After a long and arduous process, Democratic President Joe Biden's bipartisan infrastructure bill has officially passed Congress--and Republican Georgia Representative and QAnon devotee Marjorie Taylor Greene isn't having it.
The bill provides for everything from bridge and highway repairs to power grid maintenance and rural internet upgrades--and all of the jobs that come with them. This has Greene incensed, since things like highways and power grids are "Communist," because...
Well, who knows, because as usual with Republicans and the "C-word," Greene didn't offer any factual or historical basis for the claim.
Greene's Republican colleague, Illinois Representative Adam Kinzinger, who is one of the few Republicans who voted in favor of the bill and was name-checked in the tweet, was not impressed.
He clapped back at Greene with a tweet perfectly laying out the absurdity of her claim.
In his response, Kinzinger referenced what is widely considered one of the greatest public works projects in United States history, the interstate highway system, which was implemented in the 1950s by the one Republican president you never seem to hear Republicans talk about: Dwight D. Eisenhower.
"Infrastructure=communism is a new one. Eisenhower's interstate system should be torn up or else the commies will be able to conveniently drive!"
Silly Kinzinger seems not to understand that fixing roads so people don't die in a bridge collapse is a direct affront to Americans' freedom to die in a bridge collapse!
After shouting out Eisenhower, Kinzinger posted a follow-up tweet attacking Greene's use of scare quotes around the word "Republican."
"Jewish space lasers," of course, are what Marjorie Taylor Greene infamously blamed for California's 2018 wildfires.
On Twitter, people applauded Kinzinger--both for voting for Biden's bill and for clapping back at Greene.
Biden is expected to sign the infrastructure bill into law any day now. Democrats hope to pass its sister bill, Biden's Build Back Better social spending legislation, by Thanksgiving.