Conservative columnist Max Boot on Wednesday reminded Republicans who are now getting “into a lather” about conspiracy theory-spouting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R.-Ga.) of their support for former President Donald Trump, which he said they “seem to have instantly forgotten.”
“They spent the past four years tolerating and even supporting ‘loony lies and conspiracy theories’ emanating not from a powerless House newcomer but from the most powerful man on the planet,” Boot wrote in his latest column for The Washington Post.
“Greene might be marginally kookier than former president Donald Trump — but only marginally,” the pundit said, noting how Trump’s “whole political career was defined by his advocacy of insane conspiracy theories.”
Boot listed some of Trump’s many, many “loony lies,” including his baseless birther conspiracy theory about former President Barack Obama and his false claim that the 2020 election was stolen from him, which led to the deadly Capitol riot by a mob of his supporters on Jan. 6.
Greene, meanwhile, faces censure in Congress over her support for the unhinged QAnon movement, her claims that mass school shootings were staged and belief that the 9/11 terror attacks were an inside job. The House will vote on Thursday whether to remove her from committees after Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy failed to do so.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) this week said that Greene’s support for conspiracy theories was a “cancer” on the GOP.
“Yes, Marjorie Taylor Greene is awful. But Trump — who called Greene a “real WINNER” and, according to Greene, recently called to offer her support — is far worse,” Boot concluded. “As long as Trump remains a force within the GOP, the cancer afflicting the party will continue to metastasize.”