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    Eleven House Republicans joined all Democrats on Thursday in voting to strip Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her two committee assignments. The measure was likely to pass with Democrats’ narrow House majority, though it was unclear how many Republicans would ultimately support the measure. Greene had already come under harsh criticism for her past rhetoric, some of which had been widely criticized as racist and anti-Semitic. While the final group included moderate Republicans like Michigan Rep. Fred Upton and Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, it included more conservative members and several freshman lawmakers as well. Eleven House Republicans joined all Democrats on Thursday in voting to strip Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her two committee assignments. The measure was likely to pass with Democrats’ narrow House majority, though it was unclear how many Republicans would ultimately support the measure. Democrats announced that they would force the vote to remove Greene from the Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee on Wednesday in response to unearthed videos that showed Greene harassing David Hogg, a Parkland...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene woke up in a fighting mood, calling fellow Republicans who voted to strip away her committee assignments 'morons' and embracing her reduced stature as liberating.   'I woke up early this morning literally laughing thinking about what a bunch of morons the Democrats (+11) are for giving some one like me free time,' she wrote, just hours after taking to the House floor to disavow QAnon conspiracy theory beliefs she said she gave up in 2018. 'In this Democrat tyrannical government, Conservative Republicans have no say on committees anyway. Oh this is going to be fun!' she wrote, shortly before 8 am on Twitter. Republican Representative from Georgia Marjorie Taylor Greene (C) walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 04 February 2021. She said it would be 'fun' being kicked off committees, and called those who voted against her 'morons' Greene's new posture came after earlier indicating she planned to fight to try to get her assignments back, after the Democratic-run House voted 230-199 to take away her Education & Labor and Budget Committee assignments. ...
    Savannah Rychcik February 5, 2021 0 Comments Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) took to Twitter to call Democrats “morons” after they voted to remove her from her committee assignments. “I woke up early this morning literally laughing thinking about what a bunch of morons the Democrats (+11) are for giving some one like me free time,” Greene wrote on Twitter on Friday. She added, “In this Democrat tyrannical government, Conservative Republicans have no say on committees anyway. Oh this is going to be fun!” I woke up early this morning literally laughing thinking about what a bunch of morons the Democrats (+11) are for giving some one like me free time.In this Democrat tyrannical government, Conservative Republicans have no say on committees anyway.Oh this is going to be fun!— Marjorie Taylor Greene ???????? (@mtgreenee) February 5, 2021 On Thursday night, House Democrats voted 230 -199 to strip Greene of her committee assignments, as IJR reported. Eleven Republicans voted to back the resolution. Greene told The Washington Examiner earlier this week the move to remove her from her...
    The House passed a resolution Thursday to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) of her committee assignments. The House adopted H. Res. 72, which would strip Greene of her committee assignments in Congress’s lower chamber. The resolution passed with 230 votes in favor and 199 votes against the measure. Reports suggest that 11 Republicans voted in favor of the measure. The 11 Republicans reportedly include: House votes 230-199 to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments. 11 Republicans vote yes: Carlos GimenezMark JacobsJohn KatkoYoung Kim Adam KinzingerNicole MalliotakisMaria Elvira SalazarMario Diaz-BalartChris SmithFred UptonBrian Fitzpatrick pic.twitter.com/GWb64PTmPh — The Recount (@therecount) February 4, 2021 House Democrats moved to strip her of her committee assignments after House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) condemned her past controversial and conspiratorial remarks. “Her past comments now have much greater meaning. Marjorie recognized this in our conversation. I hold her to her word, as well as her actions going forward,” McCarthy said. Greene’s controversial remarks included screenshots by which she expressed her belief that the Parkland school shooting was a “false flag” operation. Ahead of the vote,...
    (CNN)The Democrat-led House of Representatives voted on Thursday to remove Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments, but that doesn't mean the backlash against her -- or the spotlight on her -- is at an end. Greene, a freshman from Georgia, remains a member of Congress and will still be able to vote. But she has quickly become one of the most controversial lawmakers during her short time in office. That has elevated her profile in right-wing and conservative circles and given her more of a platform -- and some Democrats won't be satisfied that she's been sufficiently rebuked with the removal of her committee assignments alone. Greene defended herself ahead of the vote in a speech on the House floor and attempted to distance herself from the dangerous and debunked QAnon conspiracy theory, which she has previously embraced.But Democratic Rep. Jimmy Gomez of California, who has introduced a resolution to expel Greene, told reporters he still believes she should be removed from Congress even after watching her floor remarks. The congressman said of his resolution, "I'm committed...
    Bradley Cortright February 4, 2021 0 Comments House Democrats have succeeded in their push to punish freshman Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) over a series of controversial remarks she made before she became a congresswoman and her adherence to conspiracy theories. In a 230 -199 vote on Thursday night, lawmakers voted to advance a resolution to strip Greene of her committee assignments. Eleven Republican voted in favor of the resolution, just one more than the number of Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump last month. #BREAKING: U.S. House votes to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from committees, 230-199. pic.twitter.com/hdcw0wzpym— CSPAN (@cspan) February 4, 2021 House Republicans decided against moving to strip Greene of her committee assignments on Wednesday night. Democrats had called for Republicans to punish Greene over her past controversial comments and apparent endorsement of violence against prominent Democratic politicians. After Republicans declined to punish Greene, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said, “Anybody who advocates assassinations of members of Congress or anybody, I don’t believe, should enjoy the privilege of serving on a committee.”...
