The selectively appalled Congressman Cline

Eleven House Republicans had the courage and integrity to vote Thursday to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments.

Our Congressman Ben Cline, of course, was not among them. He joined the majority of House Republicans in voting to allow her to keep her committee assignments despite her history of conspiracy-based claims, her racist and antisemitic beliefs and her approval of assassinating Democratic lawmakers. He has not said a word publicly criticizing her.

Meanwhile Cline claims to be appalled by some idle chatter among Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee over a rather ridiculous proposal by the awful Congressman Matt Gaetz to begin every meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. (Gaetz, like Greene and some other Congressional Republicans, is more interested in theatrics than in legislating.)

I can’t help noticing a very partisan bias in what appalls Cline. To choose one example of many, he apparently was unappalled by Donald Trump’s disrespectful behavior during a performance of the National Anthem in 2020. At least he never publicly said a word about it– as he surely would have if a Democratic president had behaved the same way.

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