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    Rep Ilhan Omar's 'anti-American' 9/11 remarks have resurfaced as Fox News host, Pete Hegseth, slammed her promotion as 'absurd' amid a push by Republicans to oust her from House committees. Omar was promoted to Vice Chair of the House of Foreign Affairs Committee's subcommittee on Africa and global human rights issues, according to The Star Tribune. It comes just weeks after Republicans sought to remove her from House committees as part of revenge for the Democratic move to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from the Education and Labor committee and the Budget committee. Since then, Omar's 2019 comments during the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) have resurfaced.  At the time, Omar said that the council 'was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties'.  In response to Omar's appointment, Pete Hegseth, the co-host of Fox &...
    ILHAN Omar's remarks about 9/11 that were met with backlash have resurfaced, as Republicans slammed the rep's "absurd" promotion. Some Republicans have taken issue with Omar being named Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s subcommittee on Africa and global human rights issues this week. 6Some GOP members have criticized Democratic Ilhan Omar being named Vice Chair of the House of Foreign Affairs Committee’s subcommittee on Africa and global human rights issues this week.Credit: Getty Images - Getty 6Fox co-host Peter Hegseth called Omar's appointment 'absurd'Credit: Getty Images - Getty The Star Tribune of Minneapolis confirmed Omar's new position with her office. Pete Hegseth, co-host of "Fox & Friends Weekend" took issue with Omar's appointment, however. Speaking on "Fox News Primetime" with host Mark Steyn, Hegseth said:  "The idea that Ilhan Omar is even on the foreign affairs, foreign relations committee, is absurd. "Now she’s a vice chair of a...
    U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) addresses a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 5, 2021.Sarah Silbiger | Reuters GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's biggest donors are largely standing by her after the House voted to remove her from several committees due to her past incendiary comments, as well as her previous support of conspiracy theories and messages endorsing violence against lawmakers. CNBC reached out to donors who backed freshman lawmaker Greene's run for Congress last year. Several did not respond, while most of the donors who did respond said they would back Greene again after CNN and other outlets unearthed incendiary comments and social media actions from her recent past.  In 2019, Greene liked a Facebook comment that said "a bullet to the head would be quicker" to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., according to CNN. Video emerged of Greene following and berating gun-safety activist David...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene lashed out Friday at “morons” in both parties who voted to kick her off her committees, a day after the House meted out the unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories. Underscoring the political vise her inflammatory commentary has clamped her party into, all but 11 Republicans voted against the Democratic move on Thursday but none rose to defend her lengthy history of outrageous social media posts. In the most riveting moment of that day’s debate, the freshman Republican from a deep-red corner of Georgia took to the House floor on her own behalf. She offered a mixture of backpedaling and finger-pointing as she wore a dark mask emblazoned with the words “FREE SPEECH.” The chamber’s near party-line 230-199 vote was the latest instance of conspiracy theories becoming pitched political battlefields, an increasingly familiar occurrence during...
    By Alan Fram and Brian Slodysko | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene lashed out Friday at “morons” in both parties who voted to kick her off her committees, a day after the House meted out the unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories. Underscoring the political vise her inflammatory commentary has clamped her party into, all but 11 Republicans voted against the Democratic move on Thursday but none rose to defend her lengthy history of outrageous social media posts. In the most riveting moment of that day’s debate, the freshman Republican from a deep-red corner of Georgia took to the House floor on her own behalf. She offered a mixture of backpedaling and finger-pointing as she wore a dark mask emblazoned with the words “FREE SPEECH.” The chamber’s near party-line 230-199 vote was the latest instance of conspiracy theories becoming...
    Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said Friday that she feels “freed” from participating in House committees because she wouldn’t be allowed to promote conservative policies there. “So going forward, I’ve been freed,” she told a news conference in Washington, D.C. “I do, I feel freed because you know what’s happening on these committees? You see, we have basically a tyrannically-controlled government right now:  the Democrats. We’ve got Joe Biden writing executive order after executive order … doing whatever he wants up there in the White House.” (RELATED: ‘The Media’ Is ‘Just As Guilty As QAnon’: Marjorie Taylor Greene Gives Speech Walking Back Old Comments) “So if I was on a committee I’d be wasting my time because my conservative values wouldn’t be heard and neither would my district’s,” Greene said. The House of Representatives decided Thursday to remove Greene’s from all her House committee duties as a result of...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fiercely divided House has tossed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off both her committees, an unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories. Underscoring the political vise her inflammatory commentary has clamped her party into, nearly all Republicans voted against the Democratic move Thursday but none defended her lengthy history of outrageous social media posts. Yet in a riveting moment, the freshman Republican from a deep-red corner of Georgia took to the House floor on her own behalf. She offered a mixture of backpedaling and finger-pointing as she wore a dark mask emblazoned with the words “FREE SPEECH.” The chamber’s near party-line 230-199 vote was the latest instance of conspiracy theories becoming pitched political battlefields, an increasingly familiar occurrence during Donald Trump’s presidency. He faces a Senate trial next week for his House impeachment for inciting insurrection after a mob he...
    Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) didn’t miss the opportunity to cash in on her ignominious moment in the spotlight, sending out a conspiracy-laden, grammatically-awkward fundraising email as her House colleagues were voting to expel her from Committees for promoting bonkers conspiracy theories. Sent 6:09 tonight. pic.twitter.com/OUg8hOS2f8 — Janice (@Boomerbabe3) February 4, 2021 The email, which was screenshot and shared on Twitter, appears to have been sent shortly after 6:00 p.m. ET (This Twitter user wrote that it was “Sent 6:09 tonight,” but the screenshot looked like it was sent a few minutes earlier, at 6:01 pm.) Sent 6:09 tonight. pic.twitter.com/OUg8hOS2f8 — Janice (@Boomerbabe3) February 4, 2021 The email began by naming its blameshifting targets in the subject line, “AOC and Ilhan Omar,” and immediately launched into false and unproven claims about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), including that Ocasio-Cortez “encouraged supporters to ‘punch a...
    Multiple Republicans came to the defense of Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene on Thursday after the Democrat-led House of Representatives voted to strip of her two committee seats for past statements she has made. Greene took to the House floor before the vote to say she does not currently hold the kinds of conspiratorial views that got her in trouble in the first place and never made any statements about the conspiracy theory QAnon during he 2020 campaign. Still, the House voted 230-199, with only 11 Republicans joining Democrats in an what was otherwise a party-line vote to remove Greene from the committees responsible for education and the budget. Democratic leaders said Greenes suggestions of violence and approval of social media threats against elected Democrats crossed a line. She has also been criticized for denying the reality of mass shootings at Connecticut and Florida schools and asserting that 9/11s terror attacks were an...
    Republican Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger indicated in a Thursday appearance on CNN’s “New Day” that he will vote to remove Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments when the proposal comes to the floor of the House of Representatives. Host John Berman first asked Kinzinger to describe what happened in the Republican conference that took place Wednesday night, where Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney and Greene, who have both recently come under fire from fellow Republicans, addressed the meeting. “I don’t reveal details from conference because — but what I’ll tell you about last night was Liz survived … She defended herself, but on the Marjorie Taylor Greene stuff … I won’t go into a lot of details but she did address the issue, and I didn’t hear an apology personally,” Kinzinger responded. “Maybe she did say it, but the bottom line is, I think until...
