Latest Fake Scandal Shows There’s no Bottom for the Republican Party

Greene and her gang of morons demand DOJ investigate a non-existent scandal

Manny Otiko
4 min readMay 18, 2021


Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Facebook)

The news is so insane these days that just when you finish writing a story about a scandal, another one arises for you to debunk. A few days ago, I wrote a story pointing out how crazy the GOP was for sticking with ex-President Donald Trump, the man who lost them both houses of Congress and the White House.

One of the reasons why he lost was because his out-of-control presidency repulsed the American public. But days later, an even crazier scandal pops up.

Over the weekend, Trump reminded people why he’s unfit for high office when he unleashed an insane conspiracy theory about the Arizona elections. He claimed that the “entire Arizona voting database” had been deleted.

Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer, a Republican, quickly debunked Trump’s lie on Twitter. “This is unhinged. I’m literally looking at our voter registration database on my other screen. Right now,” he said. End of story, you would think. But not in today’s whacko political world, a story doesn’t have to be true to get political mileage.

Yesterday, I read a motley crew of politicians, including Reps. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.,) Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.,) Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.,) had penned a letter to the Department of Justice asking them to look into the allegation. Yes, you read that right. These miscreants want the DOJ to look into an allegation that doesn’t exist.

The scandal that never was

“It has also been widely reported that before the equipment was delivered to independent auditors, an entire ‘Database’ directory of election information was deleted from the Election Management System Primary machine,” reads the letter.

However, the fact that these legislators signed this letter should be a warning sign. They represent the worst of…



Manny Otiko

Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.