MTG's book tour continues
On November 27, Georgia's most outspoken and controversial Republican - Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene - teased her latest interview, conducted in promotion of her recently-published book 'MTG', She took to Twitter to announce that she's just given an interview with the former Fox News anchor, Tucker Carlson.
In a tweet that appeared to be little more than an advert for her book, she teased followers:
"Just interviewed with Tucker Carlson about my new book MTG. This is a spicy interview that might hurt a few feelings."
Besides continuing to express her frustration at the lack of support she has been getting from her fellow-Republicans of late, Georgia's Taylor-Greene has devoted most of her remaining time in recent days towards promoting her self-titled book. The book itself has received mixed reviews, with supporters proclaiming their approval on Twitter, and detractors - such as TV host Jimmy Kimmel - mocking her live on air.
In perhaps the most-bizarre twist since the book was published, the acquitted shooter and MAGA-Republican Kyle Rittenhouse has praised MTG and suggested that he will be publishing his own story - presumably in a bid to make some money.
Rittenhouse is a common thread between Georgia's MTG and the former-Fox News broadcaster Carlson. After Rittenhouse was acquitted when he shot a number of protestors in Wisconsin while roaming around armed with an AR-15, he was later interviewed by Carlson on air.
MTG - an ally of Carlson
While Georgia's Taylor-Greene has been actively looking for any opportunity to publicize her new book lately, she and Tucker Carlson go way back. When he was still employed at Fox News, MTG was a frequent guest and was given the opportunity to sound off on many of her pet projects and issues.
Carlson was dismissed from Fox - apparently without warning - in April and the reasons for the network dismissing him were unclear at the time. Speculation was rife that it could be linked to the settlement of $787.5 million paid by the Fox news network in a legal battle with Dominion Voting Systems, regarding claims made about their voting machines and alleged voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
On learning the news, MTG took to Twitter and attacked the network for "caving to the woke mob" in ousting Carlson. In the immediate aftermath, she also took the opportunity to slam one of her long-time foes - New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - after AOC had applauded the move by Fox.
Since that time, Carlson has established himself as an online broadcaster, sharing interviews with some of the more outspoken and divisive characters at the far-right of American politics and it would seem that on November 27 it was MTG's turn.
What will her book achieve?
Given its lowly sales and lukewarm reviews (so far), it's not clear whether MTG will make much money from selling her book. What does seem clear however is that she is using it as a means of further spreading her own theories and advancing her own personal profile and agenda.
On November 24, the only Democrat to serve on all the same committees as MTG - Robert Garcia - expressed his concern over how dangerous and disjointed from reality many of Taylor-Greene's opinions are. Time will tell whether she has used the interview with Carlson to further stir up her fans.
Do you think that Georgia's Marjorie Taylor-Greene should be more focused on positive action rather than stirring up controversy and building her profile? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.