National Republicans may be embarrassed by her…
But back home where it counts?
ep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been stripped of her House committee assignments and rebuked by GOP leaders for recent comments comparing vaccine and mask requirements to the Holocaust. A Democratic congressman has introduced a resolution to expel her from Congress.
But at the Georgia Republican Party convention this weekend, it was hard to find many critics of the lightning rod congresswoman.
“It’s like saying it’s ‘hot as hell,’” Debbie Dooley, a founder of the Tea Party movement in Atlanta, said of Greene’s Holocaust comparison. Dooley was among a group of attendees wearing large “We Love Marjorie” pins on Saturday with her face in the middle of them.
Greene did not attend the convention. But when asked about her appeal, more than 20 party activists and officials mentioned her disregard for political correctness and approach to politics as a “Washington outsider.” Many said they appreciate her willingness to say what she believes, even if it is inaccurate or dangerous — the same traits they admired in former President Donald Trump.
“If that were me up there, I’d be doing the same thing. Though she probably does it with more tact,” said Sara Lain-Moneymaker of Chatham County, one of the hundreds of first-time attendees at the convention….