Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell just made House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's life a lot harder, and Wonkette loves to watch. House Democrats are currently threatening to strip committee assignments for the congresswoman from Jonestown, Marjorie Taylor Greene, after it came to light that she believes (or has in the past believed) that 9/11 was fake and Sandy Hook was fake and Parkland was fake and Jewish space lasers are real and also that Nancy Pelosi should be shot. Indeed, the Democrats are giving McCarthy an ultimatum: kick her off her committees, or we'll do your job for you. Tick tock.

And into that shitshow, McConnell decided to lob this statement, calling Greene a "cancer" on the GOP and on America:

"Loony lies and conspiracy theories are cancer for the Republican Party and our country," McConnell said in a statement. "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."

No fair! Kevin McCarthy said he was gonna have a serious talk with Mad Madge, how is it fair for McConnell to step on his dick like this right now?


McConnell didn't mention Greene by name, but it's pretty clear who he was talking about. She appears to have heard her name, though, and responded by saying NO CANCER, NO CANCER, YOU ARE THE CANCER!

So her brain is still doing fine, nothing to worry about there.

To be clear, we are talking about a congresswoman who has openly embraced QAnon conspiracy theories, and the entire climax of the QAnon conspiracy delusion is that on one special day, Democratic leaders will be rounded up and executed. Based on Greene's social media posts from the long ago days of 2018 and 2019, it sounds like she would be into that sort of thing. We should also remember that on the day of the Capitol attack, Pelosi was one of the prime targets of the terrorists, along with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Mike Pence, and others.

That's the context of this.

McConnell also made a separate statement last night, saying nice and supportive things about Rep. Liz Cheney, who is currently being attacked by most of the House GOP caucus for voting to impeach Donald Trump just because he directly incited a terrorist attack on the US Capitol where participants intended to kill lawmakers. Trump is reportedly obsessed with punishing Cheney right now, so that's the environment in which McConnell decided to make his statement. Oh, and Trump really likes that Marjorie Taylor Greene character too.

How fun is all of this to watch? Oh, and ALSO remember that Kevin McCarthy literally just went down to Mar-a-Lago this weekend to beg for Trump's undying love.

So what is Mitch McConnell doing right now, throwing gasoline on the flames as the impeachment trial of Trump is about to begin in the Senate? The only thing we know for sure is that whatever his goals, he's doing them for the benefit of Mitch McConnell.

[CNN]

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