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(77,272 posts)
Thu Jan 28, 2021, 10:58 PM Jan 2021

GOP ignored its early fears about Marjorie Taylor Greene

(Axios) During previously unreported meetings last summer, House Republican leaders discussed — but then largely set aside — fears that QAnon-supporting conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene would end up a flaming trainwreck for their party.

Why it matters: Greene has emerged not just as an embarrassment but a challenge for the GOP, with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy now forced to weigh whether to maintain his policy of sanctioning members who make dangerous statements.

In a series of conversations described to Axios by sources with direct knowledge of their contents, former Rep. Mark Walker was especially vocal about the "crazy" Greene. Reps. Liz Cheney and Steve Scalise also spoke up. But McCarthy and others ultimately did little to stop her.

* A spokesperson for Greene did not respond to a call or email from Axios.

Behind the scenes: John Cowan, Greene's opponent in August's primary runoff for Georgia's 14th District seat, recalls separate conversations he had with McCarthy and Scalise, the House GOP whip, in which both men acknowledged Greene was a serious problem for the party. ..............(more)


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GOP ignored its early fears about Marjorie Taylor Greene (Original Post) marmar Jan 2021 OP
and yet they DIDN'T persist in derailing her and SHE persisted and ran and won. Idiots. CurtEastPoint Jan 2021 #1
She obviously doesn't bother them too much. Solly Mack Jan 2021 #2
It'll be okay luv2fly Jan 2021 #3
And he will tell her that Trump says that she is doing an excellent job. Marie Marie Jan 2021 #5
OMG the last paragraph GusBob Jan 2021 #4
I just read that paragraph Prof. Toru Tanaka Jan 2021 #6
She's Clearly A Secret Democrat COL Mustard Jan 2021 #7


(7,296 posts)
4. OMG the last paragraph
Thu Jan 28, 2021, 11:09 PM
Jan 2021

They thought she would act more normal after she got elected

Don’t these jerks ever learn?

They said the same thing about Trump

Prof. Toru Tanaka

(2,071 posts)
6. I just read that paragraph
Fri Jan 29, 2021, 12:05 PM
Jan 2021

and yes, you are spot-on with the Trump comment. But it is like another poster noted, it really doesn't bother them that much.

Greene is just like Tomi Lauren- a brainless flamethrower.

COL Mustard

(6,157 posts)
7. She's Clearly A Secret Democrat
Sun Jan 31, 2021, 06:30 AM
Jan 2021

Set up to sabotage the Republicans. It would have worked, if not for those meddling kids!

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