The House Has Voted To Remove GOP Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene Of Her Committee Assignments

The House of Representatives has voted to strip GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments.

On Thursday, the House voted to take away Greene’s committee assignments as a direct response to Greene’s continuous spreading of false information and conspiracy theories, including the shamed QAnon movement. CNBC reports the House voted in a 230 to 199 margin, many of the Republican members voted in agreement with the Democratic majority. None of the Democrats voted against the resolution.

She also suggested that some U.S. school shootings were staged and mocked a Parkland, Florida school massacre survivor.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. spoke to Greene during a closed-door meeting Tuesday night. According to NBC News, he suggested that the GOP could strip Greene of her Education Committee assignment if she could remain on the Budget Committee.

The move was set in stone after Greene took to the chamber floor and expressed how she regrets some of her wrong, long-standing views. While she acknowledged her poor behavior, she did not offer an apology. Greene has been highlighted as a violent politician; she reportedly suggested the killing of top Democrats would be better than just getting them removed from their positions. She also suggested that some U.S. school shootings were staged and mocked a Parkland, Florida school massacre survivor.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. spoke to Greene during a closed-door meeting Tuesday night. According to NBC News, he suggested that the GOP could strip Greene of her Education Committee assignment if she could remain on the Budget Committee.

In a January 2019 post, Greene liked a comment that said “a bullet to the head would be quicker” to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She also liked several comments about murdering FBI agents she deemed a part of the “deep state.”

While most representatives agreed with removing Greene’s privileges, some Republicans said they felt the move was infringing on First Amendment rights. However, Dems countered their rebuttal, saying Green’s actions raise another level of danger. “When a person encourages talk about shooting a member in the head, they should lose the right to serve on any committee,” Rules Chairman Jim McGovern, D-Mass., said Wednesday before the House decided to relieve Greene of her assignments.

“If this isn’t the bottom line, I don’t know where the hell the bottom line is,” McGovern said.

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