Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene excoriated her fellow Republicans during an interview with Tucker Carlson, tearing into virtually everyone in her party, starting with House Speaker Mike Johnson.
“I was extremely disappointed when the first thing our new Speaker Mike Johnson does as a conservative, is he brings a continuing resolution to the floor … that just completely funds Joe Biden and his administration’s budget that Nancy Pelosi created and passed during my first term, which I hated, absolutely hated,” she said.
“I hated Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House. I hated the bills that she put, I hate the budget — I think it’s disgusting, it’s filled with utter, horrible things. And he passed that clean, like that,” she added.
Ep. 43 You think elected Republicans in Washington are craven frauds who’d sell your children for a steak dinner at the French Laundry? Actually, says Marjorie Taylor Greene, it’s worse than that. pic.twitter.com/F9Q0Xvo9m2
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 30, 2023
In fairness to Johnson, she did admit that he’s got a particularly difficult job to do.
“Let’s be very honest, this is nothing he ever planned for, was not prepared for. Had no base staff ready for this. It’s literally something he luckily got thrown into — thrown in a hot frying pan. Being speaker of the House is one of the hardest jobs in the country. It really is. This is a CEO position of one of the most powerful companies, so to speak, in the world — or the most powerful one,” she said.
At one point during the interview, Carlson asked her how the U.S. government could “continue” to function with Democrats and Republicans both ignoring the country’s top issues: immigration and debt.
“You have one party that’s destroying the country at high speed, and another party that’s helping them do it. And then the majority of the population to one degree or another is not on board with this … Like that can’t continue forever, can it?” he asked
Greene concurred, arguing that voters should “not tolerate it” and echoing Carlson’s point that her fellow Republicans aren’t doing a “damn thing” to stop it.
“Here’s why I hate Republicans right now. They don’t do a damn thing to stop it, Tucker. They campaign on it every single cycle. They talk about it. They go on the news and say all these wonderful sounding things to their voters and their donors,” she said.
“They do their committee hearing five-minute clips and post it all over social media and then they send red meat fundraising emails and no one does a damn thing to stop the agenda that is literally killing Americans, killing Americans every day,” she added.
— BPR (@BIZPACReview) August 2, 2023
Just how bad is it in Congress? So much so that Greene has faced pushback from her fellow Republicans for merely trying to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. To prove her point, the congresswoman named names.
“Mike Turner, chairman of Intel … Patrick McHenry, another Chairman — I’m not sure which committee he is. Virginia Fox, chairman of ed and workforce. Four Republicans on the Judiciary Committee which is where impeachment takes place,” she said.
“Ken Buck, of course, though we don’t expect anything different from him. Darrell Issa, former chairman of the Oversight Committee from California said that I lacked maturity for trying to impeach Mayorkas, imagine that,” she added.
This is why Mayorkas must be impeached. https://t.co/nE20cKWbfz
— Marjorie Taylor Greene (@mtgreenee) November 30, 2023
Carlson’s interview with Greene was published only a day after she made her third attempt to impeach Mayorkas.
“Greene filed a privileged resolution to impeach Mayorkas – a procedural move that forces a vote in the House within two legislative days – on Wednesday. The Georgia Republican’s push accuses Mayorkas of a ‘failure to uphold the oath he took.’ She accused him of losing ‘the trust of citizens of the United States to faithfully execute’ the nation’s laws,” according to USA Today.
USA Today further notes that her previous measure failed because eight Republicans — including the ones she named — joined with Democrats to defeat it.
“It has to go through committee, produced in committee with articles of high crimes and misdemeanors. I’m not that interested in supporting it. She’s wasting everybody’s time,” one of the eight, California Rep. John Duarte, told the paper.
BREAKING: I just reintroduced articles of impeachment against DHS Secretary Mayorkas!
While some members, like Tom McClintock, want to bloviate endlessly while imagining themselves wearing a powdered wig, the American people want action.
These members whine about “due… pic.twitter.com/jerVE8JMK8
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) November 29, 2023
In a statement to USA Today, a DHS spokesperson seemed to echo exactly what Greene’s ostensible Republican ally had said.
“Secretary Mayorkas continues to be laser-focused on the safety and security of our nation. This baseless attack is completely without merit and a harmful distraction from our critical national security priorities,” the spokesperson said.
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