Marjorie Taylor Greene faces backlash for whining her salary is ‘too low’

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Controversial far-right Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is being roasted for complaining about her Congressional salary of $174,000.

The extremist Republican is now facing backlash. She said the job and the salary make her “miserable”.

“Becoming a member of Congress has made my life miserable. I made a lot more money before I got here. I’ve lost money since I’ve gotten here,” Greene told journalist Glenn Greenwald on his podcast System Update.

Additionally, Greene complained about the amount of time her congressional work consumes. 

“The nature of this job, it keeps members of Congress and senators in Washington so much of the time, too much of the time … that we don’t get to go home and spend more time with our families, our friends … or maybe just be regular people because this job is so demanding. It’s turned into practically year-round.”

Greene’s comments faced swift backlash online. The representative is used to being the center of backlash. 

Greene has previously voiced support for the far-right conspiracy group QAnon and made racist, antisemitic, and anti-Muslim remarks, making her one of the most controversial and extreme representatives in Congress. 

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was kicked off of committees in the last congressional session due to her violently conspiratorial rantings.

Greene also told Greenwald that people have harassed her since working on Capitol Hill.

Members of the House of Representatives earn a salary of $174,000 a year. Additionally, the House was in session for 164 days last year, meaning Rep. Greene was required to work less than half the calendar year.

Greene was given committee assignments after the GOP narrowly regained the majority in the House and Rep. Kevin McCarthy was elected speaker. Greene threw her support behind McCarthy during the disastrous fight for the speakership and was rewarded with a place on the House Oversight and Homeland Security committees.

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