”Marjorie is mistaken, and her intentional resolution to check the horrors of the Holocaust with carrying masks is appalling. The Holocaust is the best atrocity dedicated in historical past. The truth that this must be acknowledged right this moment is deeply troubling,” McCarthy responded. Then he moved on to the try and shift blame onto Democrats, including, “At a time when the Jewish individuals face elevated violence and threats, anti-Semitism is on the rise within the Democrat Get together and is totally ignored by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.”
As a result of nothing says “alternative to sentence my political rivals for ignoring antisemitism” like having taken a number of days to criticize one among your personal for an precise Holocaust offense.
“People should stand collectively to defeat anti-Semitism and any try and diminish the historical past of the Holocaust,” he concluded. “Let me be clear: the Home Republican Convention condemns this language.”
Okay. Does the Home Republican Convention plan to do something about the truth that one among its members retains spouting that language? Kevin McCarthy is just about the one particular person ready to take motion in opposition to Greene, however he received’t even provide up phrases in opposition to her with out taking a pause to assault Democrats. And that’s clearly the official Republican speaking level, as a result of Home Minority Whip Steve Scalise, a.okay.a. David Duke with out the luggage, offered the same, with a spokesperson saying Scalise “doesn’t agree with these feedback and condemns these comparisons to the Holocaust. We additionally have to be talking out strongly in opposition to the harmful anti-Semitism that’s rising in our streets and within the Democrat celebration.” For his half, Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell briefly condemned Greene for “as soon as once more an outrageous and reprehensible remark,” however used his Senate floor remarks to assault Democrats for daring to criticize Israel.
She is theirs. The Republican Get together owns Marjorie Taylor Greene—or, more and more, Marjorie Taylor Greene owns the Republican Get together. She’s setting the course within the Home, and Kevin McCarthy barely dares communicate out regardless of how offensive her feedback. Yeah, he bought round to “Marjorie is mistaken” and “the Home Republican Convention condemns this language,” however her unique feedback had been final week and she or he had defended them between then and Tuesday’s tweet.