共和党参议员对马乔里·泰勒·格林的一次最荒谬的推托

Even as 总统拜登 works to shore up Democratic support for his $ 1.9 万亿Covid-19刺激计划,该国仍在与病毒进行激烈的斗争, all the political world is talking about these days is Marjorie Taylor Greene.

The Georgia Republican congresswoman’s series of extreme and intolerant comments and social media posts have forced House Republicans to consider whether she should be stripped of her committee assignmentsand prompted a debate over whether Greene’s decidedly Trump-y version of conservatism has a place in the GOP tent.
It’s a massive storyand one that affects the future of every single Republican elected official in the country.
所以, what does Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville make of all of the MTG mishigas?
    I haven’t looked at what all she’s done,” the freshman senator told CNN’s Ted Barrett 星期二. “I’d have to hold back a statement on that…[I’ve] been traveling. This weather’s been a little rough. [Didn’t] look at any news or whatever.
    Uh, WHAT?
    The weather didn’t allow a United States senator to know about the Marjorie Taylor Greene story?
    我的意思是, 是, there was snow in DC this week. And surely, that likely complicated Tuberville’s travel plans. But here’s what it didn’t do: Make it so that cable TV, the internet and phones stopped working.

    Which leaves us to conclude one of two things:
    1) Tuberville is using the weather as a shield to keep from commenting on the MTG morass.
    OR
    2) Tuberville truly didn’t look at the news (or his phone or anything) for the last week or so.
    For the senator’s sake, I am going to assume that No. 1 is the actual explanation. And he would be far from the first elected official to dodge a question by professing ignorance or over-busyness.(So many senatorsand House membersfake phone calls when trying to avoid reportersquestions.) Iowa Sen. 查克·格拉斯利 ([R) told CNN this on Tuesday about the MGT situation: “I don’t know enough about her. 有 435 members in the House. I have a hard time keeping track of what 100 senators are doing. 所以, you’ll have to ask somebody that’s followed it better than I have.
    But given Tuberville’s track record of, 好, not knowing some stuff (要么, 至少, saying things that make it sound like he doesn’t know things), we probably can’t rule out No. 2 entirely as a possibility.
      And that second option would be far, far worse. 毕竟, it’s a senator’s job to, generally speaking, keep up on news of the dayespecially when it deals with a member of your own party who has expressed anti-Semitic and Islamophobic sentimentsnot to mention embracing the dangerous QAnon conspiracy theory.
      所以, let’s all hope Tuberville just used the weather as a convenient excuse to say nothing. The alternative is not great.

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