Lies of a feather flock together: Marjorie Taylor Greene's nonsense and the 'big lie' of a stolen election. — Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah
Lies of a feather flock together: Marjorie Taylor Greene's nonsense and the 'big lie' of a stolen election. — Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah
Marjorie Taylor Greene Tests Resolve of Post-Trump Republican Party
It's only been 30 days since she was sworn in, but Greene presents the first major test for Republicans about how they handle fringe members in the wake of Donald Trump's presidency. And the optics of her transgressions take on extra weight as they come ahead of the Senate impeachment trial that will address whether Trump incited insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last month by a mob of his supporters, many of whom believe the same conspiracy theories that Greene herself promotes.

For Republicans who want to break ties with Trump, Greene is the worst hangover of their lives. But for those willing to overlook the former president's pandering and peddling some of these conspiracy theories in order to keep the GOP base energized, Greene is a dream come true – someone who wields no real power or threat to act on anything she proposes but, as a newly minted member of Congress, has a legitimate enough position of authority to keep these fringe ideas in the mainstream.


The condemnation from Democrats was swift and predictable.

... But the more the criticism mounts, the more Greene, who also has a track record of making Islamophobic and anti-Semitic remarks, leans into it. She reported on Saturday that she spoke to Trump and that he is fully supportive of her.

"I had a GREAT call with my all time favorite POTUS, President Trump!" she wrote in a lengthy Twitter thread. "I'm so grateful for his support and more importantly the people of this country are absolutely 100% loyal to him because he is 100% loyal to the people and America First."

"The blood thirsty media and the socialists hate America. Democrats are attacking me now just like they always attack President Trump," she tweeted. "I won't back down. I'll never apologize. And I'll always keep fighting for the people."

For Republicans like Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, who's been a frequent Trump critic, the reaction came easily with a cheeky tweet: "Lies of a feather flock together: Marjorie Taylor Greene's nonsense and the 'big lie' of a stolen election."

But the former president's support complicates any formal reprimand from Republicans in the House, muddies the waters for those hoping to ignore Greene and provides her at least a bit of protection in the near term.
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