The House has scheduled a Democratic-led vote to expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) from her committees in response to comments questioning the veracity of school shootings, encouraging political violence and promulgating anti-Semitic falsehoods. Read more: wapo.st/3cFb02G.
Embattled Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, facing a House vote to strip her of committee assignments, said Thursday that she regrets some "words of the past," but she did not specifically apologize for racist and violent rhetoric.
The newly elected Georgia Republican asserted in a House speech that she was "a very regular American" who posted conspiracy theories from QAnon and others sources before she began campaigning for Congress, but that those views did not represent her.
She said Democrats who are criticizing her don't know her, and that she was a political newcomer when she embraced former President Donald Trump and started delving into theories on the internet.
She said she was "allowed" to believe certain ideas and she blamed the media for her political problems.
Democrats were expected to move forward later Thursday with a vote that was all-but-certain to strip Taylor of her committee assignments.
Here is a look at some of the past conspiracy theories and hateful remarks from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene that led the House to strip her of her committee assignments. Aired on 2/5/2021.
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Stephen Colbert made it clear Thursday night that he didn’t really want to spend most of his Late Show monologue talking about QAnon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. But he didn’t really feel like he had a choice.
After touching on the absurdly petty letter that Donald Trump sent to the Screen Actors Guild earlier in the day, the host said, “Speaking of acting, I can’t wait to talk about Georgia representative and woman waving ‘Heil, neighbor,’ Marjorie Taylor Greene.”
The House voted Thursday to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., from the Budget Committee and the Education and Labor Committee after her social media posts revealed her spreading dangerous and racist conspiracy theories.
The House voted 230-199, with 11 Republicans joining every Democrat who voted.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had rebuked Republican leaders for refusing to take away Greene's assignments.
"I remain profoundly concerned about House Republicans' leadership acceptance of extreme conspiracy theorists," Pelosi said at her weekly news conference. "Particularly disturbing is their eagerness to reward a QAnon adherent, a 9/11 truther, a harasser of child survivors of school shootings."
"You would think that the Republican leadership in the Congress would have some sense of responsibility to this institution," she said, referring to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's decision not to punish Greene.
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REPUBLICAN PARTY Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene was widely derided Sunday for telling a fellow GOP lawmaker he was "clueless about what Republican voters think and feel, which is #AmericaFirst and loyalty to Trump."
Greene mocked Illinois GOP congressman Adam Kinzinger and supporters of Texas 6th District congressional candidate Michael Wood after another Republican candidate backed by former President Donald Trump, Susan Wright, defeated him and several others in a special election Saturday.
Greene gloated that the anti-Trump Wood, despite backing from Kinzinger and his Country First PAC, placed ninth in the contest. Wright placed first and now faces a runoff election. But it was Greene's "loyalty to Trump" comment that set off critics, who shared a range of anti-dictator memes and "cult" accusations.
Greene's tweet Sunday, in response to an earlier Country First tweet in support of Wood, read:
"Your guy got 9th @adamkinzinger & Trump endorsed Susan Wright took 1st in #TX06. You aren't fighting for the soul of the GOP, you sold your soul & sold out the GOP bc you are clueless about what Republican voters think and feel, which is #AmericaFirst and loyalty to Trump."
Her tweet prompted accusations of authoritarian support and challenges to her mental stability. Numerous accounts that identified themselves as "conservative" also blasted Greene's remarks, replying that no single person should be given loyalty in any political party.
"Loyalty to Trump? I really think this is a cult," tweeted one critic.
"Loyalty to trump...THAT'S the problem. It should be to party not person and your inability to see the fascist direction of @gop is where America First will become America Last," another critic replied Sunday.