They’re coming for you next: Since her election in November 2020 Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) has repeatedly irritated many people for her strong and very outright conservative opinions on everything from election fraud to religion to Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
As a result she has become the target by many on the left, resulting in her Twitter account being suspended more than once. In one case it was because she had said posted a tweet celebrating Easter and glorifying the resurrection of Jesus. In another case it as because she called for the supporters of Trump to rally against election fraud and the possibility that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. In both cases her account was reinstated by Twitter within twelve hours, with the social media platform claiming the first suspension was a mistake while the second was not (having violated Twitter’s partisan rules that forbid anyone from suggesting that there might have been election tampering that led to Biden’s victory).
These Twitter attacks are ugly and illustrate that platform’s anti-Republican and leftist agenda, but it is still a private company. More important have been the efforts to muzzle Greene in Congress, led by the Democrats.
First, the House voted by a mostly partisan vote of 230 to 199 to remove her from her committee assignments in the House Education and Budget committees. And while her House Republican leadership refused to go along, that leadership also joined in to condemn her public statements, making it clear that this Republican leadership will not tolerate any of its members speaking honestly in defense of either Trump or fair elections. They also want her to shut up.
Then, on March 19th a resolution supported by “dozens” of Democrats was introduced in the House to expel her from Congress. This statement by Democrat Congresswoman Nikema Williams (D-Georgia) encapsulates the slanderous and close-minded view of her opponents.
“Congresswoman Greene’s comments and actions are dangerous, unpatriotic, and a clear threat to every Member of Congress,” Williams said in January, after backing an effort to censure Greene. “It would be irresponsible for us to allow her to use the ‘People’s House’ as a platform to peddle discredited conspiracy theories that only fan the flames of hatred and violence.”
If you take the time to read all of Greene’s statements in Congress you will find that none of these accusations are founded in reality. Greene is blunt, harsh, outspoken, and very critical of Democrats and their socialist agenda. She also strongly believes that there was fraud in the 2020 election. So what? Free speech is supposed to afford her the right to say these things. Furthermore, an open society requires her to have that right.
Free speech and honest debate however is now fiercely opposed by the left and the Democratic Party politicians leading this movement. You speak your mind and criticize these people and they will be out to destroy you, as they are now trying to do to Greene.
Note that this post has nothing to do with endorsing Greene’s politics. She could be advocating communism and racial preferences for minorities and I would still defend her from expulsion and censorship. I would call for voters to throw such a leftist out of office, but to justify actions similar to those imposed on Greene would for me require some major real illegalities or outright treasonous behavior, none of which apply here.
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