Representative Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA) continues to rile up the Left.
After her recent 60 Minutes interview in which she called Democrats “pedophiles”, MTG’s new boyfriend found himself in hot water after video of him dressed in drag for a news segment in Texas he was producing (from a decade ago) surfaced, now MTG is receiving endless attacks for a seemingly innocuous Memorial Day tweet.
On the day in which Americans remember the US troops who have fallen in combat, MTG tweeted a message celebrating that solemn. Attached to that tweet was an image of an American flag.
Upon closer examination, though, it appeared as though the flag in question had only 18 stars on it.
This, of course, sparked outrage from the touchy political wings of the internet.
Marjorie Taylor Greene: What Did She Do Wrong?
MTG has certainly made a name for herself in calling for the dissolution of the United States and the creation of divided states based on their political and social preferences. MTG has made many headlines in the last year after her calls for dividing the country along social and political lines, arguing that this is precisely what most Americans wanted because Americans of differing political viewpoints could not coexist any longer.
The Georgia Republican loves to be the center of a controversy. It’s her schtick. Many have dubbed her “Trump in heels.” But there’s usually a calculation behind her courting of controversy. She’s one of the few Republicans who can easily bridge the divide between the MAGA wing of the GOP and the establishment wing, as represented by Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy of California.
Despite her love of controversy, though, judging from the picture of the flag that MTG posted, it is likely that she was unaware of the fact that there were only 18 stars.
After all, if MTG’s calls for a national divorce are about separating the country along the political divide, there are more Red States than just 18. It is likely that the image posted by MTG was a mistake. She just wanted a flag to display on her twitter feed for Memorial Day. There are cheap, open-source American flags for download and sharing online everywhere. Rather than count the exact number of stars, she just picked the one that was most appealing to her.
This is likely one of the few times that MTG did not try to court controversy. What would she have gained from this controversy (other than more media attention, which she already has)?
The media loves to hate and humiliate MTG. And the Georgia congresswoman at times brings the derision on herself. In this case, however, it is doubtful that MTG meant anything by her post. Everyone needs to lighten up in America and partisans need to pick their battles much better than they have in recent years.
Everyone should remember that not everything is a conspiratorial, sinister ploy. Sometimes people make mistakes or are simply inattentive to details. Sometimes, dear readers, a flag is just a flag.
From 19FortyFive: Are We Watching the End of Donald Trump?
From 19FortyFive: Liz Cheney: Could She Join the Democratic Party?
From 19FortyFive: Liz Cheney: The Next President of the United States?
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.