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Marjorie Taylor Greene's temporary Twitter account lock was a great start, but more needs to be done

Her temporary lock seems to make sense for the rhetoric she spews, so reinstating her account seems a little fast.

Marjorie Taylor Greene's temporary Twitter account lock was a great start, but more needs to be done

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 5: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks during a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol on February 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House voted 230 to 199 on Friday evening to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from committee assignments over her remarks about QAnon and other conspiracy theories.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene often expresses questionable opinions within government. From religion to QAnon conspiracies, she doesn't hold back from giving her two cents, even if it is offensive to large groups of people.

As a result, her personal Twitter account was temporarily locked on Friday morning Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Ca.) among other Democrats moved to expel her from Congress, although the move might be unlikely to succeed because 72 Democratic lawmakers have signed on, but no Republicans.

In the past, when it came to QAnon claims, 11 House Republicans voted to remove her from the committee.

Ms. Greene said she was temporarily barred from tweeting, retweeting, or liking posts from her personal account. Later on in the day, a spokesperson for Twitter told The Hill the following: "In this case, our automated systems took enforcement action on the account referenced in error. This action has been reversed, and access to the account has been reinstated."

Her temporary lock seems to make sense for the rhetoric she spews, so reinstating her account seems a little fast.

In late February, Ms. Greene is under fire for yet another offensive incident. Rep. Marie Newman (D-IL-3) hung a transgender pride flag due to Ms. Greene's opposition to the LGBTQ rights bill. Ms. Greene, who is right across the hall from Ms. Newman, ended up placing a sign outside her office mocking Ms. Newman.


Ms. Newman, who has a transgender daughter, posted a video of herself putting up the flag after saying that Ms. Greene tried to block the Equality Act (titled H.R.5) because she believes that something to help discrimination against Trans Americans is "disgusting, immoral, and evil."

"Thought we'd put up our Transgender flag so she can look at it every time she opens her door, Ms. Newman tweeted.

Way to go, Ms. Newman!

The Equality Act, which is co-sponsored by Rep. David N. Cicilline ( D-RI-I), is set to prohibit discrimination on sex, sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation, and much more.

In response to Ms. Newman's tweet, Ms. Greene put a sign outside of her office that said, "There are TWO genders: MALE & FEMALE. "Trust The Science.""

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Ms. Greene attempted to block the Equality Act, which has now been passed in the House.

After Ms. Newman hung the flag and tweeted her post, Ms. Greene posted a video of Ms. Newman speaking on the House floor in support of the legislation earlier in the week. Ms. Newman's caption read as the following: "I'm voting to pass the Equality Act for my daughter — the strongest, bravest person I know."

Ms. Greene said this in response: "As mothers, we all love and support our children. But your biological son does NOT belong in my daughters' bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams."

I can't believe this needs to be said, but this is not an appropriate thing to say to someone.

To add insult to injury, Ms. Greene posted a video of herself putting up the sign, which was similar to Ms. Newman's tweet down to specific emoji choices.

"Our neighbor @RepMarieNewman, wants to pass the so-called "Equality" Act to destroy women's rights and religious freedoms, said Ms.Greene. "Thought we'd put up ours so she can look at it every time she opens her door."

Fellow lawmakers from both sides banded together in support of Newman, going as far as to apologize for Ms.Greene's unacceptable behavior when it should be her doing it.

"This is sad, and I'm sorry this happened. Rep. Newman's daughter is transgender, and this video and tweet represents the hate and fame driven politics of self-promotion at all evil costs. This garbage must end, in order to #RestoreOurGOP," said Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-14).

Even Rep. Alexandria Ocasio -Cortez (D-NY-14) weighed in on the issue.

You could just vote "no" instead of trying to get out of work early, said Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. "And you should probably stop using these hashtags because women's rights include trans women."

All in all, we need more compassion and understanding in the world. Just because someone may be different from what you are used to or believe doesn't mean that they aren't all human beings that deserve to be treated with the same amount of fairness and integrity.

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