Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene put up a poster outside her congressional office mocking her colleague across the aisle, Marie Newman, who had put up a transgender flag in protest of the controversial lawmaker’s anti-gay stance.
Greene uploaded a video on her Twitter account, where she exposes the poster with the legend “There are two sexes: female and male. Trust science,” after the publication of a tweet from Newman, who has a transgender daughter, as reported by NBC 4 in Los Angeles.
Newman had uploaded a video announcing that she was putting up a transgender flag at the entrance of her office in response to Greene’s stance.
“We put up the transgender flag so that every time Greene opens her office door, she can look at it,” Newman announced in the tweet.
As you will recall, the House of Representatives expelled Republican legislator Marjorie Taylor Greene from both committees she served on, an unprecedented sanction that Democrats claimed was earned by spreading violent and hateful conspiracy theories.
Underscoring the political mess her inflammatory comments plunged her party into, nearly all Republicans voted against the Democratic measure, but none of them defended their long history of outrageous social media posts.
Wednesday’s vote ended with 230 votes in favor – 11 of them Republicans – and 199 against.
The dispute also highlighted the uproar and political complexities that Greene – an expert in provoking Democrats, self-promotion and campaign fundraising – has unleashed since she became a candidate for Representative last year.
Eleven Republicans joined 219 Democrats in approving Greene’s removal from the committees, while 199 Republican lawmakers voted against it.
Addressing her colleagues, Greene tried to distance himself from her “words of the past.”
Contradicting her own social media posts, she said she believes the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and school massacres were real, and that she no longer believes QAnon’s conspiracy theories, including falsehoods about alleged pedophile rings run by Democrats.
However, she did not explicitly apologize for the statements she has published on the internet in which she supports other issues, such as the occasion she debated about the president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi being assassinated, or the possibility that space rays controlled by Jews would have caused forest fires.
She also portrayed herself as a victim of “the big media companies.”
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