Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has never been a fan of the truth, and she proved that again during a House hearing Tuesday when one of her Democratic colleagues used a word that set her off.
The hearing was on transgender athletes, and a witness from the right-wing think tank Heritage Foundation was testifying when Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX) remarked:
Greene immediately objected.
“That’s not a point of order,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) told the chairman of the committee, Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI). “Let the gentlelady proceed.”
After conferring with aides, McClain ruled against Greene.
Crockett later mocked Greene on Twitter.
As others reminded Greene on social media, the word “deplorable” is the perfect way to describe her.
A hearing of the House Judiciary Committee wound up proving just how little chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) knows about the law or U.S. history, with an official of the Justice Department having to give Jordan some embarrassing facts which completely undercut the point he was trying to make.
Jordan asked Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke about a civil rights investigation into Elon Musk’s SpaceX company, which the DOJ has accused of refusing to hire asylum recipients and refugees in direct violation of U.S. law.
Clarke told Jordan that the DOJ investigation of SpaceX began during the Trump administration.
Jordan: “What are you alleging that SpaceX did wrong?”
Clarke: “In this case, we allege that the company is not compliant with the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act.”
Rather than accept that, Jordan asked, “They’re discriminating against refugees and asylum seekers, is that right?”
Once again, Clarke had to fact check Jordan.
“No, Chairman. Against people who have received refugee status and asylum status by our federal courts and who enjoy equal standing under federal law to U.S. citizens and naturalized citizens.
“The law requires equal treatment of these individuals.”
Jordan continued to press.
“I just want to cut to the chase. You’re suing SpaceX because they hired too many Americans, too many citizens.”
“And yet you bring the lawsuit after Mr. Musk purchases Twitter, now X, is that right?”
Clarke shut Jordan down by responding: “We apply the laws that this body gave us without fear or favor.”
Though she constantly calls for draconian cuts to the social safety net that protects millions of Americans, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) gladly accepted a business loan provided by the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) during the worst days of the COVID pandemic that crippled millions of small companies.
But don’t dare remind Greene that she took that government assistance. If you do, she’ll go on a Twitter rant and suggest you’re a bad person for using facts.
In this case, the mention of Greene’s PPP loan came from Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), which absolutely enraged the Georgia Republican, who began railing against Waters on social media.
Maxine Waters is attacking me for taking a PPP loan (like so many had to), before I was a member of congress, when the tyrannical government shut us all down.
Maxine is 85 yrs old and has held government office since 1976!!!
She has no idea what it’s like to meet payroll and keep a business running. Maxine is everything wrong with politicians today.
No real life experience.
Corrupt and tyrannical.
Is she going to cling to power until she dies like so many of her peers?
Wow! As we say the South, A hit dog always hollers. In other words, Greene knows she’s a damn hypocrite but cannot stand anyone pointing out her blatant hypocrisy.
While Waters hasn’t yet replied to Greene’s internet screed, others on Twitter were only too happy to give Margie a dose of karma.
Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy made a complete fool of his himself today during a Senate hearing on the causes of gun-related crime when he attempted to suggest that the city of Chicago had become a “shooting gallery.
Kennedy was questioning Dr. Megan Ranney of the Yale School of Public Health when he suggested that crime isn’t rising in Chicago as a result of law-abiding residents carrying guns, but rather is because liberal prosecutors are letting dangerous felons run free.
That led Ranney to remind the senator that his home state of Louisiana could also be called a “shooting gallery.”
“Mississippi, Louisiana, and Missouri actually have higher firearm death rates.”
Ranney is absolutely right. Louisiana has one of the highest murder rates in the United States, with 21.3 homicides per 100,000 people in 2021, according to figures from the National Center for Health Statistics. The only state with a higher rate is next door in Mississippi, which has 23.7 homicides per 100,000 people.
Despite Ranney’s facts, Kennedy asked, “What about Chicago?”
Ranney: “I don’t live in Chicago,” she replied. “It’s not my primary area of research.”
She added that crime in cities such as Chicago is likely caused by “easy access to firearms” and “lack of great education.”
Though he was once the most powerful member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) probably won’t ever be invited to teach a class on American history.
A tweet McCarthy posted Sunday has come under criticism for being utterly ignorant of warfare and the ulterior motives of U.S. foreign policy.
The posting, which included a video, claims, “In every single war that America has fought, we have never asked for land afterward — except for enough to bury the Americans who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.”
Of course, as almost anyone who has taken the most rudimentary course in history knows, McCarthy’s claim is complete bullshit.
As a matter of fact, McCarthy’s own California congressional district wouldn’t exist if Mexico hadn’t turned over that land to the United States at the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848.
That set off a wave of mockery and history lessons aimed directly at the California Republican.