Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was stripped of her committee assignments on Thursday. House Republicans who voted against the measure want us to believe that Democrats were once again engaged in what they call "cancel culture" against someone they simply disagree with. That is absurd, as is demonstrated by this clip of the speech by Rep. Steny Hoyer.
But the move to sanction a member of the House for that kind of rhetoric wasn't simply about Rep. Greene. Regardless of how you feel about Rep. Rashida Tlaib's politics, it is impossible to ignore the terror she has lived with since before she was even sworn into office.
I wish every person in this country would watch those two clips. The democracy we claim to revere is threatened when the opposition is dehumanized and made to fear for their lives. That is what the last four years of hate and division have unleashed. We HAVE to do better.