By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney has proven many times that she’s quick with a quick comeback.
As evidence, just review an exchange today with rightwing firebrand Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia).
The drama came during a vote to hold Steve Bannon, a strategist for former President Donald Trump, in contempt for failing to cooperate with the committee investigating with the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
Greene, who is no stranger to heated conversations, walked up to Cheney and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) and asked them, “Why don’t you guys investigate something that matters for the people.”
According to media reports, Cheney dismissed her by asking: “Like Jewish space lasers?”
“I never said that Liz,” Greene yelled.
Cheney was referencing Greene’s 2018 Facebook post where she theorized that California fires may have been started by space lasers to benefit a banking firm with a Jewish name.
Cheney then called Greene a joke to which Greene said Cheney was a joke.
“You’re done. You’re a joke, Liz. Your party rejected you. Why don’t you go investigate something that matters to the American people?” Greene said.
Describing the exchange to reporters, Rep. Raskin said Greene “seemed to have some kind of ancient beef with the former chair of the House Republican Conference Liz Cheney over the Jewish space lasers thing or something like that. And she denied that she’d ever said that and then blamed it on the mainstream media.”
The House of Representatives voted by a 229-202 margin to hold Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress. Nine Republicans voted with all 220 Democrats to pass the resolution.
The resolution will now go to the Department of Justice, which will decide whether Bannon should be prosecuted.