46,218 news transcripts show ideologically extreme politicians get more airtime

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks to the press after the House voted to remove her from committee assignments. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Committee assignments are normally a blessing for new House members. But some of today’s newer members, like freshmen Republican representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Madison Cawthorn, seem to be more interested in punditry than policy. When Greene was stripped of her committee assignments on Feb. 4 for a series of past statements that included threats directed against her Democratic colleagues, she replied by tweeting that she woke up “literally laughi…

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