The 13 House Republicans who voted for infrastructure were subjected to what were described as cruel and violent threats after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has published their phone numbers.
The Punchbowl AM Newsletter describes the situation:
GOP hardliners like Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.), Lauren Boebert (Col.), Madison Cawthorn (NC), and Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Among others, called for retaliation against those 13 Republicans, including the stripping of their committee assignments or ranking member posts. Greene posted their office phone numbers online, leading to a spate of vicious or threatening phone calls. Former President Donald Trump has branded some – but not all – of the group as “RINOs” who should be “ashamed of themselves”.
Republicans terrorize fellow Republicans for working with Democrats
The message is that anyone who works with Democrats will risk their lives. It is surprising that President Biden and Speaker Pelosi were able to get any Republican support in the House for the Infrastructure Bill., given the knowledge of the Republican setback against bipartisanship.
Targeting their members for retaliation is not only terrible for unity in the caucus, but it also ensures that there will be no chance of getting any cooperation from Democrats if Republicans ever return to full power.
Marjorie Taylor Greene is one of Trump’s favorite lackeys. He recently complained about the House Minority Leader not treating her “well”.
If House Republicans win the majority, they will implode immediately, and the House will return to the dysfunctional garbage fire that was unable to achieve anything that was the last time the GOP had the majority.
The difference will be that domestic political terrorists like Marjorie Taylor Greene will be in the majority, and Trump will demand that they be rewarded with power.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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Member of the Association of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association