His plans include pardoning most convicted J6 participants
On May 21, Georgia's most controversial and outspoken Republican - Marjorie Taylor-Greene - took a swipe at those who have criticized the much publicized 'America First Agenda' of one-term former president Donald Trump.
Taylor-Greene took a swipe at mainstream media for making Trump's plans "sound scary", and at the same time chose to pledge her unwavering support for her political idol in helping him secure a second term in office.
Commenting on Trump's 'America First Agenda', MTG had this to say:
"...everything on this list is a dream come true for most Americans. I’ll do whatever I can to help him achieve these great things."
Amongst the items that Trump has chosen to highlight as priorities if he should secure a second term in office, are:
- To pardon most of the 500+ convicted participants in the January 6 insurrection;
- To grant himself the power to fire federal employees at will;
- To use the U.S. military as a force to tackle drug cartels.
While many Americans may feel that some of these measures are worthy causes, there's a sense that Trump is keen to introduce measures that might be described as draconian, bordering on dictatorial.
MTG's impeachment week
Georgia's Taylor-Greene is an unashamed admirer of the three-time loser Trump, and has repeatedly demonstrated her willingness not just to support him in the various legal-challenges being mounted against him, but also to stand by his side as a potential running-mate in the 2024 presidential election.
In the last week, she has made it her priority to seek the impeachment of a large number of senior officials from federal offices whose work she disagrees with, as well as Democratic President Joe Biden. There are significant overlaps with many of Trump's stated priorities.
MTG takes-on enemies of Trump
One of the key people who Taylor-Greene has targeted for impeachment, is the U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves, who the Georgia Republican criticized for pursuing charges against January 6 Insurrectionists. Commenting on her motivations, MTG had this to say:
"You have already abused your position by maliciously prosecuting at least 1000 people for January 6, but you recently announced that you are going to arrest 1000 more."
The fate of those who participated in the storming of The Capitol is clearly a cause that's close to Georgia's Taylor-Greene's heart. In April the Congresswoman visited a federal jail where a number of those detained were being held. To her obvious frustration, her speech was disrupted by a number of hecklers and a man blowing a whistle repeatedly.
How far will MTG go to support Trump?
Georgia's MTG has proven that she's willing to go to great lengths to support Trump, and in April as the one-term former president was arraigned in a New York Court, she attended a large demonstration outside the building, facing a large number of counter-protestors who ultimately drove her to leave.
In renewing her pledge to support Trump as he advances his 'America First Agenda', she has given sight once again of the strength of her conviction in the man and his approach. Voters in Georgia may yet find themselves wondering whether this is what they elected her to office, to do however.
Do you think that Marjorie Taylor-Greene should be focusing so much of her time in support of Donald Trump, or do you think she should be focused on issues affecting the people of Georgia? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.