“But she’s going to stand for reelection,” Hutchinson added. “I don’t think we ought to punish people from a disciplinary standpoint or party standpoint because they think something a little bit different.” Then Hutchinson went on to stress that he doesn’t want the party torn apart or divided. Imagine if unifying parties didn’t involve making nice with openly QAnon conspiracy theorists?
Raddatz pressed Hutchinson, clarifying that Greene’s belief in conspiracy theories—one of which, as Raddatz referenced, includes the hysteria that pedophiles run Washington, D.C.—is not merely a matter of believing something a “little bit different.”
Hutchinson said he rejected that and said he “would not vote for her.”
In reference to Trump, Hutchinson said just earlier this January that the Republican Party would have to do some “soul searching.” Apparently, soul searching doesn’t involve disciplining (if not expelling) a legislator who voices support for executing a fellow lawmaker (or frankly, for executing anyone).
As Daily Kos has covered, Greene is was recently seen in a viral video harassing Parkland shooting survivor (who, at the time, was still a teenager). Relatedly, Facebook comments of Greene agreeing with people that the Parkland massacre was a “false flag” have garnered support for her resignation. Democratic Rep. Cori Bush recently said she had to move her office in the Capitol because of Greene. Greene is also a 9/11 truther. Twitter recently temporarily suspended her account over false election claims. Greene (incorrectly) blamed left-wing groups for the violent insurgency at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. There’s more than enough evidence for Republicans to agree that Greene should be expelled from public office.
You can check out the full clip of Hutchinson’s interview below, courtesy of YouTube.