MTG warns that Democrats could come for anyone
After flipping out on her social media channels over the likely arrest of the one-term former president Donald Trump, Georgia's most outspoken and controversial Republican - Marjorie Taylor-Greene - appeared to double-down with her anger on March 18. She called for "every single Republican (to) go scorched earth" in the event that Donald Trump is arrested on March 21, as has been predicted.
According to the dictionary, the term 'scorched-earth' is defined as:
"....relating to or being a military policy involving deliberate and usually widespread destruction of property and resources (such as housing and factories) so that an invading enemy cannot use them."
If Taylor-Greene's comments were taken at face value, they could be interpreted as a direct call for violence, destruction of property and rioting - things that the outspoken and divisive Republican has previously been chastized for, particularly in reference to her part in the January 6 insurrection.
MTG focused on protecting Trump
Hotly rumored running mate for Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election (assuming that he's still free to run), Taylor-Greene is consistently and strongly motivated about protecting Donald Trump and championing his policies.
Earlier this year, she called for the defunding of the Special Counsel that was investigating Trump for his alleged involvement in the January 6 Insurrection. On that occasion, her call for defunding was clearly unsuccessful given that the one-term former president is now expecting to be indicted.
Another vocal Republican, Matt Gaetz of Florida also called for the investigation to be defunded back in November 2022. Gaetz has previously described the investigation into Trump as an "explicitly political exercise" which is being driven by the Democrat-led Federal Government.
Now that Trump appears to be at risk of arrest, it would seem that MTG is worried, and has repeatedly called for Republicans to take action in support of his cause. Her call for a 'scorched-earth' response to his arrest is just the latest example of that.
Fearful for herself (as well as Trump)?
The fact that Donald Trump is now at risk of arrest may be something that MTG fears is going to ultimately lead to her own case being pursued too. When called to appear before the J6 committee, she was famously unco-operative and refused to answer questions, claiming to be unable to recall.
While she may have been reticent to answer questions before the committee, MTG has since been far more vocal about the insurrection and how she feels it could have gone.
"We would have been armed"
In December 2022, she spoke to an audience at the New York Young Republican Club and addressed the J6 insurrection. Her sentiments came across clearly, and far from condemning the action of rioters, she was vocal about how it would have unfolded under her leadership:
"...if Steve Bannon and I had organized that, we would have won. Not to mention, we would’ve been armed.”
Her comments and her sentiments about the insurrection come across clearly, and it's these kinds of statement that make it easy to believe that when she calls for a "scorched-earth" response, she means it.
The real question, is whether this is an issue that is front-of-mind for the people of Georgia who elected her into office.
Do you believe Marjorie Taylor-Greene is irresponsible to call for a 'scorched-earth' response from Republicans if Donald Trump is arrested? Do you feel that the issues that she's most focused on, are those that concern Georgians the most? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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