    Washington (CNN)Eleven House Republicans broke ranks Thursday evening to join Democrats in voting to remove Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments. These lawmakers backed the effort following recently unearthed incendiary and violent past statements from Greene that have triggered widespread backlash: Adam Kinzinger of Illinois Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania John Katko of New York Fred Upton of Michigan Nicole Malliotakis of New York Carlos Gimenez of Florida Chris Jacobs of New York Young Kim of California Maria Elvira Salazar of Florida Chris Smith of New Jersey Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida House Democrats, who control the chamber, set up the vote after first attempting to pressure Republicans to strip the Georgia Republican of her committee assignments on their own. House Republicans did not taken that action, however, and House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy of California on Wednesday released a statement calling the push by Democrats to take away the congresswoman's committee assignments a "partisan power grab."
    The House of Representatives voted Thursday to strip Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments. In a 230-199 vote, the House voted to remove Greene from her committee assignments. She currently sits on the House Education and Budget committees. Greene has continued to claim that Trump won the Nov. 3 presidential election and has been linked to a number of conspiracy theories, including QAnon related conspiracies. Greene gave a speech on the House floor Thursday after a Wednesday night meeting with House Republicans where she apologized for promoting conspiracy theories and reportedly was met with applause by many in the room. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he would not remove Greene from her committee assignments, after calls from Democrats. “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,”...
    Bradley Cortright February 3, 2021 0 Comments House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is blasting House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for not taking action to punish Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.) over her past controversial comments. Democrats had urged McCarthy to take action against Greene, who has espoused conspiracy theories such as Q’Anon and appeared to signal that she supports killing prominent Democratic politicians. The full House will vote on Thursday to decide whether to strip Greene of her committee assignments to the House Committee on Education & Labor and House Committee on Budget.  In a statement on Wednesday, Pelosi wrote, “After several conversations and literally running away from reporters, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Q-CA) made clear that he is refusing to take action against conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.” The statement took an extra jab at McCarthy by replacing the abbreviation of the Republican Party with “Q” in an apparent reference to Greene’s adherence to the Q’Anon conspiracy theory.  “McCarthy’s failure to lead his party effectively hands the keys over to Greene – an anti-Semite, QAnon adherent...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia been in office for 33 days. But she may be removed from the House after her constituents and many others say she spread dangerous conspiracy theories, and even threatened some high-ranking Democrats. On Thursday, the House will vote on whether to strip Rep. Taylor Greene of her committee assignments. Greene has publicly expressed support for the QAnon movement, made Islamophobic and anti-Semitic comments and agreed with the idea of executing Democratic leaders, among many other things. She is also facing backlash for a video showing her angrily confronting Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg and agreeing with people who called the school massacre a “false-flag” event, meaning it was a hoax manufactured by the media to take away gun rights. Rep. Ted Deutch, who represents Parkland, is calling for her expulsion from the House. “It is important for this committee to remember why Mrs. Greene’s conduct is so harmful and so very, very dangerous,” he said. “Mrs. Greene peddles conspiracy theories that radicalize people online. These theories aren’t diluted – they also...
    Rep. Ilhan Omar's congressional campaign is raising money to fight back against a GOP effort to strip her of congressional committees for her past inflammatory statements as Democrats push for similar action against embattled Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. Omar's reelection campaign sent out a fundraising email to supporters Wednesday seeking to raise $150,000 to counter Greene and the GOP. The announcement comes after Greene launched a successful fundraising blitz of her own in which she raised at least $160,000 off growing efforts to strip her of committee assignments. "Let's be clear: This resolution to remove Ilhan is rooted in racism, xenophobia and anti-Muslim bigotry and we must call it out," the fundraising email states. "Taylor Greene is raising hundreds of thousands of dollars off of it. So, we've set a goal to raise $150,000 in the next 48 hours to fight back." GOP LAWMAKERS SEEK TO REMOVE OMAR FROM COMMITTEES AS DEMS PRESS TO DROP TAYLOR GREENE FROM PANEL The renewed focus on Omar comes as Democrats and some Republicans are seeking to penalize Greene this week for past social media activity where she "liked" posts calling for...
    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. The House will now vote on Thursday to strip Greene from the Education and the Workforce Committee and the Budget Committee. News Congress Marjorie Taylor Greene House Democrats House Republicans...
    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 ultimately decided during that meeting Tuesday, however, that forcing a House vote on removing Greene would be detrimental for Republicans. Instead, the House minority leader said he would try to...
    Republicans don’t seem ready to hold Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene accountable in even the smallest way, so Democrats are getting ready to do so. On Monday, they warned Republicans: strip Greene of her committee assignments—including the education committee, a particularly egregious assignment for someone who has called the school massacres at Sandy Hook and Parkland hoaxes—or the full House will do so. On Monday, after that warning, Greene responded in a predictably noxious way, tweeting “If Democrats remove me from my committees, I can assure them that the precedent they are setting will be used extensively against members on their side once we regain the majority after the 2022 elections.” Campaign Action But make no mistake, this is a typical Republican response. The threat is always out there that if Democrats respond to Republican extremism, Republicans will respond by being even more extreme and even more punitive. Democrats bring a knife to a gun fight, metaphorically speaking, and Republicans are so outraged that Democrats didn’t bring a spork that they use it to justify bringing a grenade launcher. So the threat here is that...
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