasted Marjorie Taylor Greene as pressure mounts to take action on her past inflammatory remarks, which have recently resurfaced.
McConnell said in a statement that Greene’s embrace of “loony lies and conspiracy theories” was a “cancer for the Republican Party.”
“Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality,” McConnell said.
"This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”
Although McConnell did not mention Greene by name, it was apparent who he was referring to.
McConnell's "rare, scathing remarks about a freshman GOP lawmaker from the other chamber suggests he recognizes the potential damage her violent rhetoric and bizarre conspiracy theories could inflict on congressional Republicans as they try to take back both the House and Senate in next year’s midterms," The Hill noted.
Greene later responded on Twitter:
“The real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully. This is why we are losing our country.”
The real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully.— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) February 2, 2021
This is why we are losing our country.
Greene is set to meet with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) this week to discuss the situation.
Other Democrat opponents of Greene like Progressive Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar, warned that if she is not removed from office by Republican leaders, then “we must do it.”
"She has not only posed what many of us would consider a threat against myself and many of my colleagues, but she’s harassed people who have survived violence, children who have survived violence, and is lying about the deaths of so many children, and is really victimizing their families," Omar said of Greene.
Last month, Greene officially filed articles of impeachment against Democrat Joe Biden.
She followed through on her promise to file the articles as one of her first acts after being sworn into the House.
On January 13, Greene vowed to initiate the process to impeach Biden when the House voted to impeach President Donald Trump a second time.
She made good on her word and filed the documents during Biden's first full day in Office on Thursday.