MTG hurt by the apparent injustice of it all
On Friday December 1, the one-term former Republican president Donald Trump will head to a Fulton County courtroom in what may be the only televised hearing featuring the three-time loser.
His appearance comes in a week when Georgia's most outspoken and divisive Republican - Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene - has repeatedly raged in-person and online over the apparently 'unfair' treatment of her political hero.
It's standard operating procedure for MTG to leap to the defense of the one-term former president whenever the opportunity presents itself, and while he faces an uncertain future given the 90+ charges currently leveled against him, she continues to state her aim is to serve as his running-mate and Vice President.
Her main focus this week (other than continuing her push to impeach President Joe Biden and others within his administration, and publicizing her new book 'MTG') has been to attack the various legal proceedings against Trump.
On November 29, she appeared to be attempting to stir up supporters of the three-time loser and retweeted a report that suggested that anyone who had retweeted or favorited a Trump tweet in the past, had-had their data collected by federal law enforcement agencies.
MTG stated her opinion that this represented:
"... a war on Trump and anyone who supports Trump."
Putting aside whether this is feasible, or actually happening it seems to demonstrate once again that Georgia's Taylor-Greene seems more concerned about elevating her opinions and stoking fear and division, than she is about serving the public of Georgia and actually using her position in government for good.
MTG losing support?
In recent weeks, Marjorie Taylor-Greene has repeatedly complained of the fractures within the GOP that are seeing her bills and proposals (including repeated attempts to impeach Democrats), falling apart before they go anywhere. She has suggested she understands why Republican voters are frustrated with her party, and yet seems unable to fathom that she may have played a part in that division.
Whether her newly introduced articles of impeachment go anywhere remains to be seen. What seems certain is that Speaker Mike Johnson and senior House Republicans will be concerned that TV viewers aren't treated to another display of chaos and disorder as occurred when an impeachment enquiry was last convened.
MTG in particular spent her time trying to score points and gain media coverage for herself, but the hearing accomplished nothing.
Her book seems to be struggling too
In the days since Taylor-Greene's book was released on November 21, it had received just a handful of reviews with an average rating of just 1-star being given by readers. Early reviewers were unanimous in their dislike for the book, which the Georgia Republican had teased as being a "tell-all" must-read when she first announced the project in September.
One reviewer on Amazon.com put it simply, describing the book as "total fiction":
"I couldn't even get through half of the book. MTG is living in a different world than most people. You can tell it stretches the truth and imagination"
TV host Jimmy Kimmel also devoted a large part of his opening monologue to trashing the book, and mocking MTG for the stories she'd shared within it, many of which seem to be based in fiction rather than in fact.
Maybe the trial of the one-term former president will give MTG other things to focus on rather than the slow sales of her book.
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