This ideological extremist was sent to Congress in the November 3, 2020 election by voters in the 14th Congressional District for the State of Georgia. Demographics of this district by race are: 85.3% white and 9.8% Black American with a 10.1% Hispanic ethnicity. 79 percent of population in this district secured a high school education while only 16.6 percent graduated from college. The median household income is $42,700.
The 14th District lags behind the rest of the nation is educational attainment and median income. Roughly 91 percent of Americans have a high school diploma while 66 percent have some college with 47 percent having some kind of degree. The national median income in 2019 was nearly $69,000.
The 14th District is predominantly white, right-wing conservative, and Republican Party affiliated. It is not surprising that Greene defeated her Democratic opponent by a 74.7 to a 25.3 percentage margin. The Democratic candidate actually withdrew from the race before the November 3 general election, meaning Greene effectively ran unopposed.
The relatively educationally challenged and economically deprived people of the 14th Congressional District have an enshrined constitutional right to send to Congress the individual they want to represent them. They sent Marjorie Taylor Greene.
But that right of representation does not entail a right to be respected, accepted, and approved of by the members of the Congressional House of Representatives. Greene has publicly endorsed political assassinations, espoused wild-eyed conspiracy theories that not even a deranged crack addict could accept, and has spewed racist and anti-Semitic views over the entire social media landscape. The highest ranking Republican in Congress called her a “cancer” to the Republican Party.
That is why a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of all her congressional responsibilities. She has not demonstrated the political fitness or intellectual ability, either at a moral or ethical level, to carry out the responsibilities a Congressperson.
That said, let’s look at some good news.
Recent polling shows that 8 of every ten Americans have at least some trust in President Biden’s governing abilities while 75 percent of Americans approved of his management of the government. That is compared to Marjorie Taylor Greene’s admitted political mentor. Donald J. Trump never once—not even a nano-second—ever received an approval rating during his four-presidency that reached a 50 percent approval rating.
This good news was embraced by a fellow Georgian of Marjorie Taylor Green, 39-year-old Miguel Castillo of Columbus Georgia. Like Greene, Castillo was a Trump supporter who cast his vote for the former president on November 3, 2020.
But here’s the difference between the two Trump supporters.
Castillo recently said that he hopes Biden succeeds in his presidency.
“Whatever he does, it affects all of us as Americans,” he told the media. “I hope that his presidency is a good presidency. I don’t wish him to fail. I honestly do not.”
Democrats, and people of all political persuasions, can unify under Castillo flag of reason and love of country.
But there is no “unity” with the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene who subscribes to the political ideology of Couy Griffin, a Otero County, New Mexico Commissioner who was recently arrested for his participation in the January 6, 2021 insurrectionist assault on the U.S. Capitol Building.
A member of the “Cowboys for Trump,” Griffin expressed the political ideology—one supported by Greene—by telling the media that “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat” and vowed to have “blood running out of the [capitol] building” January 6.
So, the Cowboy for Trump now sits in jail and the QAnon Lady now sits in an empty office in the Capitol Building that Griffin help bloody. One deserve the other.
There may be some hope for America after all!