Marjorie Taylor Greene is a freshman Republican Congresswoman out of Georgia. She has made some incendiary statements in the past, and was still elected by her district to represent them. Last week, she was stripped of her committee assignments by the Democratic majority. You an make of this what you will. Some are arguing that our lawmakers in Congress should express sound political thinking, and that stripping Greene of her committee assignments was the proper thing to do.
But Greene is an elected member of the House of Representatives, an elite lawmaking branch of the U.S. government. There are only 434 other people in the country who hold this position. If it’s wrong to punish her for the views she expressed on political subjects, then democracy itself is wrong: Picking and choosing leaders who have sound opinions is the whole point.
Fair enough, if that's what he believes, bu everyone should remember that political power is a tenuous thing, and that it ebbs and flows over time. Others of us are taking notes on how that power is wielded.
“He wanted Democrats to do what he was too afraid to do — remove Greene from committees — and a political boogeyman to blame so it wouldn’t fall on him, which is what he got,” he said. “And he wanted the precedent so that he can exercise the same power without any limitation or reservation if he ever has a Speaker’s gavel.”
I hope that Kevin McCarthy got what he wanted - for the Democrats to strip Greene of her committees. We know that some Democrats are known for making outrageous statements about politics He should be taking notes Power ebbs and flows, and one day he might be the Speaker. As my mother used to say, "Turn about is fair play." Democrats may rue the day.