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Marjorie Taylor Greene, MTG, Anthony Fauci
Marjorie Taylor Greene, the gentlelady from Georgia, gives a captive Dr. Fauci a piece of her "mind." Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

Some real idiots and weirdos have served in the House of Representatives, but Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) takes the cake.

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When it comes to choosing the dumbest senator of all time, Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) obviously takes the crown (and you should really read this article about him). Over on the House side, it’s much more difficult to choose because it has always been a place for colorful individuals… quite a few of them complete morons. 

Take Hezekiah Buford (Whig-PA), who once bit off his thumb when trying to eat a hot dog. Or Philomon Sherman (D-TX), who accidentally married a sock puppet named “Mr. Wobbles.” And then there is Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).

Hold on, time to come clean. We made up Buford and Sherman. Sadly, Greene is very real.

And, in spite of all of the wack jobs, oddballs, and idiots who have served in the House over the past two-and-a-half centuries, she is heads and (powerful) shoulders above the rest in terms of sheer stupidity, ignorance, and conspiracytheoryness.

Then again, it would be unfair to simply refer to her as an idiot just because she has never uttered an intelligible thought.

Because Greene is also nuts… and the fact that she is a member of the United States House of Representatives is a testament not only to the current radicalization of Congress but also to the fact that her voters can’t be too bright either.

She impressively proved both in a 90-second interviewrant this week in which she displayed not only stunning ignorance but also that she does not have a firm grasp on reality. Oh, and there was some cursing (you can watch that exchange here or just read along).

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To set the scene, this is a brief interview Greene gave outside of a hearing in which she yelled at Anthony Fauci and refused to call him “doctor” (which is why we are taking the liberty of referring to her as “Marge” in this piece).

As a quick aside, it is really weird that Capitol Hill reporters even bother to interview her since she has nothing to contribute (other than fodder for clickbait). Well, we suppose that if someone were working on a story about Jewish space lasers starting wildfires in California to facilitate the construction of a high-speed rail system, then Marge would be an excellent source.

To be fair, she is not just an expert on space lasers but also on various other issues, like whether a plane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, who was responsible for the attack, whether the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting was a false flag event, and whether the city of Pittsburgh exists (OK, we made one of these up, and you can guess which one).

The point is that she was already in yelling mode.

Things started innocently enough (on a Marge-level), with the firebrand from Georgia lamenting that Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) suggested that some Republicans “blindly worship” Donald Trump.

It’s tough to argue with that since the most famous Republican of them all openly worships Trump… and that is the former president himself.

Marge once compared him to Jesus, so maybe this isn’t the hill she should choose to die on. Of course, back then she only declared her undying loyalty, not that she worships the dude.

She especially seemed to take exception to Raskin’s characterization of Trump as a “convicted felon,” which she put in air quotes.

Things then quickly unraveled when the reporter correctly pointed out that the former president is, in fact, a convicted felon.

“Well yeah, so is George Floyd,” she said, referring to the Minnesota man who was murdered by cops, which led to massive protests around the country. 

“You all too, the media worshiped George Floyd. Democrats worshiped George Floyd. There were riots, burning down the fucking country over George Floyd.”

It is true that there was some looting, and more than 10,000 people were arrested out of the estimated 15 to 26 million people who participated in the protests against a cop who snuffed out Floyd’s life by kneeling on his neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds — an act for which said cop was later found guilty of murder and sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison.

Talking herself into a rage, she then proclaimed that Jesus, and not Trump, is her savior and that she is “really sick and tired of the bullshit antics I deal with constantly from the Democrats.”

Jesus would be proud of her for sticking up for him.

Next, Marge demonstrated her sound grasp of facts and reality when she pondered why Democrats are attacking her character.

“You want to know why? Because the Democrats don’t have anything. They are responsible for the lockdowns, forced vaccinations, kids being forced to stay home, people committing suicide, and all the horrors that this country lived through during COVID,” she said.

Now, you may recall that COVID-19 was the abbreviation for coronavirus disease 2019, because that’s when it emerged.

If you, unlike Marge, are a history buff, then you will know that a Republican was president at the time (Hint: It was a guy she totally doesn’t worship), and, to the extent that the federal government was involved, was therefore responsible for that response; so her statement is a bit of a stretch.

The CrossFit enthusiast then geared up for her grand finale.

“Fauci belongs in prison, he should be tried for mass murder and he should be tried for crimes against humanity,” she said. 

OK, that sounds smart and sane.

It should also be noted that it sounds in the clip as though she said “crimes against humidity,” which makes just as much sense. Perhaps she thinks Fauci operated one of those space lasers to suck the moisture from the atmosphere.

In any case, to give Marge some credit, there probably is a bit of mad genius in her ability to cram so much stupidity, ignorance, and insanity into 90 seconds.

Hezekiah Buford and Philomon Sherman would be proud.


The cartoon above was created by DonkeyHotey for WhoWhatWhy from these images: Marjorie Taylor Greene caricature (DonkeyHotey / Flickr – CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED), Anthony Fauci caricature (DonkeyHotey / Flickr – CC BY 2.0 DEED), and background (C-SPAN / YouTube).


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  • Klaus Marre

    Klaus Marre is a writer, editor, former congressional reporter, and director of the WhoWhatWhy Mentor Apprentice Program. Follow him on Twitter @KlausMarre.

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  • DonkeyHotey

    DonkeyHotey creates art to illustrate news articles and opinion pieces. His current work is a combination of caricature, photo collage, and photo manipulation.

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