Internet Reacts After Marjorie Taylor Greene Suggests House GOP Will Govern As Mobsters
Social media users are mocking Georiga Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) after the far-right congresswoman referred to the various GOP factions meeting weekly to discuss strategy for when Republicans take control of the House of Representatives as “the five families,” in an apparent reference to the mob.
“Something we’ve been doing and it’s really interesting,” the QAnon evangelist told former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on his “War Room” show. “People are arguing, people are clashing. People are also starting to agree.”
“And there’s a meeting that’s happening every week. And we meet in Kevin McCarthy’s office, and it’s called the five families,” she said.
She added: “And the five families —and you know, my reference— the five families are parts of our conference, all the different parts, and we’re coming together and having discussions on how we’re going to govern, and the majority and it’s literally my favorite meeting.”
“And the five families. And you know, my reference. The five families are parts of our conference, all the different parts, and we’re coming together and having discussions on how we’re going to govern in the majority,” Greene said. “And it’s literally my favorite meeting.”
Greene didn’t explain the GOP’s “five families” reference, but it was clearly an allusion to the mob, and Bannon took it that way.
“Okay, Let’s take a short break. We’ll come back to it, Bannon said before cutting to commercials. “I hope that those meetings turn out better than the five families meetings in ‘The Godfather.'”
Naturally, Twitter critics had a lot to say about Greene’s “mafia reference.”
Check some of the reactions below:
Marjorie Taylor Greene said Republican House factions are holding weekly meetings in Kevin McCarthy’s office, calling themselves, “the five families.” pic.twitter.com/aeWx4w8i6b
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) December 13, 2022
— Lethal Dose (@LethalDose15) December 13, 2022
So basically MTG is telling Americans that Five Families are going to be governing the Republicans in Congress! Have l got this right? Can someone please clarify?
— Megan Stewart (@1958megan_u) December 15, 2022
"It's called the '5 Families' … you know my reference."
You're allowing her to paint your party as run by "mafia figures" now?
Is this not enough for you yet?
— Deb🐝 G #StandWithUkraine!🇺🇦 (@DebeeMI) December 13, 2022
Has she ever even seen The Godfather? All the heads of 'the five families' get taken out simultaneously.
— Nojh Onlenn (@wheelwatcher11) December 14, 2022
How do you even reason with a group of mobsters that are proud of their corruption? https://t.co/6JBczts4rk
— Bill Johnson (@Bill43111) December 13, 2022
Who brought in the organized crime terminology? pic.twitter.com/qrg1Yg8FqG
— Reading.Writing.Revolution (@SexPoliticsLife) December 13, 2022
Why is Taylor spending so much time on Bannon's podcast? She is either there or in Mccarthy 's office. Really doing good work for people of Georgia isn't She? Not!
— Granny Anne😷🌹🙏🇺🇸 (@ssmith1949) December 14, 2022
I see this alarming, despicable person as not ever governing but fanning the flames of hatred and violence and leading the trump didn’t lose revenge tour. @FBI should definitely be listening.
— PaTresha I 💚Christmas 🎄🎅🏻💙🇺🇦PresidentJoe💙 (@PaTresha10) December 15, 2022
Is her voice hoarse because she’s on her knees so often or because she doesn’t know when to shut up?
— NorrisJ007 (@007NorrisJ) December 14, 2022
New pictures from the meetings in McCarthy's office pic.twitter.com/TCYx4EKug4
— Will Knows (@KnowsWill) December 14, 2022
— WoodyTheGrunt (@DesertDawg18) December 14, 2022
Wow, this has Rico Act all over it – organization, conspiracy – what does it get you in the Feds, at least 5 yrs – the issue that we live now in a political world – that if you constantly repeat a lie – you actually start believing it, now we have a Horse looking MTG a Mob Capo.
— Rolan (@Rolan_Investing) December 14, 2022
*Five Families*, From Wikipedia:
“The Five Families refers to five major New York City organized crime families of the Italian American Mafia formed in 1931 by Salvatore Maranzano following his victory in the Castellammarese War.”
She seems quite proud of their meetings.🤔
— Carrie Kay (@CarrieKay98) December 14, 2022
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