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October 23, 2021

Reps clash once again in a shouting match on the Senate floor: ‘you’re a joke’

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) got into a verbal altercation with Jan. 6 committee members Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) over Black Lives Matter and a bizarre conspiracy theory about Jewish space lasers.

Greene approached the others shortly before the House began voting on a resolution to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for defying subpoenas. She asked Raskin if he would investigate violence at Black Lives Matter protests.

“Like with Kyle Rittenhouse who went and killed two Black Lives Matter protesters?” Raskin replied. “I’m sure there will be an opportunity for us to get to that.”

“This is a joke,” Greene said in a raised voice. “Why don’t you investigate something people actually care about?”

Cheney then told Greene that she was “a joke.” Cheney said Greene should be focusing on Jewish space lasers, a reference to a conspiracy theory Greene previously promoted on Facebook, blaming “space lasers” controlled by a powerful Jewish family for starting wildfires in California. 

“I never said that! You’re done. You’re a joke!” Greene reportedly yelled at Cheney. “Why don’t you go investigate something that matters to the American people?”

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‘You’re a joke’: Marjorie Taylor Greene clashes with Democrats over Jewish space lasers and alleged pro-Trump killer

October 14, 2021

House passes bill to raise debt ceiling through early December

The House of Representatives passed the bill to temporarily raise the debt ceiling to $28.9 trillion through early December, staving off financial disaster for another few months.

The measure passed in the Democrat-led House, with every Democratic member voting yes and every Republican voting no.

President Joe Biden will likely sign the bill into law this week, before the Oct. 18 deadline.

The move buys legislators roughly seven weeks to pass spending legislation to prevent a government shutdown.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) indicated to President Joe Biden that he would not assist Democrats with another debt limit increase.

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House passes bill to raise US debt ceiling through early December

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