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Marjorie Taylor Greene Thinks Stepmoms Aren’t Real Moms

Marjorie Taylor Greene doesn’t have a ton of credibility. When she says something like ‘Randi Weingarten is not a mother,’ it doesn’t mean much.

Marjorie Taylor-Greene. Image Credit: Gage Skidmore.

Aluminum-foil-helmet-wearing Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is back in the news with a hot take.

In a hearing for the House Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee on Select Coronavirus Crisis, which considered school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, MTG suggested that American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten was not a real mom.

“Are you a mother?” MTG asked

Weingarten answer that she is a “mother by marriage.”

“I see,” MTG said, before adding that Weingarten was “not a medical doctor, not a biological mother, and really not a teacher either.”

MTG continued: “People like you need to admit that you’re just a political activist, not a teacher, not a mother, and not a medical doctor.”

Harsh, but minor in the grand scheme.

In defense of Weingarten

Other members of the subcommittee spoke up to denounce MTG’s treatment of Weingarten.

“The decorum of the attacks on the witness were unacceptable,” Representative Robert Garcia said. “It would be nice if we didn’t attack the witnesses, particularly making a decision about whether or not she is a mother.”

“That was not just cruel, personal attacks to Mrs. Weingarten,” Representative Raul Ruiz said, “it is reflective of the cruel, personal attacks to any adoptive mother or father who loves their children…who love them dearly and see them as their own.”

I’ll add that, as a guy with a history of telling stepparents they’re not my real mom/dad, I found MTG’s comments to be misguided. Just a bit outside the realms of decency.

Standard stuff for Marjorie Taylor Greene

But this is relatively minor for MTG; you’ve got to bear in mind the standard she has established for herself. This is MTG – she once said that the quickest way to remove Nancy Pelosi from her Speaker of the House position would be “a bullet to the head.” MTG once actively promoted QAnon, and the idea that Hillary Clinton is responsible for several murders, including that of JFK, Jr. MTG said that Clinton and Huma Abedin murdered a child in a satanic ritual and then killed a police officer to cover it up. MTG said that the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, and the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, were false flag operations; that Sandy Hook, and 9/11, were staged; that the 2018 Camp Fire was the result of “space solar generators” being used intentionally, by companies such as PG&E, Rothschild, and Solaren, to start the fire.

The point here is that MTG doesn’t have a ton of credibility. When she says something, whether it’s ‘Nancy Pelosi is a cannibal,’ or ‘JFK Jr. faked his own death to start an underground cult with Biggie and Tupac, or ‘Randi Weingarten is not a mother,’ it just doesn’t mean all that much.

If it’s not already apparent, let me be explicit: I don’t have any respect for MTG. I think she’s a blemish on the face of our entire legislative branch.

And while I have respect for the state of Georgia, and their right to elect whoever they want, I recommend they reconsider their support of MTG and perhaps find someone more deserving of the post.

Really, I don’t care if MTG thinks Randi Weingarten is a real mom or not.

What I care about is the rumor that MTG is on Trump’s VP shortlist, that someone so observably incapable and impure, is being discussed as a prospective vice president.

We deserve more competent representation in the executive branch of the world’s most powerful nation.

Harrison Kass is the Senior Editor at 19FortyFive. An attorney, pilot, guitarist, and minor pro hockey player, Harrison joined the US Air Force as a Pilot Trainee but was medically discharged. Harrison holds a BA from Lake Forest College, a JD from the University of Oregon, and an MA from New York University. Harrison listens to Dokken.

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Harrison Kass is a Senior Defense Editor at 19FortyFive. An attorney, pilot, guitarist, and minor pro hockey player, he joined the US Air Force as a Pilot Trainee but was medically discharged. Harrison has degrees from Lake Forest College, the University of Oregon School of Law, and New York University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. He lives in Oregon and regularly listens to Dokken.