As calls grow for Congressional Republicans to deal with controversial Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and new information about her past actions come to light, a House Democrat is about to file a resolution that would expel Greene from Congress, according to Politico:
“Rep. Jimmy Gomez wants Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene booted from Congress.
“The California Democrat announced on Wednesday that he planned to introduce a resolution to oust the conspiracy-theory-peddling Republican from Georgia after recent news reports revealed that Greene had previously called for violence against Democrats on social media.”
On Wednesday, a video surfaced of Greene verbally harassing Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg in March of 2019, accusing him of being connected to financier George Soros and calling the school shooting a “false flag” operation devised to strip U.S. citizens of their right to bear arms, CNN reports:
“‘He’s a coward,’ Greene says at the end of the video as Hogg walks away, claiming his activism was funded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros, who is often the subject of far-right conspiracy theories, and other liberals. ‘He can’t say one word because he can’t defend his stance.'”
Can’t believe this person is my colleague on the EDUCATION & Labor Committee.
— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) January 27, 2021
Greene has also called for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to be executed and suggested that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had killed children and cut off their faces so she could wear them herself.
Rep. Gomez explained why he feels it’s necessary to remove Greene from office:
“As if it weren’t enough to amplify conspiracy theories that the September 11 attacks were an inside job and the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was staged, a string of recent media reports has now confirmed that Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene had previously supported social media posts calling for political violence against the Speaker of the House, members of Congress and former President Barack Obama.
“Such advocacy for extremism and sedition not only demands her immediate expulsion from Congress, but it also merits strong and clear condemnation from all of her Republican colleagues, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.”
Two-thirds of the 435 House members would have to vote in the affirmative for Greene to be removed from Congress.
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