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Did Marjorie Taylor Greene suggest stepmoms weren’t “real” mothers?

By Lee Cleveland - April 27, 2023

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has been recently reinstated to the House Education and Labor Committee after she was earlier removed from all committees.

During the hearing on Wednesday, members of the committee invited Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, to deliver testimony on ‘Diversity of Thought: Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses.’

During the conversation, Greene seemed to be discontent, asking Weingarten if she was a mother. Weingarten clarified that she is a stepmother to her wife Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum’s kids from her past relationship.

“Are you a doctor?” Greene asked Weingarten.

Greene then asked if Weingarten supported the Constitution and First Amendment, referencing the ban on Greene’s Twitter account that had taken place more than a year ago. She is clearly still perturbed about the issue. During a hearing with Twitter on February 20th, 2023, Greene claimed that one of the company’s staff members had “infringed” upon her rights by suspending her account on a private social media platform.

Greene also asked angrily asked Weingarten about her involvement with Black Lives Matter, and was incensed that Weingarten had been sending supplies to teachers in Ukraine and closing schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

When Weingarten voiced her objection, Greene immediately silenced her. “I didn’t ask you a question. What I would like to talk about is your recommendations to the CDC, as not a medical doctor, not a biological mother, and really not a teacher, either.

So, what you did is you advised the CDC?”

As Democrats tried to step in, Greene shouted, “This is my time! Excuse me!”

“Let me tell you, I am a mother,” Greene started again. “And all three of my children were directly affected by the school closures, by your recommendations which is something that you really can’t understand.”

Congressman Robert Garcia of California criticized the inappropriate behavior and gave Weingarten a chance to state her role as a mother, despite Greene’s opinion.

Garcia posted the video of the incident on Twitter saying, “When Marjorie Taylor Greene says that adopted or parents through marriage aren’t real parents, you’ll be damn sure I’ll object.”

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