Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are expected to vote to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from all committees later today. The public vote to remove the congresswoman emerged from a conversation between Reps. Kevin McCarthy and Steny Hoyer. Once it became clear that the GOP would not remove the congresswoman from all committees, House Democrats ignited the push to remove the Georgia lawmaker from both of the committees she serves on.
“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,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said.
“The Rules Committee will meet this afternoon, and the House will vote on the resolution tomorrow.”
Over the last few months, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has become one of the more polarizing figures in Congress. She is most well known for her support of QAnon theories and attempt to impeach President Joe Biden. Not to mention, she has been accused of harassing a fellow congresswoman and supporting social media posts that called for the execution of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Her actions led Rep. Jimmy Gomez to file a resolution demanding that she be removed from Congress altogether.
“As if it weren’t enough to amplify conspiracy theories that the September 11 attacks were an inside job, and the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was staged, a string of recent media reports has now confirmed that Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene had previously supported social media posts calling for political violence against the Speaker of the House, members of Congress and former President Barack Obama,” Gomez stated.
“I call on my House colleagues to support my resolution to immediately remove Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from this legislative body.”
While it is unlikely Greene will be removed from Congress right now, it is likely that the House will move to remove her from the budget and education committees she currently serves on.