How do you solve a problem like Marjorie Taylor Greene? On the one hand, she’s batsh*t crazy and has, in the past, alleged that 9-11 was an inside job, blamed the California wildfires on “Jewish Space Lasers” and in 2019 endorsed the extrajudicial assassination of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi. But on the other hand, many of her insane conspiracy theories and reckless calls for violence reflect the thinking of a substantial portion of today’s Republican Party. So what’s a Congress to do?

In this clip John, Dr. Rashad Richey and Charles F. Coleman jr. point out that many, mostly Democrats, have called for Greene’s expulsion, with Pelosi noting that the “enemy” is within the House of Representatives – specifically talking about Representatives like Greene who bring guns onto the House floor. Charles argues that just as there is no negotiating with terrorists, there can be no appeasement for the Marjorie Taylor Greenes of the world, and so expulsion, censure or some other form of rebuke is necessary in order to send the message that her beliefs and statements are beyond the pale and incompatible with holding a seat in Congress.

Rashad argues that Greene represents the culmination of years of failing to check Donald Trump and his ilk, and so now it’s not just the inmates running the asylum, but the craziest of those crazies in charge. He adds that there could be political benefit to Democrats to pushing to expel or censure Greene because the rest of the Republican House members will be forced to show their hand, either insisting that Greene and her beliefs are unacceptable or admitting that they’ve become bootlickers for the party’s lunatic fringe.


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