The GOP Has Sunk So Low That Marjorie Taylor Greene Is the Establishment Now

Source: The New Republic
by Alex Shephard

“Since her rapid rise to prominence during her first campaign for office in 2020, the Georgia congresswoman has made a name for herself as a kind of sentient Facebook page. A frothing conspiracy theorist with no interest in governance and an unending appetite for owning the libs, Greene makes a practice of embracing ideas that range from crazy to batshit. … that road took her somewhere few might have predicted at the time. Last week, there was Greene, whipping a group of far-right holdouts to vote for McCarthy for speaker. Many of her fellow travelers on the GOP’s lunatic fringe — Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert, most prominently — had embarked on a hostage mission, holding up McCarthy’s coronation in order to sap the speaker’s power and make it their own. Greene was not among them.” (01/11/23)