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House Dem Has Brutal Clapback for QAnon Rep. Who Suggested He's a National Security Threat

House Dem Has Brutal Clapback for QAnon Rep. Who Suggested He's a National Security Threat
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Far-right Congresswoman and prominent conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene is known for the belligerent hostility she displays toward any colleague she doesn't deem conservative enough.

From the start of her 2020 campaign, Greene has often appeared in ads brandishing an AR-15, sometimes pointed in the direction of Democratic Congress members. She's berated and harassed her colleagues on the House floor. She's encouraged islamophobia toward Muslim representatives.

And this week, Greene yet again casually floated the idea of a "national divorce"—or civil war—and suggested that anyone moving from a blue state to a red state should be temporarily barred from voting in the state.

Though deranged and unworkable policies are to be expected from a lawmaker who subscribed to the QAnon conspiracy web, Greene's absurd comments generated backlash online from Democrats as well as Republicans, like her 2022 primary opponent Jennifer Strahan.

One of Greene's Democratic colleagues, Congressman Eric Swalwell of California, pushed back against the sentiment as well.

That didn't sit well with Greene, who soon brought up his interactions with suspected Chinese intelligence operative Fang Fang, who targeted California politicians. U.S. Intelligence officials soon alerted Swalwell to the potential vulnerability back in 2015, and he immediately cut all ties with Fang.

Greene, predictably unconcerned with Intelligence, insinuated Swalwell was a national security threat and once again called for him to be stripped of committee assignments.

But Swalwell clapped back with receipts.

Swalwell joked that Greene was on steroids (likely alluding to the viral video of Greene's Crossfit routine) before highlighting an FBI statement emphasizing Swalwell was "completely cooperative and under no suspicion of wrongdoing."

Twitter users were stunned by his blunt response.

Meanwhile, Greene's "national divorce" suggestion continues to face criticism.