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Anchor Abruptly Ends Marjorie Taylor Greene Interview After it Goes Off-the-Rails Over Election Question

Trying to get Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to say that she’d accept the 2024 election results if President Joe Biden wins is kind of like trying to pet a hedgehog. Or, in this case, an echidna (I’ll explain in a second). Hedgehogs are becoming increasingly popular pets, but they are prickly.

And so is MTG. She refuses to say whether she’d accept the results and, on Wednesday, bristled at one news anchor from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (hence the echidna reference) who asked if she would accept a Biden win. She became openly feisty with the interviewer, accusing her of being a sellout to the U.S. Democratic Party.

Perhaps Greene is still in a sour mood because she failed to oust Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson. I’m sure that may be embarrassing. Although I’ll also admit I’m not sure if it’s possible to embarrass Greene.

Either way, it looks like Greene brought a gun to a knife fight for this interview. Apparently, Julian Assange was the subject of this exchange, but I wasn’t invited to this party so I don’t know how the entire interview went, but it was definitely a fiery interview, according to The New Republic.

“If it doesn’t go your way, if Biden wins, will you accept the results?” asked 7.30 host Sarah Ferguson.

“Again, what does this have to do with Julian Assange?” Greene asked. “Seriously, really?”

Greene (R-Ga.) was all gritting teeth and spitfire testiness and wouldn’t let Ferguson speak up as she tried to explain it’s the “next natural question about truth.”

“What network is this? What is this, ABC Australia? Is she getting her marching orders from the Democrat Party? Is this what she decided to come up with today?” Greene retorted, looking off-camera.

But it looks like Ferguson isn’t bullied easily and she responded by cutting Greene off.

“You’re a prominent figure in U.S. politics. The first debate is tomorrow. The result of the election is on the minds of not just Americans but the whole world, so it’s a natural point of curiosity. But I understand we’ve reached the end of the questions that you want to answer, thank you for talking to us about Julian Assange and for joining the program.”

Of course, after attempting to kick Mike Johnson out of his job, Greene’s more moderate Republican colleagues have been snubbing her, which is understandable since finding a suitable Speaker turned into an exhausting debacle for Republicans.

This means Greene is going to have to find some other way to waste people’s time and taxpayers’ dollars. It looks like Johnson has weathered the politically troubled waters and Greene is spitting bile.

Well, after all, it’s what she does best. Here’s a clip of the fireworks below.

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Megan has lived in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida and she currently lives in Central America. Living in these places has informed her writing on politics, science, and history. She is currently owned by 15 cats and 3 dogs and regularly owns Trump supporters when she has the opportunity. She can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GaiaLibra and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/politicalsaurus


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