WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans on the House Rules Committee condemned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s conspiracy theories as “completely repugnant” and “sick” however disagreed on whether or not to strip her of her committee assignments.
“That is really sick stuff,” Democratic Chairman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) mentioned on the Wednesday afternoon listening to as Congress continues to wrestle with the way to disciple Greene, who has endorsed the perimeter beliefs of the QAnon motion.
“Serving on a committee is just not a proper. It’s a privilege. When a member talks about faculty shootings being ‘false flag operations,’ they need to lose the privilege of serving on the Training and Labor Committee,” he went on.
“If this isn’t the underside, then I don’t know what the hell is,” McGovern mentioned.
House Democrats will vote Thursday on whether or not in addition Greene off the Training and Finances committees after House Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) declined to take action.
The freshman Georgia congresswoman has floated the likelihood that mass shootings are “false flag” operations by gun management advocates and he or she reportedly “appreciated” a Fb publish that mentioned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) must be executed.
A video additionally emerged final month of Greene berating Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty taking pictures survivor David Hogg in Washington, DC, and he or she bragged about it in an April 2019 interview the place she referred to as Hogg an “fool” who “solely talks when he’s scripted.”
Rules Committee rating member Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK.) mentioned he believed Greene’s remarks had been “repugnant” however argued that it was lower than the committee to strip her of her committee assignments.
“Continuing down the present path establishes a brand new customary, not just for what members of Congress say earlier than they’re elected, but in addition what rights the bulk social gathering has to dictate the committee assignments of the minority members,” Cole mentioned.
“It’s additionally the accountability of every facet to carry their members accountable for unacceptable habits,” he went on.
A fired-up Texas GOP Rep. Brian Babin in contrast Greene’s remarks to the anti-Semitic statements made by Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.
“The bulk is looking for to carry Consultant Greene to the requirements of the House Rule for her conduct and phrases whereas she was a personal citizen, however they’ve mentioned nothing, it could do nothing, about Consultant Omar’s conduct and phrases whereas she’s been in workplace” Babin mentioned.
Greene has been unapologetic, and on Wednesday morning, defiantly tweeted that she was being persecuted for causes unrelated to her perception in controversial theories together with the QAnon motion.
“White, Girl, Spouse, Mom, Christian, Conservative, Enterprise Proprietor[.] These are the explanations they don’t need me on Ed & Labor. It’s my identification & my values,” she tweeted.