MTG, a stain on Congress, must be washed out of public life (April 14):

If the House Republican Conference has a sense of decency, it will now unanimously support a resolution of censure for Georgia’s radical Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Greene deserves to be shunned — and, in the state’s Republican primary, to be overwhelmingly defeated.

It would be one thing if the congresswoman were merely prone to verbal blunders of the slightly embarrassing but harmless kind. Instead, Green so frequently says and does things beyond the pale, such as parroting Russian lies that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is necessary to save Ukrainians from “Nazi groups that torture innocent people, especially women and children.” According to her, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is a “thug,” no ban should be instituted on Russian oil, no plane flew into the Pentagon on 9/11, former President Bill Clinton was responsible for the “murder” of John F. Kennedy Jr., who actually died while badly piloting a plane, California wildfires were started by a space laser financed by wealthy Jews, and the threesome of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Nancy Pelosi should be executed….

Cawthorn should put up or shut up about orgies and cocaine (March 29):

If North Carolina GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina actually has seen fellow members of Congress doing cocaine, he needs to name them and report them to authorities.

Cawthorn, now 26 years old and in a wheelchair, rode false claims of a Naval Academy career cut short by a car accident to his upset win for Congress in 2020. In the 15 months since then, he has generated an almost unending river of controversy through outlandish statements and actions, most recently calling the besieged Ukrainian government “incredibly corrupt and incredibly evil.”

Seemingly addicted to the spotlight, Cawthorn in an interview aired last week made two shocking new claims. First, he seemed to say that older congressmen had invited him to “an orgy.” Second, he claimed that “some of the people who are leading on the movement to try and remove addiction in our county” have done “a key bump of cocaine right in front” of him. The context made it sound as if it was congressmen themselves having the orgies and snorting the cocaine, although he technically could be interpreted to have been referring to staffers.

If Cawthorn is going to make such claims, he needs to back them up….


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