House Democrats take unprecedented step of removal Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, R- GA, from his two committee assignments to spy on violence and conspiracy theories on social media before being elected to Congress in November.

The 230–199 vote was bipartisan, with 11 Republicans joining all Democrats to exclude Green from the Committee on Education and Labor and the House Budget Committee. House Republicans appointed Green to both panels last month after the new Republic was sworn into Congress.

Democrats said they were forced to take action to maintain standards of decency in Congress as Republicans refused to punish Green for his history of incendiary remarks.


“Serving on a committee is not a right. It is a privilege. When a person encourages violence against a member, they should lose that privilege” Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Chairman of the House Rules Committee.

“Lincoln’s party is becoming a party to violent conspiracy theories,” McGovern continued. “And, apparently, the Republican Party leaders in the House today wouldn’t do any very bad things about it.”

Republicans widely refuted Green’s previous comments – including the QAnon conspiracy, claiming that mass schooling was staged, suggesting an aircraft didn’t hit the Pentagon during 9/11, chief Supported violence against Democrats and spied anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim views. .

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But Republicans largely stayed the House vote to remove Green from the committees because they did not want Democrats to interfere in the GOP’s affairs and punish members for statements and postings made before entering Congress Set a new example to do.

GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy said, “This proposal sets a dangerous new standard that will further deepen divisions within this House.” R-Califf., Who condemned Green’s comments.

Rep.  Marjorie Taylor Green, R-Ga., Runs on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, January 13, 2021.  (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, R-Ga., Runs on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, January 13, 2021. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

“This is nothing but misuse of power by the drunk party of power.” Rep. Ralph norman, R-Cs

McCarthy blamed Democrats for exercising new veto authority over the GOP committee’s work, while refusing to “disobey” their own members, referring to Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Min., Eric Swellwell, D-California and Maxine Waters, D-California., In keeping with the work of their committee on GOP objections.

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Omar personally spoke in favor of punishing Green. She Mentioned how Greene had tried to force Rashida Talib before and two Muslim members of Congress Retaking his congressional oath On the Bible. She Green remembered when he posted a photo of himself holding a gun with images of Omar, Talib and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, titled “Squad’s worst nightmare.”

“It’s about whether it’s okay to place an assault rifle in front of the members’ heads in a campaign ad and incite death threats against them,” Omar, D-Min., Said. “It’s about whether it’s okay to encourage the assassination of the Speaker of the House.”

In a dramatic moment of debate, House Majority Leader Stany Hoyer, D-MD., Produced a poster-size version of Greene’s Facebook ad, which targets members of the “Squad” and ran placards on the GOP side of the aisle Gaya.

“Look at that image and tell me what message you think it sends. Here he is armed with a deadly assault rifle, pointing to three Democratic members,” Hoyer said with a thunder. “They are our allies!”

Typically, the party leadership decides the committee’s slot for its own members. For example, McCarthy decided to remove the former in 2019. Rep. Steve King, R-Ao, after the committee’s works were introduced as racist after his remarks. However, McCarthy refused to take action against Greene, saying he condemned QAnon and would follow a higher standard as a member of Congress.

Green defended himself in a floor speech on Thursday where he said he regretted his previous statements on QAnon conspiracy theories and clarified that he thought the 9/11 terrorist attacks and school shootings were not a hoax. .

“These were words from the past, and these things do not represent me,” Green said on Thursday. “They do not represent my district, and they do not represent my values.”

The 11 Republicans who voted to snatch the Green of their power were Reps. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Nicole Malliotakis of New York, John Katko of New York, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Fred Upton of Michigan, Carlos Jimenez of Florida, Mario Diaz-Ballart of Florida, Chris Jacobs of New York, Young Kim of California, Maria of Florida Elvira Salazar and Chris Smith of New Jersey.