Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has taken her attacks on fellow Republicans to a new level, accusing a trio of longtime senators of being ‘pro pedophile’ for backing President Biden’s pick for the .
She launched her attack on hours after the three Republicans joined on a procedural motion, putting Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on track for confirmation, although by a historically tight margin.
‘Any Senator voting to confirm #KJB is pro-pedophile just like she is,’ wrote the Georgia lawmaker, in a political attack that drew some condemnation on Twitter for being out of bounds.
Neither Judge Jackson nor the GOP senators who said they will back her are pro-pedophile.
Greene referenced a political attack several Senate Republicans, including Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley mounted at the Judiciary Committee, where they accused the member of the D.C.Circuit Court of Appeals of being ‘soft’ on crime for the way she handed down sentences of people convicted of child gay porn offenses.
Rep.Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) called three Republican senators who are backing Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ‘pro-pedophile’
Democrats shot back that the sentences were in keeping with what parole boards were recommending, even if they were sometimes below sentencing guidelines.
‘There are MANY more qualified black women judges, that actually can define what a woman is, but Biden chose the one that protects evil child predators.And then Romney, Murkowski, and Collins vote for her,’ wrote Greene, who was forced to give up committee assignments after a series of controversial comments.
She singled out Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, even bringing up his grandchildren in the attack.Romney joined Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Maine Sen. Susan Collins in announcing their support for the judge.
‘How would you feel if this was one of your children or grandchildren @MittRomney?’ she wrote.
‘You are either a Senator that supports child rapists, child pornography, and the most vile child predators.Or you are a Senator who protects children and votes NO to KJB!’ she added.
Utah Sen. Mitt Romney announced he would back Biden’s nominee
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was the first Senate Republican to announce her support
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska was among the three Republicans Greene called ‘pro-pedophile’
Ketanji Brown Jackson said during her confirmation hearing that she couldn’t define what a woman was since she is not a biologist
‘We came from Adam’s rib.God created us with his hands. We may be the weaker sex, we are the weaker sex, but we are our partner, our husband’s wife,’ she said
Twitter suspended Greene’s personal account following posts it said violated its policies on COVID misinformation, but she maintains her official account.
Her latest missive drew some condemnation on Twitter, including from former Trump White House Director of Strategic Communications Alyssa Farah Griffin, who is now a CNN commentator.
‘I’m a conservative.I disagree with Judge Brown’s jurisprudence & some sentencing decisions. But goodness – this statement is stupid, reductive, offensive, unpatriotic, and beneath the office Greene holds,’ she wrote.
Attacks on Democrats as protecting ‘evil child predators’ have their origins in a bizarre conspiracy that accused prominent Democrats of running a child sex ring out of a pizza parlor before the 2016 election.
Greene last year apologized for past support of QAnon conspiracy theories, although her comments recalled a past QAnon tale conspiracy theory Donald Trump was leading an effort against a Demoratic-linked child sex trafficking ring.
Her Twitter smear came a day after she tried to ridicule Biden’s nominee for failing to directly answer the question when asked during her confirmation hearing to define what a woman is.
Greene said at an endorsement event in Georgia: ‘I’m going to tell you right now what is a woman,’ the congresswoman said.’This is an easy answer. We are a creation of God. We came from Adam’s rib. God created us with his hands. We may be the weaker sex, we are the weaker sex, but we are our partner, our husband’s wife,’ she said.