McConnell condemns ‘loony lies’ in swipe at Marjorie Taylor Greene

“Loony lies and conspiracy theories are cancer for the Republican Celebration and our place,” Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell reported Monday after queries about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.

“Somebody who’s advised that potentially no airplane strike the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying faculty shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality,” McConnell reported.

McConnell, R-Ky., did not mention the Georgia consultant by title, but his statement was unveiled following NBC Information questioned about the controversial freshman lawmaker.

“This has very little to do with the issues dealing with American households or the strong debates on substance that can bolster our occasion,” his assertion said.

Greene on Twitter seemed to respond, crafting: “The serious most cancers for the Republican Occasion is weak Republicans who only know how to get rid of gracefully. This is why we are shedding our region.”

She arrived underneath scrutiny past week more than earlier remarks, which includes kinds suggesting that college shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and Parkland, Florida, had been staged. Greene has also in the past expressed help for the QAnon conspiracy.

McConnell and Greene are in unique chambers, and Monday’s responses by McConnell surface to be the to start with that the Senate minority leader has manufactured on the challenge.

Earlier in the working day, a group of House Democrats launched a resolution to take away Greene from her two committee assignments more than the inflammatory and untrue statements.

The resolution, sponsored by Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Deutch, equally of Florida, and Jahana Hayes of Connecticut, would eliminate Greene from the Household Education and learning & Labor Committee and the House Finances Committee.

The Policies Committee stated it would think about the resolution Wednesday, the to start with stage in obtaining it to a vote on the floor.

Rebecca Shabad contributed.