Conservative careerist, carpetbagging heiress and self-funder, Sara Jacobs, defeated progressive working class candidate Georgette Gómez by burying her in cash-- $7,468,126 to $1,663,194, not to mention another nearly $3 million in outside spending by family members and other conservatives. Her Republican family SuperPAC, misleadingly named California Forward, spent $2,723,036 smearing Gómez and bolstering the worthless Jacobs who, upon winning, slithered right into the corrupt corporately-backed New Dem Coalition. Last night she tweeted about her fellow freshman self-funder "I can't actually start fires with a space laser, but I can hold Marjorie Taylor Greene accountable for saying I can and calling for the execution of our nation's elected leaders. That's why I introduced legislation to censure her & call for her resignation." Censure and "calling for resignation" are meaningless in the extreme and exactly what you would expect from a centrist crud like Jacobs when real Democrats are fighting for actual expulsion. But it gave Jacobs a nano-second of fame she was desperately looking for.
The anti-Semitic Greene was also tweeting up a storm last night but, like most people, she's probably never heard of Sara Jacobs. Instead, she was celebrating her notoriety and newfound ability to command the right-wing media and turn on the spigots of right-wing cash by boasting of the support she's getting from-- who else?-- Señor Trumpanzee.
I took the liberty of turning her Twitter tirade into a narrative. although I've left her stream of lies and bad grammar alone: "I had a GREAT call with my all time favorite POTUS, President Trump! I’m so grateful for his support and more importantly the people of this country are absolutely 100% loyal to him because he is 100% loyal to the people and America First. You can never beat him because We The People have his back. The blood thirsty media and the socialists hate America Democrats are attacking me now just like they always attack President Trump. I can promise you this... I won’t back down. I’ll never apologize. And I’ll always keep fighting for the people. For me, it’s America First!!! Any elected politician that isn’t putting America First doesn’t deserve their position or the people’s trust. America Last policies are policies for sell outs and losers! In these divisive times, real leaders must be determined and strong to be able to withstand the rabid mob that preys on weakness in order to get their way, which is to destroy our country. Yes there is an enemy within. And that enemy is a poisonous rot of socialist policies and America last sell outs who are pompous hypocrites that believe they are untouchable elites. They condoned devastating shutdowns while the rules didn’t apply to them who wined and dined maskless, while the masses have been left in ruins. They promoted, supported, cheered, and funded deadly violent Antifa/BLM riots that burned cities, attacked our police... hurt innocent people, and terrorized Americans. While I along with all Republicans denounced the Capitol attack and were victims inside as well, our Democrat colleagues try to lie and blame us for violence we had nothing to do with and have condemned all along. After the Capitol attack, 30,000 National Guard were brought in to secure the Capitol and protect the elites. Yet where was this type of protection for all of the people and American cities that have been ravaged over the last year? Where is the outrage for the regular people who were left to endure the Democrat riots with no one swooping in to save the day? They only care about themselves. This is why I will never back down and will stand up against the never ending blood thirsty mob who has addicted their followers to hate, in order to everything I can to protect our freedoms. I’m so thankful to say the people have my back and I will always have theirs."
The conspirators and instigators of the insurrection, like Greene, have not been censured-- only Republicans who opposed it have been (the Arizona mainstream conservatives last week and, earlier today, poor Tom Rice, a very conservative South Carolina Republican who voted for impeachment and is now among the politically walking dead).
Reporting this morning for the Washington Post, Michael Kranish, Reis Thebault and Stephanie McCrummen noted that "as Marjorie Taylor Greene entered a runoff last year to be the Republican nominee for a U.S. House seat in Georgia, her opponent sounded the alarm. He warned top party officials that she had made a series of dangerous, baseless claims, and that she would tear apart the GOP if she won. But Greene’s widely reported comments about the radical ideology of QAnon and other matters had not stopped a coterie of top Republicans from urging her to run for the seat representing a deeply conservative district in north Georgia, and then issuing fervent endorsements. Greene was 'exactly the kind of fighter needed in Washington to stand with me against the radical left,' declared Rep. Gym Jordan (R-OH), a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Debbie Meadows, who ran an influential political action committee and whose husband, Mark Meadows, became Trump’s chief of staff, gushed, 'We cannot wait to welcome her to Congress.' Greene trounced neurosurgeon John Cowan in the runoff and easily won in the fall-- paving the way for her emergence as a symbol of the radicalized ideology that believes in QAnon, which inspired the pro-Trump rioters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 and has enveloped much of the Republican Party while sparking fears of additional violence. While some Republicans have tried to portray Greene as a political anomaly, her ascent demonstrates the extent to which key party leaders embraced her and propelled her to victory despite her well-documented history of spreading false claims and violent rhetoric. Critical to Greene’s success was the early intervention on her behalf by some of the party’s most staunchly pro-Trump figures and Greene’s ability to tap into the far-right online world where baseless claims thrive... Greene, meanwhile, hired an advertising consultant who had once said the NAACP is 'the Black KKK, only more violent and dangerous.' She spent $211,000 to advertise on Parler, the social media site that attracted adherents to QAnon, according to Federal Election Commission records. The next highest amount spent on Parler by a congressional candidate last year was $1,400."
At Greene’s campaign events last summer and fall, her most visible and consistent support came not from QAnon followers but from county-based gun groups who claim thousands of members across northwest Georgia. The groups are part of the Second Amendment “sanctuary movement,” which aims to establish counties where gun restrictions are not enforced.
At one event where Greene headlined, a militia called the Georgia III Percent Martyrs-- which would later claim to have hundreds of members outside the U.S. Capitol on the insurrection day of Jan. 6-- provided security, wearing camouflage, body armor, radios and in one case a battle ax.
“She is where she is now because of us,” Jonathan Ledwell, a gun group member, said at one of Greene’s events last summer.
...After her election, Greene’s support in extreme corners of the Internet is stronger than ever. On Patriots.win-- a website that descended from Reddit’s forum /r/The_Donald, which was banned last year-- users cheered her on.
“They are trying to discredit her,” one wrote. “It won’t work, it will only make us love her more.”
Another wrote, “I wish we had a million more just like her.”
Now, in the same place where she once filmed her Facebook videos about extremist theories, Greene roams the Capitol as a member of the House. Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) said he plans to introduce a resolution expelling her from Congress. “What she is doing matters and can lead to violence,” Gomez said in an interview.
Some Republican leaders, just as they did during her campaign, have once again expressed outrage at her comments, even as they stand by their decision to put her on the Education and Labor Committee.
A spokesman on Wednesday said McCarthy found Greene’s comments “deeply disturbing” and said the house minority leader “plans to have a conversation with the Congresswoman about them” next week. Scalise said in a statement that “there is no place for comments like that in our political discourse.” Scalise and McCarthy did not respond to a request for comment about Greene’s future.
On Thursday, CNN reported that Greene had agreed to transfer $175,000 from her campaign to the National Republican Campaign Committee, which works to elect GOP members to House. The transfer was confirmed by a knowledgeable official.
As of Friday, there was no word that Republican leaders had raised concerns directly with Greene.