QAnon adherent and Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia insulted GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky over his support of a deal to raise the debt ceiling.
Greene voiced her displeasure in a tweet on Monday.
“The House of Representatives is voting after midnight tonight because @LeaderMcConnell allowed Democrats to bi-pass the filibuster and ram through the debt ceiling increase to $31.5 TRILLION”
“Mitch is Biden's bitch.”
The House of Representatives is voting after midnight tonight because @LeaderMcConnell allowed Democrats to bi-pass the filibuster and ram through the debt ceiling increase to $31.5 TRILLION.\n\nMitch is Biden\u2019s bitch.— Marjorie Taylor Greene \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1639544012
The QAnon conspiracy believing member of the House of Representatives is referring to a bipartisan plan to allow the debt ceiling to be raised without altering the filibuster.
A bill allowing the Senate to vote to pass a measure to raise the debt ceiling by a simple majority vote on a different bill. The first bill was passed with 14 Republicans voting with Democrats to pass the measure.
The deal was brokered by the Democrats with Mitch McConnell to allow the debt ceiling to be raised while also allowing Republican politicians to claim they didn’t directly vote for it.
McConnell may be an underhanded politician, but Greene’s comments still struck a sour note online.
The Republican party is in disarray with lying evil politicians like this one ready to destroy everything for their own self-aggrandizement. \n\nMarjorie Taylor Greene calls Mitch McConnell \u201cBiden\u2019s b**ch\u201dhttps://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/12/marjorie-taylor-greene-calls-mitch-mcconnell-bidens-bch/#.YbonCXfENI8.twitter\u00a0\u2026— Race Bannon \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 \ud83c\udf0a \u270f (@Race Bannon \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 \ud83c\udf0a \u270f) 1639589705
This woman has no idea of the gravity of her position as a member of the US Congress.— jdsocci (@jdsocci) 1639605980
Takes one to know one \nShe is such an embarrassment to politics— FeelingGrinchy (@FeelingGrinchy) 1639595538
Dropping another bomb, eh, Greene? Maybe someday she\u2019ll realize that \u2018stupid\u2019 and \u2018expendable\u2019 are the only two reasons they keep her around.— S1mpl3_N0m4d (@S1mpl3_N0m4d) 1639585283
The girls are fighting!https://twitter.com/Newsweek/status/1471147320255332365\u00a0\u2026— Cool_A$_BlackWoman (@Cool_A$_BlackWoman) 1639585253
On top of Greene’s comments being crude, it also pushes a narrative that fundamentally misunderstands the debt ceiling.
The debt ceiling is an artificial limit Congress places on themselves to limit borrowing. However, it doesn’t actually limit the spending they do when a budget is passed, which means politicians have to fight over the limit every so often to raise the borrowing limit to pay for the debts they already said they would pay.
The current level of debt is related to government spending and taxation under the last few Presidents, including spending passed by former President Donald Trump. Trump increased federal debt by $7.8 trillion while in office.
The only thing the debt ceiling does is play a game of chicken over whether we’ll actually pay our debts.
Trump: Mitch lacked courage for "Playing the Debt Ceiling card" \nForbes: Debt default would be catastrophic for the US economyhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/rhettbuttle/2021/10/04/defaulting-on-the-national-debt-ceiling-would-be-catastrophic-for-small-businesses/?sh=686148e3bf2e\u00a0\u2026— Alice33377 (@Alice33377) 1639610774
Of course she does. This is what most in the Republican Party are now. Fascist traitors who are doing their worst to destroy the economy.https://twitter.com/realtuckfrumper/status/1471198777478287361\u00a0\u2026— CitizenWonk #DCStatehood \ud83d\udc89 (@CitizenWonk #DCStatehood \ud83d\udc89) 1639605302
Greene’s colorful tweet about McConnell gained a lot of attention online, but also highlighted a growing discord in the Republican party. While some see the back and forth between Trump loyalists and other members of the GOP as a snake eating its own tail, others see political gamesmanship.
Despite the fact a dozen other Republican Senators voted with McConnell to allow the raising of the debt ceiling, McConnell is the one being blamed. He’s acting as a lightning rod for MAGA hate in the Republican party.
This allows other members of the party to associate or distance themselves from Trump as necessary.
However, if the frothing anger gets worse, there’s a good chance McConnell won’t be in power long enough for that to last.
I love when they turn on each other.— Oceans Angela \ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\udf1e (@Oceans Angela \ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\udf1e) 1639597346
Does this twit think she is smarter than McTurtle? Now I have little respect for Moscow Mitch but He isn\u2019t stupid.— gingersnap (@gingersnap) 1639606327
She must be getting really nervous as the Republicans are starting to publicly eat their own \n\nMarjorie Taylor Greene calls Mitch McConnell \u201cBiden\u2019s b**ch\u201dhttps://flip.it/JzxMCO— Jro (@Jro) 1639600512
pic.twitter.com/KljgtC88ap— Evan 'Cops are bad mmkay' Kaufman (@Evan 'Cops are bad mmkay' Kaufman) 1639608192
Greene is known for her temper, especially when the Republican party does something she doesn't like.
It doesn't matter if it's just teaming up with another conservative group that happens to be gay, she will make sure you know how angry and bigoted she is at all times.