GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP efforts to downplay danger of Capitol riot increase The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida MORE (Ga.) on Saturday fired back at her Republican colleagues who told The Hill that they were growing increasingly frustrated with her efforts to delay congressional business by forcing procedural votes to adjourn the House each day.
Greene in a lengthy Twitter thread Saturday shared The Hill's article that detailed criticisms from fellow GOP House members, including Reps. Ann WagnerAnn Louise WagnerConsumer bureau chief bashes FTC and pledges focus on tech giants, big firms House Democrats scramble to save housing as Biden eyes cuts Conservative women's group endorses Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Arkansas governor MORE (Mo.), David JoyceDavid JoyceThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Gosar censured as GOP drama heightens The Memo: Gosar censured, but toxic culture grows House votes to censure Gosar and boot him from committees MORE (Ohio) and Tim WalbergTimothy (Tim) Lee WalbergHouse passes bills to secure telecommunications infrastructure Our military shouldn't be held hostage to 'water politics' Equilibrium/ Sustainability — Presented by NextEra Energy — West Coast wildfires drive East Coast air quality alerts MORE (Mich.).
The lawmakers said Green's futile procedural votes, which require members to walk to the House floor, are disrupting committee hearings and virtual constituent meetings, making them less effective at representing their own constituents.
In response to the article, Greene tweeted, “I dedicate this thread to my GOP Colleagues” and “The headline of this article should read, ‘Marjorie Cares About The People Not The Politicians And Refuses To Join The Swamp.’”
“I didn’t get voted into office by politicians, I serve The People,” she added before launching into a series of rebukes against her GOP colleagues who she said “don’t share the outrage that Republican voters feel about the Democrat’s radical agenda!”
It’s unfortunate that some of my GOP colleagues, who have been in Congress a lot longer than me, don’t share the outrage that Republican voters feel about the Democrat’s radical agenda!— Marjorie Taylor Greene (@mtgreenee) March 6, 2021
“As if a $1.9 trillion dollar woke progressive spending spree with only 9% to covid isn’t enough,” Greene continued. “Dems destroying women’s rights and sports, wiping out religious freedoms, defunding the police, HR1, and erasing gender completely ... doesn’t seem to be enough to make some of my GOP colleagues feel like they can actually stand up out of a chair and walk to go vote for a motion to adjourn.”
“They’d rather sit on committee zoom meetings where they are mute and their hands are tied doing nothing,” added the congresswoman, who was removed from her committee assignments last month over past social media posts advancing conspiracy theories and supporting violence against top Democratic leaders such as Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiNews media's sausage-making obsession helps no one Klobuchar confident spending bill will be finished before Christmas Five reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season MORE (Calif.)
...doesn’t seem to be enough to make some of my GOP colleagues feel like they can actually stand up out of a chair and walk to go vote for a motion to adjourn.— Marjorie Taylor Greene (@mtgreenee) March 6, 2021
They’d rather sit on committee zoom meetings where they are mute and their hands are tied doing nothing.
Greene then explained that she calls “for motions to adjourn so that the Democrats can have at least another hour to come to their senses before they vote for this kind of crap.”
“Oddly, some of my GOP colleagues don’t share my outrage and are annoyed with me ... for trying to do anything I possibly can to disrupt and stop the Democrats from destroying our country,” she added.
...for trying to do anything I possibly can to disrupt and stop the Democrats from destroying our country.— Marjorie Taylor Greene (@mtgreenee) March 6, 2021
They’re annoyed because it was a little inconvenient and I didn’t tell them ahead of time, so they could just complain to me and try to convince me not to do it.
The Georgia congresswoman then further railed against her colleagues, saying she was motivated to run for office after she “along with MOST Republican voters lost full confidence in MANY of the Republicans we elect.”
“Here is a little reminder for you,” Greene concluded, directly addressing her fellow Republican lawmakers. “Trump is not on the ticket in 2022.”
“So you better think hard about how your whining sounds to your voters, who really don’t care about how far you have to walk to vote,” she said.
Here is a little reminder for you.— Marjorie Taylor Greene (@mtgreenee) March 6, 2021
Trump is not on the ticket in 2022.
So you better think hard about how your whining sounds to your voters, who really don’t care about how far you have to walk to vote.
Instead, let’s change the playbook so we can win!
Greene had no comment when asked for Saturday’s earlier story about the increasing number of Republicans voting against her motions, though she in a floor speech this week railed against several recent Democratic proposals, including the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill the Senate passed Saturday, the anti-discrimination Equality Act and the George Floyd police reform bill.