GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene slammed Democrats for “how dumb they’re” for making an attempt to strip her of Home committee assignments as Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar accused Republicans who’ve threatened to do the similar to her of making an attempt to “distract” from not holding Greene accountable for her inflammatory rhetoric.
Greene, who was elected in November to signify a congressional district in northwest Georgia, lashed out at Democrats after the Home Guidelines Committee voted to take away her from the Schooling and Funds Committee.
The complete Home is anticipated to vote Thursday afternoon on the advice.
Greene stated if the Democrats succeed, they’ll solely give her the time to launch a nationwide marketing campaign to push for conservatives to be elected to the Home.
“How silly they’re,” Greene advised the Washington Examiner. “They don’t even notice they’re serving to me. I’m fairly amazed at how dumb they’re.”
She stated she would promote candidates within the 2022 primaries and help former President Donald Trump in his post-White Home plans.
“Oh no, it doesn’t harm me in any respect. I feel it’s going to give me extra time on my arms, I feel, which is implausible as a result of then I can achieve extra help, I may also help actually get Republicans operating in these primaries and elections in 2022,” she stated.
“I may also help President Trump, each time he comes out together with his plan, which I’m excited to do,” Greene added within the interview earlier than Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) declined to punish her throughout a gathering with the Republican caucus.
She has already been on a fundraising tear as a result of of the controversy, elevating $300,000 up to now week, and continues to push her supporters for extra donations as she stays within the headlines.
Greene has come below hearth for social media feedback by which she described the mass pupil shootings at Parkland, Fla., and Sandy Hook, Conn., as staged and urged that planes didn’t crash into the Pentagon on 9/11, as properly as expressing help for a quantity of conspiracy theories circulating in QAnon circles.
On the similar time, a bunch of Republicans are backing a measure to take away Omar, of Minnesota, from her committee assignments as a result of of previous inflammatory statements, together with one which urged the pro-Israel foyer American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) pays off members of Congress to help Israel, and one other saying that Jewish Individuals have twin loyalty.
Omar, in an announcement, stated Republicans are simply making an attempt to shift the highlight from Greene to her.
“The Home Republican Caucus, as a substitute of holding her accountable, is now fanning the flames. Republicans will do something to distract from the truth that they haven’t solely allowed however elevated members of their very own caucus who encourage violence,” Omar stated.
“It’s time to cease whitewashing the actions of the violent conspiracy theorists, who pose a direct and rapid menace to their fellow Members of Congress and our most basic democratic processes,” she stated.
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), who joined the hassle with fellow GOP Reps. Brian Babin and Ronny Jackson of Texas, Jeff Duncan of South Carolina and Jody Hice of Georgia, stated Greene made her feedback earlier than she was elected and identified that Omar made extremely “offensive” remarks as properly, after she was in workplace.
“Look, if it’s good for the goose, it’s good for the gander. Perhaps what ought to occur is you let Republicans take care of our personal and also you Democrats take care of your individual,” Biggs stated on Fox Information.
Omar, who has been a longtime critic of Israel, sparked bipartisan backlash in 2019 when urged that politicians supporting Israel have been paid off by AIPAC, infamously stating, “it’s all concerning the Benjamins.”
She additionally drew accusations of anti-Semitism when she questioned the loyalties of Jewish Individuals between America and Israel.
“I would like to speak concerning the political affect on this nation that claims it’s OK for individuals to push for allegiance to a overseas nation,” she stated.
The Home handed a decision condemning “anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism and different types of bigotry” within the wake of her feedback, however refused to title her or explicitly condemn the feedback she made.