Outside of the spat about whether fast foot employees are signing non-competes that got Congressional Republicans cracking up at Biden’s expense, one of the most entertaining bits of Biden’s State of the Union address came when he started accusing Republicans of wanted to slash Social Security. Unhappy with that claim, the GOP contingent erupted, with some of them booing and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene calling out that Biden was a “liar”. Here’s the transcript of that eruption:
THE PRESIDENT: So, tonight I’m asking the Congress to follow suit. (Applause.) Let us commit here tonight that the full faith and credit of the United States of America will never, ever be questioned.
So my — many of — some of my Republican friends want to take the economy hostage — I get it — unless I agree to their economic plans. All of you at home should know what those plans are.
Instead of making the wealthy pay their fair share, some Republicans — some Republicans want Medicare and Social Security to sunset. I’m not saying it’s a majority —
AUDIENCE: Booo —
THE PRESIDENT: Let me give you —
THE PRESIDENT: Anybody who doubts it, contact my office. I’ll give you a copy. I’ll give you a copy of the proposal.
REP. MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: Liar!
Predictably, that caused pearl-clutching and outrage from the left. Democratic “strategist” James Carville, for example, went on MSNBC and said “Well, you know, I told people I have a PhD in white trashology, and you saw real white trash on display. Let me say something about Congresswoman Majorie Taylor Greene, she dresses like white trash. She really needs a fashion consultant.”
Well, Rep. MTG wasn’t chastened by those vicious attacks. Instead, she appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” and told host Sean Hannity that she was honored to have the opportunity to call Biden a liar. In her words:
“I thought it was pretty impressive that the president would enter the people’s house and try to lie to the American people about the economy, the border and even ignore the fact that he allowed the Chinese spy balloon to spy on America. But when he continued the lie, accusing Republicans of preparing to cut Social Security and Medicare, we couldn’t take it.”
“So I, along with my colleagues, were calling him out,” Greene continued. “I think I was just the loudest one because I stood up and screamed liar, and the reason why I did that, Sean, is because they have used my age and my name is leading the effort in that when we have not had one single meeting in the GOP conference talking about cutting Social Security and Medicare.
“Joe Biden is a liar. I represent the American people, and I was honored to be able to call him the liar that he is in the people’s house and not allow him to get away with it.”
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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