Conspiracy theorist a cancer to congress


Andie Sherman

Profile photo of Andie Sherman

Many followers of extreme conspiracy theories had their hopes dashed after former President Donald Trump left office in late January. However, new politicians have taken the role of fueling these dangerous conspiracy theories. Congresswoman Majorie Taylor Greene, has recently become the poster child for conspiracy theories in American politics.
Majorie Taylor Greene is a member of the United States House of Representatives and represents Georgia’s 14th congressional district. As a freshman to Congress, who only assumed her role at the beginning of January, she has already made a name for herself with her outlandish conspiracy theories.
“Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality,” Mitch McConnell, minority leader of the senate said in a statement shared with The Hill regarding Greene’s outrageous comments. “This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”
However, Democrats set a precedent for outlandish behavior illustrated by Greene. On Thursday, February 4th, the House voted to strip Greene from her committee assignments, a resolution put forth by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida. Greene’s removal from committee assignments helped to eliminate the representatives’ influence in Congress.
After Greene’s removal from her assignments, she expressed regret for her previous comments and remarks endorsing conspiracy theories. However, she did not apologize for any past comments in her nearly eighty-minute speech. Instead, she portrayed her past comments as “words of the past.”
Greenes “words of the past” spoke of promoting QAnon conspiracies and supported the execution of democrats in 2018 and 2019.
Although some republicans allied with Greene, Mitch McConnell continued in condemning Greene by saying her “loony lies and conspiracy theories” are a “cancer for the Republican Party.”