For those of you who are following the saga of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-Ga), Greg Bluestein has a piece over at the AJC documenting some discontent among Republicans in the Georgia General Assembly. Few are likely surprised that redistricting Greene into a competitive district or primary with another member is part of the discussion:
[S]ome of Greene’s critics say GOP legislators should consider adding Democratic-leaning parts of Cobb to her district or tying her with incumbent U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk. And if not, they hold out hope that a third-party candidate can put a charge into the campaign.
Regardless of what happens in redistricting, Greene hasn’t helped her cause with her constituents. On Friday, Greene tweeted, “I woke up early this morning literally laughing thinking about what a bunch of morons the Democrats (+11) are for giving some one [sic] like me free time…Oh this is going to be fun!” (The “+11” refers to the Republicans who voted to remove Greene from her two committee assignments.)
Those comments make Greene’s speech on the House floor the day before seem not at all contrite. And although she has complained about being silenced (she hasn’t been) in virtually every media appearance she has done (doesn’t sound like she has been silenced) by the House (she still can speak on the floor, offer amendments, and vote), Greene doesn’t really seem interested in representing Georgia’s 14th Congressional District or any congressional district into which she may be drawn. More than anything, it seems as though she just wants to build a profile for herself.
Greene also says that she’s “going to be holding the Republican Party accountable…and pushing them to the right.” There are much, much more effective conservative lawmakers doing that. She ain’t one of them.