[BREAKING] House Votes to Remove Greene From Committees After Contentious Debate
Marjorie Taylor Greene tried to explain herself on the House floor on Thursday, but what began as an act of contrition soon devolved into her usual attacks on her Democratic colleagues. Greene claimed to have renounced the QAnon conspiracy theories she believed before she was sworn into Congress, but videos from as recently as December 2020 show her violent rhetoric that has not altered in the subsequent weeks.
As her Republican colleagues argued to keep Greene on the Committees to which she had been assigned and rebuking Democrats for calling her a liar, Greene sent out a fundraising email to her supporters falsely accusing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of calling for violence against a policeman, a lie Greene had pushed in the past.
Ocasio-Cortez immediately tweeted a response calling Greene out for the blatant lies, saying she would never call for violence against a police officer.
Not only did I never make this claim, but I would never, ever do this.
What Greene is doing pumping this lie to her insurrectionist base is making them feel justified in further violence.
The prospect of stripping her committees clearly isn’t quelling her. She must be expelled. https://t.co/8WvvCgsMQt
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 4, 2021
Despite attempts from Republicans to adjourn, the debate over Greene was contentious on both sides. But the most dramatic moment occurred when House Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer took the floor and made a strong case to remove Greene not just from the Committees, but from Congress altogether. Hoyer used a photo of one of Greene’s Facebook posts where she specifically threatened “The Squad”, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar. Hoyer asked the House Republicans who had given Greene a standing ovation only the day before just how they would feel if it was a photo of three Republicans being threatened with a weapon and calling themselves their intended victims “worst nightmare.”
Eleven members of the GOP voted with Democrats to remove Greene, with a final tally of 230 – 199.