President Biden had been on the job for not fairly 28 hours when Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, a supporter of the QAnon conspiracy principle, introduced in a video clip from the Capitol basement, sans masks, that she had “simply filed articles of impeachment on President Joe Biden.”

She filed these articles “on” him based mostly on issues he allegedly did years earlier than turning into president, as a result of his very “residing within the White Home is a menace to nationwide safety.”

Republicans like to say that Democrats have been out to get Donald Trump from the beginning as a result of one in all their members, Rep. Al Inexperienced (D-Tex.), first filed impeachment articles 11 months after Trump took workplace. Now we now have H. Res. 57, “Impeaching Joseph R. Biden, President of the US, for abuse of energy…” — filed on Biden’s first full day in workplace.

Such zany conduct is to be anticipated of an individual who wore a face masks proclaiming she was being “censored” at the same time as she delivered a nationally televised speech on the Home ground throughout Trump’s impeachment. 

4 days later, she was briefly suspended from Twitter for repeatedly claiming that Georgia’s election outcomes (the identical ones that made her a member of Congress) have been stolen. Contemporary from her Twitter suspension, she declared Biden to be the president of “Communist China.”

Latest days additionally introduced information that she had known as the varsity shootings in Parkland, Fla., and Newtown, Conn., “false flag” operations. The honorable gentlelady from Georgia has additionally urged that the tried assassination of Ronald Reagan in 1981 and the 9/11 terrorist assaults have been staged, and he or she has disparaged Blacks, Muslims and Jews.

Trump is gone. The cult of Trump lives on.

Greene is extra flamboyant than most, however her views aren’t out of line with the 147 Republican lawmakers who voted to overturn the election outcomes due to a false conspiracy principle. Biden talks about unifying, however how can he work with an opposition that behaves extra like a cult than a caucus?

Fox Information spent a piece of Biden’s inaugural week perpetrating the fabrication that the left is proposing “reeducation camps” to “reprogram” Trump supporters. "Are they going to arrange a focus camp like that for the Uighur Muslims in communist China to verify everybody will get reeducated and deprogrammed?” requested Fox Information host Dagen McDowell.

This “reeducation camp” falsehood was apparently based mostly on offhand remarks by journalists Katie Couric on Invoice Maher’s present and by The Publish’s Eugene Robinson on MSNBC about Trump supporters being a part of a “cult.” Fox Information’s Howard Kurtz demanded to know: “How many individuals are on this cult?” Fox Information contributor Mike Huckabee stated he wished “these leftist loons” would “take their boot off my neck.”

Fox Information’s umbrage was wealthy coming from the entity that persuaded hundreds of thousands to take nonsense conspiracy theories as reality. As Ben Smith reported within the New York Instances this week, Fox Information agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of {dollars} to the household of slain Democratic staffer Seth Wealthy to compensate them for false conspiracy claims made by Sean Hannity et alia. 

Fox Information insisted the settlement be stored secret till after the election — defending the cult chief. Fox Information used that point to assist persuade 80 % of Trump voters of the fiction that the election was stolen by fraud.

Such mass disinformation is in charge for behaviors extra typical of a cult than a Congress:

QAnon-admiring Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) tweeted out Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) whereabouts in the course of the Capitol rebellion. Questions have been raised about whether or not Capitol excursions Boebert gave that week included, as some Democrats allege, aspiring insurrectionists.

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) carried a gun on his approach to the Home ground Thursday.

Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, each Arizona Republicans, and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) have been recognized by an organizer of the Jan. 6 assault as individuals who “schemed up” the seditious second.

It’s not simply backbenchers. Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), after briefly criticizing Trump, is making an attempt to postpone his impeachment trial and complaining about Trump being denied “due course of.”

Are these indicators of a cult? Steven Hassan, a former Moonie who now counsels about cult restoration, thinks so. Hassan, writer of the guide “The Cult of Trump: A Main Cult Skilled Explains How the President Makes use of Thoughts Management,” informed me that an impeachment trial is crucial to assist these Republicans who erroneously imagine the election was rigged. 

“The Large Lie must be uncovered as a lie so that individuals really get that they have been taken benefit of and so they trusted the improper particular person,” he stated. “We don’t every get to have our personal actuality.”

Marjorie Taylor Greene believes in any other case. She declares the violence of white supremacists on the Capitol to be “bs,” the election “stolen,” Pennsylvania beset by “MASS voter fraud” and Georgia’s Republican elections officers “idiots.”

Appears too late to “reprogram” this one. The motherboard is already fried.

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