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QAnon Congresswoman Just Tried to Clap Back at McConnell After He Called Her Views 'a Cancer'

QAnon Congresswoman Just Tried to Clap Back at McConnell After He Called Her Views 'a Cancer'
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Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) continues to face backlash for the deranged conspiracy theories she publicly supported on social media before her election in 2020.

Greene's support for QAnon—the delusion that a covert network of satanic pedophile cannibals secretly controls the United States government—was widely known even before her ascent to Congress, but a bevy of resurfaced videos conveyed in recent weeks just how unhinged some of her beliefs are.

Greene expressed support for the execution of her now-colleagues and endorsed fantasies that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton murders children and drinks their blood, that school shootings are coordinated by Democrats to weaken support for the Second Amendment, and that the devastating California wildfires were started by space lasers operated by the Rothschilds.

Democrats have called for a range of accountability measures for Greene, such as her removal from House committees and her expulsion from Congress altogether, but she's yet to face substantive rebuke from her own party.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), however, pushed back against the delusions and antics Greene championed.

Without naming Greene specifically, McConnell said in a statement:

"Loony lies and conspiracy theories are cancer for the Republican Party and our country. Somebody who's suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.'s airplane is not living in reality. This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party."

Greene caught wind of the statement and fired off a rebuttal on Twitter.

Greene alluded to McConnell as the "real cancer for the Republican Party," and said his willingness to "lose gracefully" was "why we are losing our country."

Unlike former President Donald Trump—whom Greene falsely insists was the true winner of the 2020 election—McConnell actually won his Senate reelection campaign.

Greene's attempt at a rebuke didn't protect her from mockery.

But in today's Republican party, even views as absurd as Greene's find some agreement.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) recently called Greene's prior posts "disturbing" and vowed to have a "conversation" with her, though it's unclear if he intends to implement any substantive measure toward accountability.