The House of Representatives will vote on Thursday to strip Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) of her House committee assignments.
Even before her election, the Congresswoman was infamous for her support of the QAnon conspiracy theory, which hinges on the belief that former President Donald Trump was sent to expose a covert network of satanic cannibal pedophiles secretly controlling the United States government.
Since Greene's ascent to Congress, resurfaced social media posts have shown her indicating support for her colleagues' executions and for deranged beliefs that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton murders children and drinks their blood, that school shootings are orchestrated by Democrats to weaken Second Amendment support, and that the devastating California wildfires were a result of space lasers.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has faced backlash for his unwillingness to substantively rebuke Greene beyond condemning her prior comments.
In a recent press conference, McCarthy pretended to know little about QAnon—or even how to pronounce it—despite the increasing chaos it's wreaked within his own party.
https://t.co/J2XfuRYVG7— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn Torabi)1612411733.0
After a private meeting of House Republicans regarding Greene, McCarthy said:
"I think it would be helpful if you could hear exactly what [Greene] told all of us — denouncing Q-on, I don't know if I say it right, I don't even know what it is."
But McCarthy's own words contradict his claim that he doesn't know how to pronounce "QAnon" or what it is.
As recently as this week, McCarthy issued a statement, writing:
"This House condemned QAnon last Congress and continues to do so today."
And in a Fox News segment last year, McCarthy addressed QAnon and falsely claimed that Greene denounced it.
GOP leader Kevin McCarthy knows what QAnon is - here is a Fox News segment back from August. https://t.co/BSi7htNEkP https://t.co/AQ4V48xn9P— Zachary Petrizzo (@Zachary Petrizzo)1612412633.0
People were quick to call him out on his lie.
He lies like he's been doing it his whole life and thinks it's perfectly fine and normal. https://t.co/ODnQRe91VD— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@Khashoggi’s Ghost)1612413482.0
Because a rehearsed “I don’t know if I’m saying that right” looks credible 😂 https://t.co/rww4rDTAsz— Lee Richardson (@Lee Richardson)1612412085.0
I have always said - Any man that talks fast, is Red faced and won’t look you in the eye is not to be trusted! https://t.co/9Ya3kfFIwQ— Patrick Scott (@Patrick Scott)1612418951.0
Q-on? Lol! McCarthy doesn’t have to try this hard to sound ignorant, it comes naturally to you, homie. https://t.co/lvJMFdM3wU— Naofumi Iwatana (@Naofumi Iwatana)1612448813.0
kevin mcqarthy is the most dishonest slime ball in politics https://t.co/ucOQKzJbXu— Admiral Snackbar (@Admiral Snackbar)1612412772.0
@GOPLeader is a liar. They're going to try to slow walk this until Dems and the media give up on it. https://t.co/KzfrCmeV0u— Left-hand Side (@Left-hand Side)1612411810.0
They related to MSNBC anchor Brian Williams' no-nonsense fact check of the claim.
So glad Brian Williams calls out his gaslighting at the end. https://t.co/gs5CCiaAmN— GML (@GML)1612418404.0
Brian Williams is all of us https://t.co/VwjwzdeBT6— Kellie (KDH) Salome (@Kellie (KDH) Salome)1612413836.0
Brian Williams is sick of his sh*t too, lol 😏 https://t.co/L9IhSXHXCh— Mari LYN™️🇺🇸🇵🇷🇲🇽 (@Mari LYN™️🇺🇸🇵🇷🇲🇽)1612411934.0
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently awarded McCarthy the nickname "Qevin McCarthy" to call attention to his leniency for the conspiracy theory in his ranks.