by Zero Hedge
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) drew a line in the sand on Monday between the GOP establishment (the big club you ain’t in), and the populist QAnon movement – whose theories on elite pedophiles and a shadow government were deemed plausible by at least one-third of Americans in an October poll reported by Axios.
McConnell, who voted to go to war in Iraq based in part on
a conspiracy theory and fabricated evidencemisinformation from some guy, said on Monday – without actually saying her name – that freshman Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s embrace of “loony lies and conspiracy theories” is a “cancer for the Republican party.”
“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,” McConnell said in the “three-sentence statement” reported by The Hill.
Greene has come under fire in recent weeks for her past support of QAnon – a political sin which Democrats such as Scott Dworkin – a veteran of both Obama campaigns and a Biden super PAC senior adviser – are using to call for Greene’s expulsion from Congress.
Meanwhile, Congressional Democrats are also ganging up to oust Greene from her Committees.
Democrats are threatening to force a floor vote this week to oust the controversial Georgia Republican from the Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee if House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) does not remove her first.
McCarthy is set to meet with her in Washington as early as Tuesday. Some Republicans said they did not anticipate McCarthy booting her off the committees given that she has the backing of former President Trump, who still holds enormous sway within the GOP. –The Hill
And McConnell, who’s apparently fine agitating millions of QAnon-believing Republican voters, thinks she’s a cancer.