Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell condemned Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s conspiracy theories, describing them as a “cancer” on the Republican Party, The Hill reports.
Greene has come under fire for pushing conspiracy theories about 9/11, school shootings, and space lasers on social media. McConnell did not mention her by name but described her claims as “loony lies and conspiracy theories.”
“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 in a statement to The Hill. “This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”
Greene fires back:
Greene said on Twitter that "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,” she added.
Greene, who has long espoused QAnon conspiracy theories, was added to the House Budget and Education Committees despite her comments. Along with suggesting the 9/11 attack and school shootings were fake, she blamed California wildfires on a space laser controlled by a wealthy Jewish family and called for the execution of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats.
Dems aim to boot Greene from committees:
House Democrats plan to vote on whether to remove Greene from her committees unless House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy does it first.
McCarthy is scheduled to meet with Greene as soon as Tuesday. Greene said she also expects to meet with former President Donald Trump.
It’s not just Democrats that have called for her removal.
“Of course she should be removed. While we can’t prevent her from calling herself a Republican, we can take a stand, and need to,” Illinois Republican Adam Kinzinger told The Hill.