MTG may need help defending all Trump's lawsuits
Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor-Greene appears to have spent most of this week responding to the looming legal challenge being filed against the one-term former president Donald Trump, by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. On March 23 she accused Bragg of trying to "incite civil unrest" and of "prosecutorial misconduct".
Later that same day, she posted on Twitter to question why so many of the other felony cases pursued by Bragg were downgraded to misdemeanors, compared to Trump's case - as if that had any bearing on the situation faced by Trump.
MTG's reactions are typical of her headline-grabbing, publicity-hungry tactics. The question is, will she be spending as much time in future when other cases against Trump progress through the court system, including that relating to election interference in her home state of Georgia?
Will MTG become Trump's full-time defender?
When Trump first predicted his own indictment would come on March 21, MTG called for people to consider that Trump "always fought for the American people". After having called for a "scorched-earth" response from Republicans in protest if Trump were arrested, she later tried to sell her own branded merchandise to fellow "Enemies of the State".
Now, her preferred tactic is to go after those pursuing Trump, rather than addressing whether the charges have substance. What she may want to consider now, is that the case in New York - related to alleged payments of hush-money to a woman during his 2016 campaign - is just one of many that the three-time loser Trump is currently facing, including one in MTG's home state of Georgia.
The case of election interference in Georgia stems from a call-recording that was made public, within which the one-term former president Trump called Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. In that recording, Trump compels Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to reverse his loss in the Peach State.
If Marjorie Taylor-Greene is concerned enough about the case being brought in New York to attempt to discredit the District Attorney in that case, then presumably she will be wanting to prepare her strategy for the Georgia case too.
Trump facing multiple charges
As well as the case in New York, and that in Georgia, separate legal motions are also proceeding against him in relation to possible links to the January 6 Insurrection, and his actions following the end of his one term as president in removing confidential documents from the White House.
As Trump's over-stretched legal-team and his remaining allies in the Republican party - particularly Georgia's Marjorie Taylor-Greene and Florida's Matt Gaetz - rally-around and defend Trump's character, as well as tackling other Republicans who they believe haven't shown sufficient loyalty, another trend is emerging from the drama.
Several deep-fakes (false videos and images) have emerged and been circulating around the internet portraying imagined scenes of Trump's arrest. If such scenes eventually become reality, it remains to be seen whether Marjorie Taylor-Greene will devote all their time to trying to protest his freedom, or whether they actually focus on the business of serving those who elected them.
Do you think that Marjorie Taylor-Greene should get back to focusing on the needs of the people of Georgia rather than serving Donald Trump in his many legal challenges? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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