Greene a plumb target or trouble for Trump-hating Dems?

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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Chad Groening, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreeneThe targeting of a controversial GOP lawmaker by Democrats is not about punishing bad behavior but conservative dissent, says a conservative columnist.

Marjorie Taylor Greene, the freshman Georgia congresswoman, made herself an easy target for Democrats and the media when it was revealed during her campaign she had embraced the QAnon conspiracy theory and endorsed other conspiracy theories, too, as recently as 2018.

Prominent party leaders openly distanced themselves from her after the first-time candidate won election last November but those same party leaders openly stood behind her when Greene apologized for “words of the past” in a Feb. 5 floor speech.

"I think it's important for all of us to remember, none of us are perfect," Greene, who spoke about her Christian faith, told her colleagues.

Democrats, however, predictably moved ahead with the plans to strip her of committee assignments in the Democrat-led House and accused her of failing to issue a direct apology for her past comments.

Robert Knight, a columnist with The Washington Times, tells One News Now that Rep. Greene has made comments that are “indefensible” and “over the top” but, he adds, she was sent to Washington, D.C. by the voters of the 14th District.

Pelosi promotes Omar, AOC, Hayes“It's a politically driven form of punishment,” Knight says, “that is very dangerous."

Political observers have pointed out that numerous Democrats have escaped punishment for their own behavior, such as making anti-Semitic remarks, cheering for riots, and even dating a Chinese foreign agent only to keep an important and sensitive seat on the House Intelligence Committee.

Greene also ran as a vocal supporter of Donald Trump, and denounced voter fraud after he lost, and her first action as a new lawmaker was filing articles of impeachment against Joe Biden, a clear symbol of defiance.

Describing the current climate of Washington, D.C. politics, Knight says what Democrats really want is the “criminalization” of Donald Trump supporters.  

“They're going after her mainly to send a message that we can destroy anybody we want anytime and you can't stop us,” he says. “That should be frightening to millions of Americans."

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