The editorial board of USA Today published an editorial on Thursday urging the Republican Party to take the proper action against controversial Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) over her obsession with QAnon conspiracy theories.
The editorial board noted some of Greene’s controversial stances.
“Even before she was elected to represent Georgia’s 14th congressional district, Greene embraced QAnon and other crackpot conspiracy theories, including that horrific mass shootings were phony assaults on the Second Amendment. Her Facebook account contained racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic views,” the newspaper reminded. “House Republican leaders rightly denounced her and her candidacy at the time, and threw their support to a GOP opponent in last summer’s Georgia primary. But Greene prevailed in the primary, and since then QAnon conspiracists — with their lies about a global cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles — have become among the most conspicuous extremist groups devoted to Donald Trump, who declines to disavow them. They were among rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol this month, putting lawmakers and then-Vice President Mike Pence in potentially mortal danger.”
Following the fatal riots, Greene voted to overturn the election results and subsequently voted against impeaching Trump.
“Now, CNN has dug up more repugnant social media posts by Greene from 2018 and 2019, among them endorsements of violence against Democratic leaders and federal agents. In one citation, she ‘liked’ a comment urging a ‘bullet to the head’ of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” USA Today noted. “Greene’s presence is yet another sign of the existential crisis facing the Republican Party in the era of Trump.”
The newspaper then suggested the sanctions Greene should face.
“At a minimum, she should be denied committee assignments and shunned by GOP donors. Other options include reprimand, censure or expulsion, particularly if she remains unapologetic or dodgy about her hate-filled views,” the editorial board wrote. “Throughout history, Democrats and Republicans have both had fringe or corrupt members in their midst. How GOP leaders deal with someone so obviously unfit for office will speak volumes about the party’s values.”
You can read the full editorial HERE.