Maloney: “While Democrats are fighting for racial justice, Republicans continue to let Taylor Greene’s disgraceful actions go unpunished”
This morning, DCCC Chairman Sean Patrick Maloney called on the NRCC and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to reject the $175,000 that QAnon believer Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene pledged to Republicans’ campaign efforts after Greene appeared to lament the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial and called Black Lives Matter “the strongest terrorist threat in our country.”
Just days after Greene tried to launch a white power caucus adhering to “uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions,” GOP leadership is still refusing to hold her accountable as she doubles down on her racist rhetoric, further solidifying Greene’s hold over the Republican Party.
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“THE DAILY MARJORIE — DCCC Chair SEAN PATRICK MALONEY (D-N.Y.) is calling on Republican leaders and the NRCC to reject a $175,000 pledged donation from lightning rod Rep. MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE following the latest controversies surrounding the Georgia Republican.
“After the Chauvin verdict Tuesday night, MTG took to Twitter to claim Black Lives Matter ‘has now proven itself to be the most powerful domestic [terrorist] organization in our country.’ SPM quickly sent Playbook his reaction to what the DCCC called ‘her racist rhetoric … attacking Black activists that have marched against police violence’ — and calling on House Minority Leader KEVIN MCCARTHY and NRCC Chair TOM EMMER (R-Minn.) to return the money.
“‘In her brief time as a Republican star,’ the DCCC chief wrote, ‘she has peddled QAnon inspired conspiracies, promoted rhetoric that egged on the insurrection at the United States Capitol, planned a white supremacist caucus in Congress, and tweeted a racist statement in the wake of the Derek Chauvin verdict. While Democrats are fighting for racial justice, Republicans continue to let Taylor Greene’s disgraceful actions go unpunished.’”
“Rep. Sean Maloney (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, also spoke out, suggesting that Greene’s tweet further bolstered his group’s case that his counterparts at the National Republican Congressional Committee should return a recent $175,000 contribution from Greene.
“‘In her brief time as a Republican star, she has peddled QAnon inspired conspiracies, promoted rhetoric that egged on the insurrection at the United States Capitol, planned a white supremacist caucus in Congress, and tweeted a racist statement in the wake of the Derek Chauvin verdict,’ Maloney said in a statement. ‘While Democrats are fighting for racial justice, Republicans continue to let Taylor Greene’s disgraceful actions go unpunished.’”
“House Democrats are calling on the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and GOP leaders to return funds raised by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) following a reported attempt by her office to begin an ‘America First Caucus’ that would focus on ‘Anglo-Saxon’ political values.
“‘While they continue to dodge questions about Greene’s racist platform, the NRCC has refused to return the $175,000 in campaign cash Greene funneled into their coffers,’ the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) said in a statement.”
Talking Points Memo: Maloney Pushes NRCC To Return Greene’s Money After Her BLM Comments
“Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) responded to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) calling Black Lives Matter ‘the most powerful domestic terrorists [sic] organization in our county’ by demanding that the NRCC return her donation.
[…] “Maloney homed in on Greene’s $175,000 pledged donation to the NRCC, though it’s not the first time he demanded the sum be returned. On Tuesday, he berated the NRCC for keeping the money after Greene was linked to a draft proposal for an ‘America First Caucus,’ which called for the preservation of ‘Anglo-Saxon political traditions.’
[…] “Attacking Greene is a key part of the DCCC’s 2022 midterms strategy, which it launched advertisements for unusually early, back in February.
“The DCCC plans to yoke the party to the QAnon conspiracy theory, a wide-ranging and bizarre group of beliefs which center on the idea that a shadowy cabal of elites is pulling the strings of the government, formerly working to undermine President Trump’s presidency. Now, believers wait for Trump to be ushered back into the Oval Office and Democrats to face their comeuppance via jail or execution.
“Greene has occasionally played coy with the conspiracy theory, though her prolific social media use has left plenty of fodder — ‘I’m very excited about that now there’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take this global cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles out,’ she said in 2017 — for Maloney to work with.”