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Mitch McDonnell came out swinging, in an uncharacteristically blunt statement in which he lambasted house members who believed and promoted conspiracy theories, referring to their beliefs as a cancer on the Republican party.

Although he didn’t technically state her name, it is undoubtedly the case that his main target was freshman congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene who has been accused by many of promoting conspiracy theories of the kind McConnell mentioned in his statement.

As The Hill reports:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday blasted Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s embrace of “loony lies and conspiracy theories” as a “cancer for the Republican Party.”

“Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality,” McConnell said in a statement first shared with The Hill. “This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”

McConnell didn’t mention Greene by name in his three-sentence statement, but his rare, scathing remarks about a freshman GOP lawmaker from the other chamber suggests he recognizes the potential damage her violent rhetoric and bizarre conspiracy theories could inflict on congressional Republicans as they try to take back both the House and Senate in next year’s midterms…

Democrats are threatening to force a floor vote this week to oust the controversial Georgia Republican from the Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee if House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) does not remove her first.

Taylor Greene fired back against McConnell’s statement on Twitter:

McConnell certainly has accomplished an incredible amount for Republicans over his long and storied career, but did he go to far in his attack on Greene and those like her in the party? Or is his statement completely necessary and needed to combat radical and unhinged beliefs of some republicans?

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shosh7154
shosh7154
1 year ago

Perhaps your source, The Hill, should bill itself as premium gossip and discount rates.

Danny
Danny
1 year ago
Reply to  shosh7154

Yes, the publication “The Hill “ has turned into something much like Salon and Vox! Trump can’t get anything right according to “The Hill.”

larry hall
larry hall
1 year ago
Reply to  Danny

yes welcome to the real world amen..

HAROLD C HOPKINS
HAROLD C HOPKINS
1 year ago

Senator McConnell is very close to losing my confidence in him. I’m getting very tired of SOME people telling others what to say. President Trump said that the Obama Administration was spying on his campaign and EVERYONE said he was a conspiracy theorist. Turned out he was right again.

Diana
Diana
1 year ago

I just lost all confidence in Mitch after reading he is praising Liz Cheney – https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-politics-mitch-mcconnell-liz-cheney-0dca1beb85f006a3e0ee84ed05fbb6db

S. Hoffman
S. Hoffman
1 year ago

I thought the airplane info came from cleaning out the CIA offices.

portia
portia
1 year ago

Yes, and he is losing mine also; let’s get positive Republican and influential people on board to counteract all this negative rhetoric . TRUmp=TRUth=TRUst !!!

Danny
Danny
1 year ago
Reply to  portia

Trump losing the election was the best news McConnell has had in four years! China will prosper and McConnell is now most powerful Republican in Washington DC.

Pam
Pam
1 year ago
Reply to  portia

Great slogan for Trump in 2024!!

Billy Bob Clinton
Billy Bob Clinton
1 year ago

McConnell eats shit.

larry hall
larry hall
1 year ago

NOW billy bob be nice

Ernie
Ernie
1 year ago

I don’t have any confidence in Mitch I think Mitch should lose his leadership roll and be censored

Jim
Jim
1 year ago
Reply to  Ernie

I think his bosses live deep in the swamp and they are saving him for something terrible.

Paul Massey
Paul Massey
1 year ago
Reply to  Ernie

Totally agree with you

Caromac
Caromac
1 year ago

If we actually kept track of everything he has said, he is spot on in just about everything. They try to label us as “conspiracy theorists” but their lies are coming back to bite them in the ass! Georgia voters GET THIS TUMOR out of office in 2022. If you go back and check his record in voting Republican, you will be surprised.

Retired Marine
Retired Marine
1 year ago

Are you serious? CLOSE to losing confidence? REALLY?

larry hall
larry hall
1 year ago

AGAIN

Donald Starzl
Donald Starzl
1 year ago

did ole mitch call Adam Schiff a cancer after his conspiracy theories against a duly elected president?I think this demented piece of sh– should go back to kentucky and just fade away.

Gerard
Gerard
1 year ago
Reply to  Donald Starzl

McConnell is a back stabbing coward as are most of the GOP.

John
John
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerard

Mitch is married to a Chinese spy

Bill
Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  John

Mitch the B*+*h!

Terry wilson
Terry wilson
1 year ago
Reply to  John

That’s correct she is Xi Xi ping wife’s sister

Boaz
1 year ago
Reply to  John

Don’t forget they have a business in China!

Jim
Jim
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerard

The Patriot Party might be the answer, The democrats are plain disgusting and the gop is weak.

v steve
v steve
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim

It’s not the party it’s the people in congress and we the people.

AmFer
AmFer
1 year ago
Reply to  Donald Starzl

‘Old Mumbles Mitch’ is freely showing us who he really is, for that I’m thankful. Now go home, Mitch.

P K
P K
1 year ago
Reply to  AmFer

yep owns stock in , and is in debt to Dominion . His wife is also Chinese heritage.
And Trump gave her a cabinet position when asked by McConnell. Now McConnell
is totally anti Trump. I think that shows he is too open to the lure of money and
power. Blows in the wind. Yes……fold your tent and go home , Mitch.

Mary Ann
Mary Ann
1 year ago
Reply to  P K

You nailed it!

Gordon
Gordon
1 year ago
Reply to  P K

His wife is MORE than just of Chinese heritage. Her family owns a shipping company that is “robber baron” huge. Mitch is beholden to Beijing!

Terry wilson
Terry wilson
1 year ago
Reply to  P K

AG Barr was in with Dominon voting machines also

Jim
Jim
1 year ago
Reply to  Terry wilson

That explains a lot. Thanks!

Cindy
Cindy
1 year ago
Reply to  Terry wilson

I figured as much. Since no search engine will give real facts when it comes to the 2020 election and dominion, where did you get your information?

Joseph
Joseph
1 year ago
Reply to  P K

The Soviet dictator Stalin said that gratefulness is a dog disease. It looks like Mitch agrees with the dictator.

Tom Brown
Tom Brown
1 year ago
Reply to  P K

Cuz’ the wind is going to start blowing soon.

Madeleine
Madeleine
1 year ago
Reply to  P K

Its called treason . Being i bed with Dominion and China

Jim
Jim
1 year ago
Reply to  AmFer

AMEN! Old Mitch just kisses up to whoever or whatever is in power at the time to protect his own a$$. . . Same as all the rest of the RINOs.

Jim
Jim
1 year ago
Reply to  Donald Starzl

Total POS!

Sharon
Sharon
1 year ago
Reply to  Donald Starzl

Agreed!

Paul Massey
Paul Massey
1 year ago
Reply to  Donald Starzl

Totally agree