GOP Reps. Crenshaw, Greene question each other’s political allegiance during social media tirade

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Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw and Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene exchanged a tirade of blows on social media this week, each suggesting the other isn’t really a Republican. 

The spat started after Greene responded to an interview Crenshaw gave Fox News Thursday, during which he suggested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) should assist with COVID-19 testing shortages.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks during a press conference in front of the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 1, 2021, in Washington.
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“No FEMA should not set up testing sites to check for Omicron sneezes, coughs, and runny noses,” Greene wrote in a social media post Sunday. “He needs to stop calling himself conservative, he’s hurting our brand.”

Crenshaw shot back against her comments in an Instagram story post, which has since expired, and said, “Hey Marjorie, if suggesting we should follow Trump policy instead of Biden mandates makes you mad, then you might be a Democrat – or just an idiot.”

Greene has repeatedly condemned federally mandated COVID-19 precautions and has downplayed the severity of the virus – landing her a permanent Twitter ban.

Twitter blocked the Georgia Republican’s account Sunday for violating the site’s “COVID-19 misinformation policy.”

Rep. Dan Crenshaw listens during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing in Washington.
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It remains unclear what specifically she posted to result in a permanent ban – though, according to Rolling Stone, Greene on Saturday tweeted that an “extremely high amount of COVID vaccine deaths” have been “ignored.”

Facebook followed suit one day later and issued her a 24-hour suspension. 

“Facebook has joined Twitter in censoring me. This is beyond censorship of speech,” Greene wrote on social media. “Who appointed Twitter and Facebook to be the authorities of information and misinformation?”

Crenshaw continued the social media barbs by calling Greene’s complaints “petty and childish,” and suggested she take legislative action instead.

“She doesn’t want solutions and she doesn’t care if you get censored,” he wrote in an Instagram story. “She just wants to be a victim so she can keep asking you for campaign donations. It’s a scam.”

Rep. Dan Crenshaw on "Fox & Friends."
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“Luckily I’ve already done all the hard work for you and drafted a bill that would change Section 230 to prohibit political censorship,” he continued. “Want to co-sponsor before I introduce it? Or prefer to keep up with petty and childish attacks? Your call.”

The pair continued to spar over missed House votes and alleged Trump allegiances. 

Greene’s office did not respond to Fox News’ questions, but instead pointed to a statement in which she accused the congressman of “harassing” her to co-sponsor “his Big Tech bill that he says stops censorship, but his bill actually gives more protection to online Porn companies.”

“No thanks Dan!” she added. 

Greene has alleged that Crenshaw’s legislation would not prevent censorship.

A spokesman in Crenshaw’s office pushed back on the congresswoman’s claims and told Fox News, “This bill is what conservatives have been about all along: big tech can’t be allowed to discriminate against someone online based on their political views.”

“If a social media company wants to take down an account, it can’t be because of gender, race, ethnicity or political party,” they added. “This is an important first step to prevent social media companies from discriminating against conservatives.”

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