With the midterm elections now less than two months away, it seems a civil war has broken out inside the Republican Party, with right-wing extremist GOPers who still steadfastly support former president Donald Trump and more mainstream members of the party openly sniping at each other.
The latest example of this phenomenon can be seen in remarks made by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), whom Greene compared to a snake that must be killed.
Greene is furious that McConnell has pulled some $10 million from Arizona Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters, who continues to fall further behind incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly.
During an appearance on Right Side Broadcasting with convicted felon Steve Bannon, Greene lashed out at McConnell:
“I have a message for Arizona: you guys have a major opportunity, and this is an opportunity, Steve, you’re going to understand exactly what I’m saying. Mitch McConnell is pulling his support and pulling money from backing Blake Masters for Senate, and he’s doing that because Blake Masters is not the type of senator Mitch McConnell wants in Washington. But Arizona has an opportunity that only they can pull off. If they elect Blake Masters and send him to the Senate here in Washington, D.C., they are going to be cutting the head off the snake and defeating Mitch McConnell, the RINO that has controlled the Senate for years now. This is the message that needs to be sent to Washington, Steve.”
While she was at it, Greene also reiterated her support for Christian nationalism, the same sort of political belief that helped spawn fascism in Germany, Italy, and Spain in the 20th century: