Fmr. RNC chairman blasts MTG over motherhood comments: ‘You remember a little boy named Jesus?’

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, who has since evidently gone over to the leftist side of the aisle, excoriated Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) after she stated the fact that the president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, was neither an actual mother nor a doctor.

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Weingarten, who is gay and married to her partner who is a mother, testified before the House Select Subcommittee on the pandemic Wednesday. Weingarten and Greene clashed over the union head’s advocacy for strict COVID measures.

“Miss Weingarten, are you a medical doctor?” Greene asked her.

“I am not,” Weingarten answered.

“Are you a mother?” the congresswoman pressed.

“I am a mother by marriage. And my wife is here with me, so I’m really glad that she’s here,” the teachers’ union official responded.

“By marriage. I see. Miss Weingarten and you haven’t taught school since the 90s, so you’re not a teacher anymore,” Greene noted.

“Representative, I’m actually on leave from my teaching position,” Weingarten shot back.

Greene then referenced being suspended from Twitter for posting about her opposition to COVID policies and slammed Weingarten for her follow-up tweet claiming Greene’s suspension was justified.

“It looks like you’re more a political activist by your tweet,” Greene charged.

“I’m not sure what the black flex is. Is that digital blackface?” Greene went on to ask.

“No, it is about honoring black history,” Weingarten replied.

Greene grilled Weingarten further, “What I’d like to talk about is your recommendations to the CDC as not a medical doctor, not a biological mother, and really, not a teacher.”

“While kids were forced to stay home, and you approved of this, the number of youths with gender dysphoria surged,” she railed, pointing to a chart.

“So kids were forced to stay home into so-called virtual learning, where they were spending a lot of time on social media, and all of a sudden we see a direct result of this. And this is a major problem. But the other problem is, you had no business advising the CDC what the medical guidelines were for school closures. Because now we have a nation of schoolchildren who have suffered because of it,” Greene raged.

“The problem is, people like you need to admit that you’re just a political activist. Not a teacher, not a doctor, and not a mother,” the congresswoman concluded.

The statements of fact raised by Greene enraged leftists including Steele and garnered a rebuke from a Democratic committee member as well as a blow-up by Weingarten on Twitter later.

Rep. Robert Garcia (D-Calif.) brought up a point of order after Greene’s comments, calling them “unacceptable.”

“It’d be nice if we didn’t attack the witnesses, particularly making a decision about whether or not she’s a mother,” Garcia declared.

“You are a mother,” he told Weingarten. “Thank you for being a great parent.”

Other Democratic representatives were also outraged over the remarks.

“My mom and dad adopted me at birth and they are my parents. F— you and your bigoted questions @mtgreenee,” Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-FL) said.

“Adopted moms + dads, stepmoms and stepdads — they are all real parents, full stop,” Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) asserted in a tweet. “Anyone who tries to deny this fact is just a horrible person. No surprise it’s coming from @RepMTG.”

Steele appeared on MSNBC Friday where he is a regular guest who is brought on to bash Republicans. Weingarten was also a panelist on “Deadline: White House.”

“I’ve debated Randi, we’ve had our scrummishes, I’ve scrummished with teachers unions here in Maryland but I would never look at her and say ’Well, you’re unfit to have this discussion because you don’t know what it is because you’re not a mother,” Steele remarked during a discussion about cultural politics in Florida, where he appeared to also take a jab at Gov. Ron DeSantis and former President Trump.

“What the hell,” he proclaimed.

“It is how our politics have undermined, corroded, and continues to erode the moral structure and the moral fiber,” Steele contended, pointing to Greene as an example of right-wing extremism.

“One more last point on this, and just say directly to Marjorie Taylor Greene,” Steele stated. “You remember that little boy named Jesus? Well, his daddy was a stepdad.”

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Steele also told Greene in another interview that she needs to shut up and “step back.”

“I watched the whole thing. I watched the dehumanization process, the degradation. But when you got to that part where she went after her as a mom, you questioned her motherhood, regardless of how she came into it, because women, and men, come into parenting in a whole lot of different ways. It just struck such a raw nerve for me, as an adopted child, to think that a Marjorie Taylor Greene could look at my mother and say she’s not a mother,” he angrily commented.

“Well, you know, you need to shut the you-know-what up and step back because motherhood comes from the heart. It’s something you do. It is an expression of love, discipline, all the things I said. For me, my party that sat here and railed for years about the value of the family, to watch this classless act, and these classless words being thrown at someone, because you disagree with them politically,” Steele exploded.

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