Georgia Republican's latest idea ridiculed
On November 21, after Georgia's most-outspoken and divisive Republican - Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene - hinted at her latest suggestion to Speaker Mike Johnson, her critics seized upon the opportunity to mock the idea for its apparent ridiculousness.
After Speaker Johnson released a full archive of video footage taken during the insurrection at the Capitol Building on January 6 2021, Georgia's Taylor-Greene claimed that more was required. She suggested that the newly-appointed Speaker of the House should convene a new Select Committee, tasked not with investigating the events of that day, but rather those involved with the original committee itself.
As she put it:
"There needs to be investigations and ACCOUNTABILITY for ALL of the lies, deceit, and lives ruined. Every member of the Jan 6th committee, Nancy Pelosi, FBI, DOJ, DC Police, Cap Police, Jan 6 witnesses who lied, all need to be subpoenaed."
Her suggestion drew mockery, particularly on the Jimmy Kimmel show which, on the night of November 21 devoted a large portion of the opening monologue on Taylor-Greene and her remarks. Also treated with disdain and mockery was the recent release of her book 'MTG' which became available on the same day.
MTG's book was published on the same day that the acquitted shooter - Kyle Rittenhouse also announced the publication of his own book.
Will video or another committee change what happened?
The release of an archive of thousands of hours of video footage was something that Louisiana Republican Mike Johnson had promised as he contended to be nominated to the position of Speaker of the House. Since being voted into the position after a number of chaotic weeks in the House of Representatives, Johnson then fulfilled that promise, something that gained plaudits for him.
Commenting on Johnson's action, one of Florida's most-outspoken Republicans (and occasional ally of Georgia's MTG) - Matt Gaetz - was full of praise for Speaker Johnson for being a man of his word who "won't lie".
The announcement by Johnson has been roundly applauded by Republicans who believe it will support their version of events around J6, while various other dissenters have been quick to suggest that this changes nothing, as the American people witnessed the event as it was unfolding.
MTG remains on the side of insurrectionists
Given past statements made by Georgia's Marjorie Taylor-Greene, it seems unsurprising that she should continue to want to challenge the notion that the events at the Capitol on that day were anything sinister. She has repeatedly championed the rights of those insurrectionists who are being held by the government, and has frequently staged demonstrations outside of federal facilities where they currently reside.
In March of this year she attended a jail facility in Washington, DC and attempted to address a small crowd but was drowned-out by a protestor blowing a whistle to disrupt her speech.
Perhaps more telling about her viewpoint was when, in December 2022 she gave an after-dinner speech in New York and told the audience that if she had organized the J6 insurrection "we would have been armed... we would have won".
In suggesting there be a new committee enquiry into the events of January 6 2021, it would seem that MTG may have forgotten past statements that she herself has made.
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