House Democratic leaders are ramping up pressure on Republicans to punish Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for “reprehensible statements,” including a move to strip her of all committee assignments this week.
“Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene must be held accountable for her reprehensible statements, and I am discussing with members the best course of action to do so,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, said on Monday.
Hoyer talked to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, but he would not disclose the details of the conversation.
McCarthy is slated to meet privately with Greene this week, a GOP aide said. The two will discuss Greene’s statements concerning school shooting conspiracy theories and her onetime belief in QAnon, which she has since renounced.
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Greene has been active on Twitter, accusing Democrats of trying to force her out because of her political views and support of former President Donald Trump.
“The Democrat mob and Fake News Media smear campaign launched against me is simply a continuation of Trump Derangement Syndrome,” Greene tweeted on Monday. “Here’s the truth, though, their derangement isn’t directed at @realDonaldTrump or MTG. It’s about their hatred for you, the American People.”
Republicans warn that Democrats would be taking an unprecedented step in removing a lawmaker from committee assignments who does not belong to their party.
Greene sits on the House Committee on Education and Labor and the House Budget Committee. House Democrats scheduled a vote to remove her from the panels in the coming days.
Democrats are particularly incensed about Greene’s position on the education panel due to her past statements questioning school shootings as “false flag” events.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat, said she would introduce a resolution on Monday to strip Greene of her committee assignments as early as this week. Democrats are also interested in attempting to expel Greene from Congress via a resolution offered by Rep. Jimmy Gomez, a California Democrat, but that would require a two-thirds vote of the House and extensive support from the GOP, which is unlikely.
Republicans recently called on Democrats to remove Rep. Eric Swalwell from the House Intelligence Committee after it was disclosed that the California Democrat unknowingly employed a Chinese spy.
Author: Susan Ferrechio
Source: Washington Examiner: House Democrats will vote to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of committee assignments