Flowers: Why Marjorie Taylor Greene needs to be shunned

Flowers: Why Marjorie Taylor Greene needs to be shunned

DAVE GRANLUND | Cagle Cartoons The worst thing to happen in my lifetime was the massacre of 20 children almost a decade ago. The current controversy of the Capitol riots, the Antifa uprisings this summer, the Oklahoma City bombing and even 9/11 don’t carry that same, crushing weight. The other tragedies were political reckonings, making us face the terror within, and without. But Sandy Hook was what happened when we thought there was a bottom, a basement, a level beyond which we could not sink – and then the floor crumbled. Disappeared. Evaporated like the tears of children when comforted by their parents. Anyone who denies that it happened, who mocks the pain of parents is a vile creature that deserves to be shunned. But a creature like that sits in Congress, and her name is Marjorie Taylor Greene. There is strong, credible evidence that she denied that Newtown ever occurred. She denied that babies lie in graves. She suggested that it was a conspiracy to take our guns from us, and thwart the mandate of the Second Amendment. She did that, and she sits, lawfully, in Congress. One single representative can neither elevate or destroy the House. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is a lightning rod for anger from the right, but she is just a very young woman with exceptional skills at self-promotion and a huge cult following. Rashida Tlaib shows anti-Semitism with every sneered attack against Israel, but she is also just one person among many. But Marjorie […]

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