When a crowd of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6th, nobody was necessarily safe. While the riots were nominally Republican, many of them hoped to harm conservatives like Vice President Mike Pence.
The Capitol Police defended every legislature in the building, whether Republicans or Democrats. And yesterday Congress voted on whether these officers should be honored.
The vast majority of Congressmen, 413 of them, voted to honor the police officers. ! However, 2 Republicans voted against the measure. The controversial Marjorie Taylor Green was one of those conservative lawmakers.
On Thursday, she posted a video with her very strange reasons for the decision. She told the audience:
“There were a couple of things about this bill that really bothered me and caused me to vote no. Number one: Nancy Pelosi called the Capitol “a temple”. You know, it’s the Democrats who worship the government like the government is some kind of god. And government will never be God, and it can never be God. There is only one God and he created all the things that we know and see and hear and feel and experience in our lives. God made creation. This government is not God and this Capitol is not a temple. I will not vote for it. I’m not going to give this a stamp of approval, and I know the folks back home in my Georgia district won’t give it a stamp of approval. We don’t think the Capitol is a temple, so I can’t vote for it. “
Check out the video below:
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.