Marjorie Taylor Green Labels Rep. Cicilline “Mussolini” For Move To Shut Her Down
Almost every day that the House of Representatives is in session, freshman Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia does her very best to disrupt the proceedings. As she’s done on several occasions, she tried to introduce a motion to adjourn the body just after 9:30 a.m., before it actually had done any legislative work. It was all in a futile effort to delay the chamber’s inevitably successful passage of President Joe Biden’s history-making coronavirus relief package.
Greene is ticked off that the House voted to strip her of all committee assignments as a consequence of her outlandish behavior in promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory and positing that “Jewish space lasers” were responsible for igniting massive California wildfires.
Her one trick pony antics have worn out the patience of other representatives on both sides of the aisle. Today, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) said he’s going to propose a rule change for the House to make sure she can’t ever pull the “motion to adjourn” stunt again. The new rule Cicilline is proposing states that a House member only can make a motion to adjourn if he or she is a member of a committee. Since Greene has been kicked off all of the committees to which she had been assigned, she no longer would be eligible to offer such motions.
Greene’s motion to adjourn on Wednesday failed by a vote of 149-235 vote. Forty-one Republicans voted against it. Every one of Greene’s attempts to end business in the lower chamber for the day have failed and every time more Republicans have voted against her motion.
Cicilline told reporters he is “dead serious” about introducing the rule change.
When Newsweek asked Greene her thoughts about the Rhode Island representative’s plan to shut her down she replied in typical childish MJT fashion by invoking Cicilline’s Italian heritage. “Do you mean Rep. Mussolini? Not only did Democrats unilaterally strip away my committees, now they want to remove any powers I have to represent my district. The Democrats run the House of Hypocrites with tyrannical control,” she said.