Marjorie Taylor Greene, no stranger to courting controversy, pushed the envelope in a Twitter attack on three of her fellow Republicans who indicated they would vote to confirm Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.
The conspiracy congresswoman falsely accused Republican Senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney of being “pro-pedophiles” in a tweet on Monday after announcing their intention to vote for Presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Throughout Judge Jackson’s confirmation hearings, she was the target of attacks from GOP lawmakers who continued to push a false narrative that the judge was soft on the “treatment of sex offenders.” , especially those preying on children,” as Senator Josh Hawley tweeted. hearings.
Ms Green’s latest controversial strike against her colleagues comes just days after she was criticized for attacking David Hogg, a Parkland school shooting survivor and gun control activist, who she said was to be “more masculine” and “try to date real dear hunters”.
Although reactions to Ms. Greene’s Twitter rants are often met with derision, her message against GOP senators appeared to inflame online observers on both sides of the aisle.
Alyssa Farrah Griffin, a former director of strategic communications and aide to the Trump administration and now a conservative commentator on CNN, admitted that although she belongs to the same political party as Ms Greene, she considers her attack on her Republican colleagues to be “reductive “. “stupid” and “offensive”.
“I am a conservative. I disagree with Justice Brown’s case law and some sentencing decisions. But my God – this statement is stupid, reductive, offensive, unpatriotic and under Greene’s desk,” Ms. Griffin wrote.
Others viewed his baseless attack on senators as evidence of some sort of wrongdoing that broke Twitter’s hate speech terms of service, with some calling on others to join him in reporting its account.
Twitter, at the time of this article’s publication, has not deleted Ms Greene’s tweet or suspended her account for posting her baseless and hateful claims, although if they did decide to seek some kind of punishment, it wouldn’t. would not be the first time for the far-right MP.
In January, the Georgia Republican temporarily disabled her Facebook and Twitter accounts after posting false claims that the Food and Drug Administration covered a large number of deaths resulting from the Covid-19 vaccine.
And then in July 2021, the same kind of misinformation around Covid led to his Twitter account getting a 12-hour suspension after he shared misleading information that the deadly virus was ‘not dangerous’ for those under 18. 65 years old who are not obese and that the “vaccine should not be required”.