Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has been making headlines lately over her radical views and her conspiracy theories. This has caused arguments within the Republican Party. On Monday, the women of “The View” discussed the controversial congresswoman.
Republican Meghan McCain, whose mother was just censured by the Arizona Republican Party, maintained that the new congresswoman was not representative of the GOP as a whole. Instead, she explained, it’s the media who is making Greene into an icon.
“I think the more that the mainstream media continues to come out and say that all Republicans are birthers and crazy people and we believe in space lasers, then the more it makes traditional Republicans, and there’s still a lot of them in the country, go back into their corners, and this is becoming very tribal, and I would argue that this is how we got Trump in the first place,” said McCain about former President Donald Trump.
She went on to say that she spoke to friends over the weekend, some of whom are still Trump supporters but most don’t like Marjorie Taylor Greene and “think she’s crazy.”
“What’s the point of even trying to have an argument if we’re all Marjorie Taylor Greene?” McCain asked. “That’s the danger. Look. You guys know me. I know you. I’m not like Marjorie Taylor Greene. I’m a republican. I don’t believe in birtherism. I don’t believe in the confederate flag, but it doesn’t matter because as long as it’s only Marjorie Taylor Greene, people like me don’t matter anymore.”
“In fairness, Greene is giving the media and the public the wrong thing at the wrong moment and is giving people on a silver platter this insanity,” McCain continued. “I’m trying to defend the fact this woman isn’t like the rest of us, and she’s like Steve King, and loud and embarrassing and not effective.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin then reminded McCain that the GOP has been giving Greene the green light to push her conspiracy theories.
“She has a lot of support within the Republican Party, and, in fact, Kevin McCarthy appointed her to the Education committee,” said Hostin. “I mean, these are facts. Kevin McCarthy was just with Trump. Instead of reprimanding Marjorie Greene or taking her off committees, he was visiting Trump in Mar-a-Lago, and so there’s just no question that – this is the Republican Party, and Marjorie Greene is right in the center of it. She is the face of the Republican Party.”
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