Marjorie Taylor-Greene Reacts to Biden Announcement of Assault Weapon Ban: “Whatever You Old Fart”

Toby Hazlewood

Georgia's MTG makes another well-reasoned argument
Marjorie Taylor-Greene and President Joe BidenPhoto byTwitter of OccupyDemocrats

On September 22, as Democratic President Joe Biden announced his intention to once-again pursue a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, Georgia's most outspoken and controversial Republican - Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene - took to Twitter to share her reaction to the President's announcement.

The focus on assault weapons comes as part of Biden's announcement of the creation of a federal office for gun violence prevention.

With less-than-flattering language, Georgia's Taylor-Greene was dismissive of the announcement by President Biden that he would be pushing once again to combat what he sees as excessive freedoms granted to American gun owners.

As MTG put it, sharing a screenshot of her response on Twitter:

"Whatever you old fart. We are electing a new President. Turning 45 into 47."

Her disrespectful comments, presumably intended to appear dismissive and a little threatening, appear to promise that the Republican party and the wider United States plans to elect the one-term former president Donald Trump to serve another term in the White House.

Taylor-Greene has been fiercely loyal to Trump, even through the various legal challenges mounting against him, appearing to remain hopeful that she'll be chosen as his running mate in the event of him winning the nomination. Sadly for MTG it would appear that chances of this happening are dwindling if reports are to be believed.

MTG - a fierce advocate for gun rights

The apparent cynicism expressed by Georgia's Taylor-Greene regarding Biden's recent announcement is entirely in character for the Republican. She has been a fierce critic of Biden, as well as advocating for the rights of gun owners.

Some senior Republicans have even expressed of late, that it would seem like she's more focused on her social media following than upon protecting the rights of Americans under the constitution.

The news of a renewed focus by the Biden administration on the apparent curtailing of second amendment freedoms and heightened gun control will come as a concern for Republicans like Marjorie Taylor-Greene who have spent much of their time in office campaigning for less controls and more freedom.
Gun and constitutionPhoto byShutterstock

As well as her recent endorsement of a ride-hailing company in her native Georgia that offers cars with armed drivers, she recently announced her intention to pursue the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (the ATF) to defund their office to protect gun owners and the businesses that serve them.

It seems clear then, that MTG is singularly focused on protecting what she sees as constitutional freedoms for American gun owners.

Would Trump protect gun owners?

While Georgia's Taylor-Greene has suggested that the election of Donald Trump for a second term in office would be the antidote to Biden's creation of an office for the prevention of gun violence, it's not entirely clear that the one-term former president is so devoted to gun owners.

In April of this year, a political action group that campaigns in favor of Florida Republican Ron DeSantis ran an advert that described the actions of "gun-grabbing Trump". It highlighted the many statements and decisions of Donald Trump that suggest he may not be so inclined to protect constitutional freedoms as MTG might believe.

It remains to be seen whether the new federal office will infringe on gun owners' rights or not.

Do you think that Marjorie Taylor-Greene should be more respectful when interacting with President Joe Biden, even on social media? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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