Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene declared “nobody cares about the stupid royals” in a venting session with ex-President Donald Trump’s former strategist Steve Bannon.
Greene called Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle’s complaint-filled weekend Oprah interview a distraction from President Biden’s legislative agenda, including the just-signed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill that conservatives call wasteful.
“The news, our conservative media has got to do better. They’re sitting here talking about the royals — nobody cares about the stupid royals. What we need to look at is the consequences of these deals,” Greene told Bannon on his “War Room” podcast.
Greene rocketed to fame in January when House Democrats and 11 Republicans voted to boot her from committee assignments over her past adherence to a range of conspiracy theories and QAnon.
Greene has recanted her most controversial beliefs, including doubting that a plane struck the Pentagon on 9/11 and suggesting mass shootings were committed by gun control activists. She also liked a Facebook post that advocated the assassination of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
The fiery congresswoman told Bannon on Thursday, “I gave up an awesome life to be here, I gave up an American dream to come into this, what I consider to be a s–thole because I’m pissed off, because I’m watching the greatest country in the world burn down.”
“I don’t want to be here at all,” Greene told Bannon.
As a protest message, Greene on Wednesday made a motion to dismiss the House of Representatives, forcing an hourlong vote and delaying passage of Biden’s stimulus bill.
“Our country is on fire and we’re just — it’s like that meme, you’re sitting in there, and you’re like the little dog and everything is on fire,” Greene told Bannon. “I never wanted to be in politics, I’ve actually always been disgusted by politics.”
Greene counts Trump among her supporters and boasted of receiving a supportive phone call from him shortly before she was disciplined by Democrats.