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WATCH Marjorie Taylor Greene Object When A Democrat Uses The Perfect Word To Describe Her

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:

“The Heritage Foundation loves Texas. They always sending us some nonsense bills that somehow set this country on the wrong trajectory. They send them to Texas. They send them to Florida. Every deplorable state that we can think about, they usually coming out of y’all’s think tank.”

Greene immediately objected.

 “Point of order,” she said. “Point of order. I move to strike her words, ‘deplorable states.’

“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.

“A ‘deplorable state’ is not a statement against a person,” she told Greene. “Or it is not engaging in personalities.”

Crockett later mocked Greene on Twitter.

As others reminded Greene on social media, the word “deplorable” is the perfect way to describe her.


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George Santos May Try To ‘Torch The House’ As They Give Him The Boot

Now that the House Ethics Committee has made it clear that Rep. George Santos (R-NY) did indeed engage in “uncharged and unlawful conduct” that could merit his immediate expulsion from Congress, all that remains to be seen is what the congressman will do with what remains of his limited time in office.

Though Santos did say last week that he won’t seek reelection in 2024, he may still have some dangerous games he could play that would throw the House into complete chaos, according to American Enterprise Institute researcher Kevin Kosar., who writes:

How will Santos respond to that vote once he knows it is coming?. He could go gently into the night. He might give a farewell speech like Ohio Democrat James Traficant did in 2002 after he got the boot. Or Rep. Santos instead might torch the House. Specifically, what if he demanded recognition the moment the House of Representatives restarted and raised a question of privilege to vacate the speakership?

A motion to vacate is considered privileged, which means it would take precedence over any other House business, including a move to expel Santos as soon as possible, Kosar notes.

He feels betrayed and scorned. Santos has every reason to fight and keep up the act that he is a victim. Additionally, vacating the Speaker would delay the vote on his own expulsion— no Speaker means the GOP would leave the floor to huddle in conference and figure out who is in charge. And if past is prologue, that could take a while. Not to be forgotten is that pulling this maneuver would be sweet revenge on his party for scorning him.”

And, obviously, trying to vacate the chair would make for great theater, and Santos is all about drama.

While House Republicans might not be willing to give current speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) the boot, Democrats could easily vote as a bloc and make it impossible for Johnson to get the votes he needs to remain, which would likely delight Santos.

The prospect of George Santos temporarily shutting down the House to save his own hide is a troubling one. Thankfully, after further thought and consultation with a maven of House legislative procedure, I found peace. No, Rep. Santos can’t torch the House. Sure, he can try, but it would fail.

It would fail, but just imagine the damage it could do to the GOP with a national election now less than a year away.


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WATCH: Margie Greene Gets Brutally Schooled For Not Knowing How The Government Works

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) got her headed handed to her by a Democratic colleague when she snarkily suggested that the Democrat was too old to understand the way legislation is advanced in Congress.

During debate on a funding bill to keep the government from shutting down at the end of the week, Greene rose and remarked:

GOP showboats like Greene don’t know the first thing about legislating. All they want to do is obstruct and lead insurrections. And Margie is among the very worst of them.


“My Democrat colleague across the aisle, who’s 80 years old and has been here over 30 years, just said we’re on the verge of a shutdown. She probably just forgot that a few hours ago, she voted for the continuing resolution that will extend the budget, and we are not on the verge of a shutdown.”

While Greene was correct the House had passed the funding legislation, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) promptly gave her a lesson in how a bill becomes a law.

“It may be that the gentlelady doesn’t know that there is another body attached to the U.S. Congress called the United States Senate,” DeLauro said. “And they have to vote on the continuing resolution.”

“That may be a basic lesson in civics. There is the House. There is the Senate. And there is the president.”

GOP showboats like Greene don’t know the first thing about legislating. All they want to do is obstruct and lead insurrections. And Margie is among the very worst of them.


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Johnson Facing Possible Ouster As Speaker After He Floats Plan To Avoid Shutdown

Despite having the support of the so-called “MAGA wing” of the House GOP caucus when he was elected as speaker a couple of weeks ago, Mike Johnson (R-LA) is now facing a crisis that could result in him being ousted from the speaker’s chair in record time.

According to Punchbowl News, Johnson has angered far right-wing members of the party by suggesting that a spending bill should be passed to avoid a government shutdown which will take place at midnight on Friday, November 17.

After weeks of conversations about changing the way Washington works, Speaker Mike Johnson will seek to pass a complex “clean” stopgap funding bill Tuesday that maintains the status quo. The House Rules Committee will meet this afternoon to take up the 32-page bill.

The Rules hearing will be watched closely, especially how a trio of hardline conservatives on the panel vote. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), one of those members, has already said he’s opposed to Johnson’s proposal. If successful in Rules, Johnson and GOP leaders will have to pass the rule on the floor, another major challenge. The full House is expected to vote on the measure Tuesday.

Such stopgap measures were what got former speaker Kevin McCarthy in trouble with conservatives in the House and resulted in his ouster, which was engineered in large part by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL).

This time, one of those leading the charge against Johnson and his continuing resolution is Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who says such a spending deal is unacceptable to her, despite her support for such measures when McCarthy was leading the House.

If Democrats refuse to vote for the Johnson bill, that could signal that a larger fight is in the offing, including a challenge to him remaining as speaker, as any one member can call for his removal and demand a floor vote for ouster.

Both parties appear to be worried about stalemate on the budget this close to Thanksgiving, but it remains to be seen if a deal can be reached, especially since Johnson’s proposal doesn’t contain a dime of aid to either Israel or Ukraine, both of whom are engaged in a fight for their survival.

And if Johnson loses the budget vote, it’ll be interesting to see how long it takes before calls for his removal reach a roar.


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Kevin McCarthy On Matt Gaetz: Congress Would Benefit ‘Tremendously’ If He’s Expelled

Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was asked today if he thought Congress would be better off if Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is expelled from the body and made it clear that he still blames the Florida Republican for his ouster from the top post in the House.

Manu Raju was interviewing McCarthy and asked him directly, “How much would the Republican Party benefit if he were no longer a member of the House, in your opinion?” 

McCarthy replied:

“Oh, tremendously. I mean, people have to earn the right to be here. And I just think from, I mean, he’ll admit to you personally, he doesn’t have a conservative bent in his philosophy and just the nature of what he focuses on.”

So does that mean Gaetz needs to be removed? Raju inquired.

McCarthy: “That’s up to the conference. But I mean, I don’t believe the conference will ever heal if there’s no consequences for the action.”

You may recall that it was Gaetz who led the effort that resulted in McCarthy becoming the first House speaker in U.S. history to be removed from the post, as CNN reported in October.

Gaetz said Monday that he has “enough Republicans” to either push McCarthy from the speakership or make him cut a deal with Democrats to remain in power.

“I have enough Republicans where at this point next week, one of two things will happen. Kevin McCarthy won’t be the speaker of the House, or he’ll be the speaker of the House working at the pleasure of the Democrats. And I’m at peace with either result, because the American people deserve to know who governs them,” he told CNN’s Manu Raju.

Reportedly, the main reason Gaetz wanted McCarthy ousted is because the former speaker refused to put an end to an ongoing House Ethics Committee investigation of Gaetz for alleged drug use and sex with underage girls, both of which could indeed cost him his House seat.

Sounds like McCarthy is now ready for some major payback.