Trump impeachment vote: Marjorie T Greene’s ‘censored’ mask makes Internet say ‘white privilege hell of a drug’

GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wore a mask with the word 'Censored' and Twitter cannot fathom how the Republican representative did this while speaking on live TV


                            Trump impeachment vote: Marjorie T Greene’s ‘censored’ mask makes Internet say ‘white privilege hell of a drug’
Marjorie Taylor Greene during the debate before the voting began on if the House must move to impeach Trump (C-Span/Youtube)

On Tuesday, the House voted to impeach President Donald Trump a second time and he was charged with "incitement of insurrection" for his role in the January 6 attack on the Capitol. The House voted 232-197, with all Democrats and 10 Republicans supporting and four representatives abstained. Before the voting, there was a debate where members of the House were given the floor to voice their stand in support of or against Trump's impeachment. It was here that Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia had worn a mask that read "CENSORED" and this has caught the attention of many social media users who have shared the screenshot and have trolled the Georgian representative.

Reportedly a QAnon believer, a day before the House convened to vote on impeaching the president, Greene had tweeted, "President Trump will remain in office. This Hail Mary attempt to remove him from the White House is an attack on every American who voted for him. Democrats must be held accountable for the political violence inspired by their rhetoric."



 

In reaction to Greene's mask, the internet responded with heavy backlash especially considering how she was on the House floor recording her opinion that was being broadcast to homes of millions of people in the country. One user tweeted, "Fascinating to watch @mtgreene wearing a mask that says "censored" as she speaks into a microphone on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, being broadcast into millions of homes and her words reported in numerous outlets. White privilege is a hell of a drug." 



 

Another user also wrote, "Imagine having so much privilege that you can wear a 'censored' mask while addressing American lawmakers on national tv while arguing that the president should not be impeached for trying to undermine the democracy that gives you that privilege." Many others also shared the same opinion as one user tweeted, "Imagine thinking that you're "censored" while you're literally standing at a podium, with a microphone in your face, being broadcast live to millions. #[email protected]"



 



 

Georgia Republican House candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene (C) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) (L) arrive at a press conference in a Humvee during which Greene endorsed Loeffler on October 15, 2020, in Dallas, Georgia. Greene has been the subject of some controversy recently due to her support for the right-wing conspiracy group QAnon. (Getty Images)

One user also tweeted, "I can think of few symbols more fitting to represent the politics of the modern Republican Party than a mask saying 'censored' worn by someone who isn't." Another Twitter user tweeted, "The irony of having the privilege to speak in front of Congress yet still thinking you’re being censored ??? It’s always the least oppressed people that want to enter the Oppression Olympics."



 



 

While Greene did support Trump, 10 Republicans in House voted in favor of moving to impeach him and this includes David Valadao of California, John Katko of New York, Dan Newhouse of Washington, Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Fred Upton of Michigan, Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Peter Meijer of Michigan, Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, Tom Rice of South Carolina and David Valadao of California.

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