Called Out

Mitch McConnell calls out Marjorie Taylor Greene: ‘Loony lies and conspiracies are a cancer on the GOP’

In rare, scathing remarks about a freshman Republican lawmaker, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene over her past comments and social media history where she endorsed a wide array of conspiracy theories.

“Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality,” McConnell said in a statement first shared with The Hill. “This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”

McConnell didn’t mention Greene by name in his statement, but it was a clear indication that he recognizes the controversy swirling around her is having an increasingly negative effect on his party.

Responding on Twitter, Greene wrote that “the real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully.”

If House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) does not remove her first, Democrats say they will force a floor vote this week to oust Greene from the Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee.

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