WASHINGTON — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene positioned an indication exterior her workplace mocking a Home neighbor after the lawmaker, Marie Newman, hung a transgender pleasure flag subsequent to her door in protest over the Georgia Republican’s opposition to a LGBTQ rights invoice.
Newman, D-Ailing., who has a transgender daughter, recorded a video of herself placing up the flag Wednesday after she stated Greene, whose workplace is throughout the corridor, tried to dam the Equality Act on the Home flooring.
Greene “tried to dam the Equality Act as a result of she believes prohibiting discrimination towards trans Individuals is ‘disgusting, immoral, and evil,’” Newman wrote within the tweet. “Thought we’d put up our Transgender flag so she will have a look at it each time she opens her door.”
In response, Greene tweeted her personal video displaying her placing up a big signal that claims, “There are TWO genders: MALE & FEMALE. “Belief The Science.””
Earlier within the day, Greene tried to dam the Equality Act, which is ready for consideration Thursday, with a movement to adjourn. She tweeted that the transfer was “to offer each Member of Congress time to rethink destroying #WomensRights and #WomensSports and #ReligiousFreedom earlier than voting for the #EqualityAct!”
Based on the invoice’s sponsor, Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., the invoice would amend present federal civil rights legal guidelines and prohibit “discrimination towards members of the LGBTQ group within the areas of employment, training, credit score, jury service, federal funding, housing, and public lodging.”
After Newman hung the transgender flag and posted her tweet, Greene retweeted a video of Newman talking on the Home flooring in assist of the laws earlier within the week, through which she stated, “I’m voting to cross the Equality Act for my daughter — the strongest, bravest particular person I do know.”
Greene tweeted, “As moms, all of us love and assist our youngsters. However your organic son does NOT belong in my daughters’ loos, locker rooms, and sports activities groups.”
Later within the day, Greene posted her video displaying her hanging the signal throughout from Newman’s workplace, saying, “Our neighbor, @RepMarieNewman, needs to cross the so-called ‘Equality’ Act to destroy girls’s rights and non secular freedoms. Thought we’d put up ours so she will have a look at it each time she opens her door.”
A lot of lawmakers instantly denounced Greene’s conduct on Twitter.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ailing., a critic of Greene and different Trump supporters in his get together, tweeted, “That is unhappy and I’m sorry this occurred. Rep. Newmans daughter is transgender, and this video and tweet represents the hate and fame pushed politics of self-promotion in any respect evil prices. This rubbish should finish, as a way to #RestoreOurGOP.”
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., tweeted in response to Newman’s flooring speech, “Thanks, @RepMarieNewman. From the mother of 1 trans child to a different, we are going to cross the #EqualityAct — for Evie, for Janak, for 1000’s extra to have the ability to absolutely be who they’re. So glad to welcome you to Congress.”
Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., stated he put up a transgender flag exterior of his workplace in 2019 and it has stayed up since. He stated Greene “ought to most likely keep away from the Rayburn constructing too if she doesn’t need to see one other ‘disgusting’ image of affection and acceptance.”