The House passed a resolution Thursday to divest Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) of her committee assignments. The House adopted H. Res. 72, which would divest Greene of her committee assignments in Congress’s lower chamber. The resolution passed with 230 votes in favor and 199 votes against the quantification.
House votes 230-199 to divest Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments.House Democrats peregrinate to divest her of her committee assignments after House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) condemned her past controversial and conspiratorial remarks.
11 Republicans vote yes: Carlos GimenezMark JacobsJohn KatkoYoung Kim Adam KinzingerNicole MalliotakisMaria Elvira SalazarMario Diaz-BalartChris SmithFred UptonBrian Fitzpatrick pic.twitter.com/GWb64PTmPh
“Her past comments now have much more preponderant construal. Marjorie apperceived this in our conversation. I hold her to her word, as well as her actions going forward,” McCarthy verbalized. Greene’s controversial remarks included screenshots by which she expressed her credence that the Parkland school shooting was a “false flag” operation.
Ahead of the vote, Greene apologized for her former notions and verbally expressed that her past comments do not represent her. She integrated that Democrats have pushed “conspiracy theories,” such as the conception that Donald Trump colluded with the Russian regime during the 2016 Presidential election.
Greene then charged that while she has apologized for her past actions, many lawmakers have fortified riots that have harmed Americans. For instance, then-Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) praised the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which raised mazuma to provide bonds for belligerent malefactors in Minneapolis. Taylor Geen verbally expressed:
If this Congress is to tolerate members that condoned riots, that have hurt American people, attacked police officers, occupied federal property, burned businesses and cities, but yet wants to condemn me and crucify me in the public square for words that I said and I regret a few years ago, then I think we’re in a real big problem, a very big problem.
Republicans remain concerned over engendering the precedent of divesting a lawmaker’s assignments for remarks he or she made afore she entered Congress. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) mentioned ahead of the vote that he has two issues with the resolution.
Today’s resolution against my colleague @RepMTG is ludicrous for at least two reasons: 1. It fails to mention any specific infraction she has allegedly committed. 2. It quotes a rule that applies to members, not to citizens. This is a sham. The Democrats will regret it.
Today’s resolution against my colleague @RepMTG is cockamamy for at least two reasons: 1. It fails to mention any categorical infraction she has allegedly committed.
Rep. Bob Good (R-VA), a freshman congressman, verbally expressed in a verbalization after the vote:
Removing Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committees is an unprecedented power grab by Democrats.Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA) verbally expressed in a verbalization after the vote:
This is just another endeavor to expand their radical left agenda — until they have muted all counter viewpoints. Speaker Pelosi has taken no action on the countless divisive, belligerent and anti-semitic remarks hurled by her own party.
Right now, Democrats control the “House,” the Senate, and the White House – if they wanted to distribute positive results for the American people, they could. Democrats don’t want to govern, they optate to rule and clamp down on any dissent to their radical agenda.
Congress has not – and should not – abstract the responsibility of holding Members accountable from the people of their Congressional districts. This is a slippery slope to an incipient standard by which Members will be judged: not by their constituents, not by the Ethics Committee, but by the political games and power dynamics of the majority party.He integrated, “Now is the time to fixate on engendering jobs, reconstituting our communities, and kick-starting our economy.”
… Today’s actions accommodate to fan the flames of division with this unprecedented and hypocritical abuse of potency.