It could be one of destiny’s merriest pranks or a typical example of political double standards.
While briefly serving as the speaker of the House on Wednesday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene – known for her not very diplomatic mannerisms – appealed for ‘decorum’ by fellow colleagues, prompting chuckles from Democratic representatives.
She attempted to calm the crowd down, reminding members “to abide by the decorum of the House,” as Majority Leader Steve Scalise was delivering a floor speech. Instead, the audience burst into raucous laughing, which led Green to repeatedly rap her gavel.
Given her lengthy history of outbursts and heckling in Congress, Greene’s demand for restraint in the chamber sounds somehow comical. The pro-MAGA politicial had yelled “Liar!” at President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech earlier this year, and, later on, she and fellow GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert had shouted “Build the Wall” as the commander-in-chief was arguing for immigration reform.
On Twitter, Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) compared Greene’s call for civility on Wednesday evening to “Leonardo DiCaprio telling people to date people their own age.”
Despite being renowned for harassing her political rivals on a regular basis, the ultra-conservative MP apparently has a history of advocating tolerance when it comes to her own pranks. Last March Ms Greene claimed she required a “safe space” after being screamed at in a restaurant in March. Some time earlier, however, she had called those who want equal rights in America “snowflakes”, strongly opposing the concept of “safe spaces.”
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