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Hallowed Halls of Congress

Adolph Hitler has been named to the B’Nai B’rith board of directors, Chris Christie is the new spokesman for Nutrafast, Mike Pence is the new Planned Parenthood director, Josef Stalin is the latest head of the ACLU, Pete Rose and Barry Bonds are co-directors of Truth in Advertising, Sarah Sanders and Kayleigh McEnany have gotten the nod to co-lead NPR, Jeffrey Epstein is now head of Sesame Street, Humphrey Bogart is the new spokesman for a campaign to stop young people from smoking and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., who has claimed that school shootings were faked to pass gun control laws, has been named to the House Education Committee, which also has a few responsibilities when it comes to violent shootings at American schools.

If you can guess which is true, you will win a prize to be determined at a much later date, and possibly never, but guess anyway. Those who said Greene have qualified for the someday to be announced prize.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., appointed Greene, a Georgia Republican, to the House Education and Labor Committee. After just three weeks on the job, Greene has replaced former, former, former president Trump as the best source of unbelievably horrible news. In the days since her appointment and in the wake of the assault on the Capitol, various unsavory aspects of the congresswoman have come to light, even though they have been reported before and anyone in Congress who claims they were shocked is a big liar. This is what Greene, who was elected last year to her first term in office, has done:

Active supporter of racist views of QAnon.

Supported conspiracies surrounding the 9/11 attacks.

Suggested various school shootings in the U.S. were fake or inside jobs.

Pushed an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that a space laser ignited California’s worst wildfire of all time

Used an offensive slur in rant referencing Down’s syndrome.

Has filed articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden, who has been in office about eight days.

Wore a “Stop the Steal” mask on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

Has supported executing Nancy Pelosi and other prominent Democratic politicians.

Even members of her own party are downright, really upset, are embarrassed and ashamed and have had enough and are calling for Greene to step down in their most earnest voices as they express shock and outrage about the first term member of Congress whose conspiratorial convictions were the worst kept secret in Congress and beyond.

You can take this to the bank: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., ain’t going anywhere and the micro-flap among her colleagues will quickly dissipate and vanish in the mist as they assert that their Republican colleague has been unfairly smeared by Democrats.

She won her post in congress after the 14th District in northwest Georgia was created following the 2010 census. She represents the 10th most Republican district in the U.S. and Trump carried the district with more than 75 percent of the vote in 2016.

Greene got 74.7 percent of the votes, defeating one of the state’s most endangered species, 35-year-old Democratic neurosurgeon, Kevin Van Ausdal, who ran on a vow, don’t laugh, to “bring civility back to Washington” but quit the race after his wife filed for divorce, though his name remained on the ballot. Greene evidently did not care to “bring civility back to Washington” and ran a smear campaign that included her roaring across a field in a Humvee and using her AR-15 rifle to blast targets labeled “open borders” and “socialism.” She called VanAusdal a communist and that she needed “strong conservative Christians” to stand up to the socialist onslaught of the Democrats and “basement dweller,” Joe Biden.

Greene replaced Rep. Tom Graves, a Tea Party candidate, who did not run for a fifth term and once called President Barack Obama a “dictator.” Graves had not supported Trump in the 2016 Republican primary and that may have had a teensy bearing on why Graves rode off into the sunset.

So that’s a little about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga. Before the flap began to emerge in the media, it’s safe to say that maybe three people in New Jersey had ever even heard of this woman who has a seat on the most powerful institution in the world. What about the other members of Congress who come from obscure districts in obscure states and also may have platforms that are somewhat out of the norm?

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Journalist for 40 years and now a creative writer

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