Moments ago, Rep. Taylor Greene announced the passing of her father and wrote an emotional tribute.
Greene wrote in a series of tweets:
My father passed away last night after a hard fought battle over the past 3 months with Melanoma. Most people don’t know how tremendously difficult my first three months of Congress have been.
He couldn’t finish school, but proudly went to work to support his family. With only a truck and a ladder, he tirelessly worked and eventually built a thriving construction company that put a roof over our heads, fed us, clothed us, and Dad provided our families every need.
My Dad had the strongest hands I’ve ever known.
They held me as a baby, carried me, swung me, threw me in the air, lifted me to ride on his shoulders..
They taught me to tie my shoes, ride a bike, throw, catch, and hit a ball, and fish..
They taught me how to drive a car, drive a boat, and sail a sailboat..
I watched his hands build amazing things with his tools..
Measure, snap a chalk line, cut, hammer all the nails in with one swing, climb the ladders, load the trucks..
I watched his hands write, calculate, and carefully bid projects on all the many blueprints..
They typed, wrote, and published books..
They created inventions and that even got nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize..
hey took care of my mother and held her tight and loved her so..
But the greatest thing my father’s hands ever did was they taught me how to pray..
My Dad’s big strong hands put my tiny hands together when I was young and introduced me to God..
Last night, the Mighty Hands that formed and created my Dad’s hands, and the wonderful man that my father is, lifted him up and took him home to heaven.
Today we rejoice that his pain is gone and he has been set free!
Thank you all of you who support me.
Soon I will be back.
And this time, I’ll be all in because my heart is no longer broken now that my Daddy has been set free.