We can’t ignore Marjorie Taylor Greene. We don’t have to help her either.
She’s dangerous, but you couldn’t tell by her recent 60 Minutes segment.
It was bad enough that the 60 Minutes segment on Marjorie Taylor Greene started off in such a fawning way.
Greene, who reportedly once called for the execution of Democrats in Congress, was described as having a “sharp tongue.” My eyes couldn’t roll fast enough. Worse was when the person previously known as the “QAnon Lady” and “QAnon Candidate” was described as having “pretty radical” views.
I don’t know if MTG showing off her racism on multiple occasions is “pretty radical” since it’s not a novelty in American politics, but either way, they could have been played up that bad habit of hers a bit more.
At least 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl aptly described Greene as “Donald Trump in heels,” but before we got to why that comparison fits so well, we had to watch the congresswoman do squats, show off her construction business, and walk around the Capitol as if she didn’t support the people who stormed it on January 6th.
Yes, Marjorie Taylor Greene is vile, nasty, and embraces violent political rhetoric, but she’s just like you, too.
I know Stahl is a legend, but I knew she wasn’t going to be able to handle Greene.
One benefit of being a Black journalist is that I don’t have to pretend to believe in objectivity. We live in an inherently biased society and everything — including our news — reflects that. All that matters is the truth to me, but to a lot of traditional journalists like Stahl, to get to the truth with a personality like Greene would require her to go further than willing to.
They have to maintain “objectivity,” you see.
When Stahl asked Greene about her accusing the Democrats of being “the party of pedophiles,” Greene said, “I would definitely say so.”
“Democrats support — even Joe Biden the president himself — support children being sexualized and having transgender surgeries. Sexualizing children is what pedophiles do to children.”
This is why Marjorie Taylor Greene is a national political figure of the right.