Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., on Monday launched an outlandish attack against three Republican senators who support Judge to the Supreme Court, accusing them of somehow being “pro-pedophile.”
The line of attack echoes Greene’s past support for that alleged former President Donald Trump was working to take down a powerful cabal of child traffickers typically portrayed as the Democratic elite. Believers in the debunked belief frequently allege their political opponents support pedophiles.
Earlier in the day Monday Sens. said they’d be joining fellow Republican Susan Collins of Maine in supporting President Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court in a final vote expected later this week.
The accusation that Jackson had been light in her sentencing of child porn offenders originated and was a running theme throughout her confirmation hearings despite were within the mainstream of her fellow judges. Even the conservative National Review magazine called the allegation against Jackson “meritless to the point of demagoguery.”
«As a mother and a judge who has had to deal with these cases, I was thinking that nothing could be further from the truth,” .
Greene’s charge that lawmakers who vote to confirm Jackson are “pro-pedophile” takes that wild accusation to a new level, but she’s not alone in promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory. found that 16 percent of Americans believed that “the government, media, and financial worlds in the U.S. are controlled by a group of Satan-worshipping pedophiles who run a global child sex-trafficking operation.” Republicans across the country have played into those fears in recent months with a series of bills with being labeled as “.”
Whether Greene faces any internal discipline for labeling three fellow Republicans as pedophile-friendly remains to be seen. Last month, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for speaking at a white nationalist convention. McCarthy has said that if Republicans take back control of the House this fall, Greene will be returned to her committee assignments that were stripped of her by Democrats against political opponents.
Greene is running for reelection in a district that is a safe Republican seat, under the argument that she helped organize the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection seeking to overturn the 2020 election results.Greene has filed a lawsuit of her own, “vigorously” denying the allegation.
A once-obscure provision of the 14th Amendment says no one can serve in Congress “who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress … to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same.”
Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., earlier this year. The freshman Republican made headlines last week after alleging he was invited to cocaine-fueled orgies by members of Congress, drawing the .