Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is again making headlines for her controversial opinions.
School closures during the epidemic prompted MTG to insinuate that American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten wasn’t an actual mom during a hearing for the House Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee on Select Coronavirus Crisis.
MTG asked her during a contentious back and forth if Weingarten was a mother. She responded by saying that she was “by marriage.” Greene replied, “I see,” before clarifying that Weingarten was “not a medical doctor, not a biological mother, and really not a teacher either.”
Greene followed by saying people like her must admit they’re just political activists, not a teacher, not a mother, and not medical doctors.
Subcommittee members came out against MTG’s handling of Weingarten.
Rep. Robert Garcia criticized the “decorous” nature of the attacks on the witness. He said it would be preferable if Congress didn’t go after the witnesses, particularly whether they were a mother or not.
Representative Raul Ruiz said that it was not just cruel, personal attacks on Mrs. Weingarten; it was reflective of the cruel, personal attacks on any adoptive mother or father who loves their children and sees them as their own.
MTG can be crass. She previously suggested that “a bullet to the head” would be the quickest method to get rid of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. Previously, MTG promoted QAnon and the conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton is behind multiple murders, including that of John F. Kennedy, Jr.
MTG accused Hillary and Huma Abedin of murdering a child in a satanic ritual and then killing a police officer to cover up the crime.
MTG claims that Sandy Hook, 9/11, and the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018 were all staged; that PG&E, Rothschild, and Solaren used “space solar generators” to start forest fires; and that the Las Vegas and Stoneman Douglas shootings in 2017 were false flag operations.
Can the nation do better?