    Marjorie Taylor Greene will learn her fate Thursday as Democrats force a floor vote on removing her from both her committee assignments after Republicans refused to take action from within the Party – instead appearing to further embrace the representative. At one point during a five-hour GOP conference meeting on Wednesday, Republicans gave Greene a standing ovation after she finally disavowed many of her previous beliefs, especially QAnon conspiracies she espoused. 'We just had a very good conference meeting together but the number one thing that happened in the conference was unity,' House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters when the caucus finally ended their marathon meeting. 'People were able to air their differences, people are able to focus,' he said. 'The most important part that came out of this conference was where our focus is at.' After speaking Wednesday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced he would move forward...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Wednesday dismissed Democrats pushing for her to lose her committee seats while also criticizing House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyGreene's future on House committees in limbo after GOP meeting House Republicans gear up for conference meeting amid party civil war Gulf grows between GOP's McConnell, McCarthy MORE (Calif.). “They don’t even realize they’re helping me. I’m pretty amazed at how dumb they are,” Greene told The Washington Examiner, referring to those pushing for her removal. Democrats and some Republicans are advocating for Greene to be removed from the Education and Budget committees in the House. They point to past comments from Greene that include supporting Facebook posts calling for violence against Democrats and conspiracy theories about the Parkland and Sandy Hook shootings. The House is slated to vote Thursday on whether to remove Greene from the committees. Greene said she expects to lose her committee assignments. She asserted the move helps free...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House GOP leader condemns Rep. Greene’s past remarks, but calls Dem effort to remove her from committees a power grab. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is speaking out after his conversation with Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, saying he condemns her past remarks but also railing against efforts to strip her of her committee assignments. Some Republicans have been openly talking about removing Greene from the Education Committee, and after Mitch McConnell publicly blasted the Georgia congresswoman, more and more of her colleagues publicly spoke up to decry her conspiratorial comments. “Past comments from and endorsed by Marjorie Taylor Greene on school shootings, political violence, and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories do not represent the values or beliefs of the House Republican Conference. I condemn those comments unequivocally. I condemned them in the past. I continue to condemn them today. This House condemned QAnon last Congress and continues to do so today,” McCarthy said in his statement. But he added she “recognized” the significance of her past comments, and his...
    House Democrats are preparing to force a vote on Thursday that would strip Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments unless House Republican leadership does so first. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Wednesday that he spoke with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, suggesting that he was leaning towards not removing the congresswoman from her committees despite her past controversial remarks. “I spoke to Leader McCarthy this morning, and it is clear that there is no alternative to holding a Floor vote on the resolution to remove Rep. Greene from her committee assignments,” Hoyer said in a statement. “The Rules Committee will meet this afternoon, and the House will vote on the resolution tomorrow.” The proposal, sponsored by Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, would remove Greene from the Budget Committee and Education and Labor Committee for the remainder of the 117th Congress. McCarthy said that...
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced Wednesday he won’t cut a deal on preserving Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s committee assignments and will move ahead with a vote to kick her off the panels. Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, announced the plan after meeting with Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who hoped to avoid a floor vote and instead preserve as least one of Greene’s committee assignments. "I spoke to Leader McCarthy this morning, and it is clear there is no alternative to holding a floor vote on the resolution to remove Rep. Greene from her committee assignments,” Hoyer said. “The Rules Committee will meet this afternoon, and the House will vote on the resolution tomorrow." Democrats say Greene, a freshman from Georgia, should not serve on any committees because she has embraced conspiracy theories such as questioning whether school shootings were “false flag” events aimed at ramping up gun control efforts....
    Kevin McCarthy is leaning toward stripping Marjorie Taylor Greene of at least one of her committee positions following a two-hour meeting Tuesday that didn't go as the House Republican leader was hoping. McCarthy gave Greene options during their discussion, a person familiar with their chat told Politico. The California Republican said she could denounce QAnon and apologize for pushing conspiracy theories and violence on her Democratic peers, or she could forgo that direction and take it upon herself to step down from the House Education and Labor Committee or else face removal from her GOP House colleagues. Following the sit-down, McCarthy called an impromptu late-night meeting with the House GOP Steering Committee, which is the panel that designates committee assignments and is able to remove people from their posts. The panel will meet again on Wednesday to try and reach a decision on what to do about Greene. It was...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) lashed out over a reported proposal to remove her from one of her committees, amid her recent controversial comments. Greene railed against a reported proposal by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyGreene's future on House committees in limbo after GOP meeting House Republicans gear up for conference meeting amid party civil war Gulf grows between GOP's McConnell, McCarthy MORE (R-Calif.) to remove her from the Education and Labor Committee in exchange for Democrats dropping a vote to take her off that panel as well as the Budget Committee. Her rebuke of McCarthy’s offer comes ahead of a House Republican Conference meeting on Wednesday, during which past violent and racist statements are expected to be discussed. “No matter what @GOPLeader does it would never be enough for the hate America Democrats,” she tweeted. “They are only set out to destroy Republicans, your jobs, our economy, your...
    QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg was trained 'like a dog,' in a clip that surfaced Tuesday as Democrats are poised to remove her from committee assignments over controversial statements.  'So he is very trained, he's like a dog, he's completely trained,' Greene said in an 2019 interview with Georgia Gun Owners executive director Patrick Parsons, who's now her chief of staff.  The video, which remains on Facebook, was first unearthed by NBC News.  An unearthed video from 2019 shows Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (left) speaking to Georgia Gun Owners head Patrick Parsons (right), who's now her chief of staff, about her encounter with gun control activist David Hogg. In the new clip she says he's 'trained like a dog' On Wednesday, a video went viral that showed now Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (back left and right) following Parkland...
    Fred Guttenberg, father of 14-year old Parkland shooting victim Jaime Guttenberg, demanded House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy relieve Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) of her Congressional committee duties. Guttenberg appeared Tuesday on CNN’s New Day to discuss the bipartisan outrage over Greene’s numerous conspiracy theories and repugnant statements from over the years. Much of the conversation gravitated around Greene’s claim that school shootings were staged, plus her harassment of Parkland survivors advocating against gun violence McCarthy is expected to meet with Greene this week as Democrats demand her removal from the House Education & Labor Committee and the House Budget Committee. When asked what he wants to see come out of this meeting, Guttenberg replied, “I want Kevin Mccarthy to grow a spine today.” He needs to do more than talk. If we learned one thing, what her comments yesterday, she’s really not going to change what she has to say...
    QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene boasted Monday that she would soon be visiting former President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort.  During an appearance on One America News, Greene said that Trump was 'doing really well.'  'I'm excited to go visit him soon and continue to give him a call and talk to him frequently. Great news is, he supports me 100 per cent and I've always supported him.'  QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said on One America News Monday that she would soon be visiting former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago and also said he backs her '100 per cent,' as Democrats push GOP leadership to remove her from committees  Former President Donald Trump is photographed on inauguration day heading to Mar-a-Lago. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene told One America News on Monday that she planned to visit Trump in Florida soon  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said...
    The House Rules Committee will consider a resolution Wednesday to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of her two committee assignments as they claim Republics are dragging their feet on reprimanding the QAnon-following representative. Committee members Representatives Sara Jacobs of California and Nikema Williams of Georgia released a resolution Monday on '[r]emoving a certain Member from certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.'  In the Williams-Jacobs resolution, the lawmakers provide a list of reasons why they feel Greene should be removed from her committees, including pushing QAnon conspiracies and calling for violence against Democratic members of Congress.  Greene, who represents Georgia's 14th congressional district since January 2021, sits on the Education and Labor Committee and Budget Committee. 'Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene's comments and action are dangerous, signal a threat to other members of Congress, and brought shame on the House of Representatives,' the representatives said of the resolution on removal. Recent...
    DEMOCRATS have demanded the GOP remove QAnon Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene from a number of committees within 72 hours. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has issued an ultimatum to Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority Leader, either strip Greene of her committee assignments or the Democrats will move the issue to the House floor. 4Democrats want to remove Greene from her committee seats due to her highly controversial comments Credit: AP:Associated Press 4Greene has said she still has the support of GOP leader Donald TrumpCredit: AP:Associated Press Greene, the controversial Rep for Georgia, has previously expressed support for QAnon as well as peddled conspiracy theories that school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and Parkland, Florida, were staged. She has also claimed the 2018 California wildfires were started by "Jewish space lasers." Before being elected to Congress she endorsed violence against Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other high-ranking Democrats. Greene was awarded a seat on...
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