I’m putting this on your radar screen because having a member of Congress who’s seemingly endorsed the execution of the Speaker of the House is a bit of a sticky wicket for that member’s caucus leader. Kevin McCarthy has proved that he’s willing to act against Republicans who make comments he considers beyond the pale, as he did when he stripped Steve King of his committee assignments.
Does this warrant similar exile for “QAnon congresswoman” Marjorie Taylor Greene (I know, I know, she claims she’s not a Q believer anymore)? Or is K-Mac gonna let this slide because Greene is offering a nominal, if dubious, “wasn’t me” defense?
Reading this, I thought back to House Dems claiming after the Capitol attack that they believed some Republicans were in league with the rioters. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said a few days ago that she doesn’t feel safe around certain GOPers because they insist on trying to bring guns onto the House floor. That reeks of a smear campaign to impugn the opposing party as a bunch of nuts who might actually try to do harm to them if given the chance, no better than the insurrectionists who sacked the Capitol. The temptation to dismiss it out of hand as a nasty hit is overwhelming.