Far-right Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene gave us a glimpse of what it might be like if she ever ascends to Speaker of the House--and Twitter is so not about it.
Yesterday, Greene filled in for the Speaker of the House, Republican California Representative Kevin McCarthy, acting as Speaker Pro Tempore while McCarthy was indisposed.
It's a frequently rotated temporary position and is a common occurrence in the House, and essentially means little in the grand scheme of things. Any member of the ruling political party can fill the role, and it's purely a logistical move.
Still, the idea of Speaker of the House Marjorie Taylor Greene is about as horrifying as--well, just about anything you can imagine happening in Washington, and MTG's stint left people online utterly mortified.
Especially given how Greene seemed to relish the power.
Posting a video of her banging the gavel in the House, Greene tweeted:
"I could get used to this…"
Okay, cool it, Greene.
The image of Greene on the House dais was bad enough without the gloating.
Especially because, though the role of Speaker Pro Tempore is largely ceremonial, it signals that Greene has elevated her status within the Republican Party and Congress since first taking office in 2021.
Greene is a close ally of Speaker McCarthy's, and has been placed on two high-level committees since being sworn in for her second term in January: the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and the Committee on Homeland Security.
Which is... well, kind of chilling when you consider she is implicated in the planning and execution of the January 6 insurrection and coup attempt at the Capitol.
But, that's America nowadays. Why hold people accountable when you can just hang back and let them assume seats on two of the most important committees in Congress?
Anyway, given all that, it's perhaps unsurprising that people were... well, frankly nauseated by the sight of MTG acting as Speaker of the House.
And many had just one thing to say about MTG "getting used to this."
Most of us probably never thought we'd ever long for Kevin McCarthy to return to the Speakership, but here we are.