Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor-Greene Mocks Democrat Outside Congress: “I Do Not Support Those Socks”

Toby Hazlewood

She was asked if she supports a government shutdown

As the House of Representatives remains in deadlock, unable to agree a government funding bill and with the prospect of a government shutdown looking ever more likely, various House Republicans appeared content to make light of the situation when challenged.

Chief amongst them was Tennessee Republican Tim Burchett, who was later joined by Georgia's most-outspoken Republican - Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene.

Burchett had been challenged by a protesting Democrat early on September 27, who asked him if he supported the idea of a government shutdown. The Tennessee Republican responded that he didn't support the protestor's dress-sense. Later in the day, in a video that cynics may think was deliberately engineered, Georgia's Taylor-Greene appeared to seek out the same protestor and make the same joke. She later posted the video on Twitter:

If the episode proves anything, it seems to demonstrate that Georgia's Marjorie Taylor-Greene is indeed more focused on her social media accounts, than she is about protecting the constitution. This suggestion was made in a damning statement from another House Republican - Ken Buck.

Buck is a member of the conservative Republican group 'The Freedom Caucus' which recently voted to remove MTG from its membership, after the group decided that her conduct was no longer fitting for a member of the group.

Given the potential consequences if a government shutdown were to occur, it seems surprising that Republicans like Burchett and Taylor-Greene aren't more focused on finding a solution to the issue rather than making jokes that they then share on social media.

MTG unconcerned about a shutdown?

Georgia's Marjorie Taylor-Greene has certainly given the impression that the potential for a government shutdown isn't a matter of great concern to her, or at least not compared to other topics that give her more opportunity to build her profile.

Indeed, the main aspect of the funding bill that she's seized upon, is that she refuses to endorse any funding bill or compromise agreement that would see more money sent to Ukraine.

Instead of focusing on the approval of a funding bill that would prevent a government shutdown, MTG has chosen for the most part to focus on her own pet topics. In recent days, she has slammed President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris for their decision to create an office for gun violence prevention, at the same time dismissing Biden's announcement with an insult.
Marjorie Taylor-Greene and Joe BidenPhoto byTwitter of OccupyDemocrats

More recently, on September 24 she announced the release of her own "tell all" book, an apparent means of raising money from her supporters and of gaining favor with the one-term former president Donald Trump.

Taylor-Greene continues to focus on Trump

Taylor-Greene's other pet-topic and one that she remains keenly focused upon, is protecting the name of the one-term former president Donald Trump.

On September 27, as news emerged of a summary judgment in the civil case against Trump and his family in New York, Taylor-Greene was quick to leap to Trump's defense.

She expressed her outrage on Twitter that the New York judge had called Trump out for over-valuing his real estate - particularly his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, by up to 2300% to access further borrowing for the Trump organization.

Given the impending shutdown, Americans may be wondering whether they might expect better of the politicians elected to serve them.

Do you think that Georgia's Marjorie Taylor-Greene should be more focused on doing her job than on building her social media following? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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