Home passes decision rule to take away Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees
FIX: A previous version of this post incorrectly stated that Greene had been removed from the committees. This was the rule for the decision to remove them. The final vote will take place this evening. The story has been corrected.
It was a party line, but the House passed the rule allowing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to be exempt from all of her committee duties.
The final vote took place between 218 and 210. Every Democrat voted for the rule that removed Greene from her committee duties, and every Republican voted against. The final vote will take place this evening.
Spokeswoman Pelosi said at her press conference on Thursday:
Regarding the recognition of the threat from within, I remain deeply concerned about the acceptance of extreme conspiracy theorists by the Republican leadership of the House, about their willingness to reward a Qanon supporter, a 9/11 Truther, a molester of school shooting victims and to give them a valued committee of positions, including those who might envision their inclusion on the education committee. The House will vote to remove Representative Greene from her positions.
It is unfortunate. You would think that the Republican leadership in Congress would have some responsibility to this institution. Like they did when they weren’t looking for a representative King of Iowa. For some reason, despite the fact that we gave to Mr Hoyer, they decided not to go that route – Mr Hoyer sufficiently advised Leader McCarthy that this is a route that we would follow.
Taylor Greene poses such a security threat that Rep. Cori Bush moved her office away from her out of concern for the safety of her employees.
The Republicans made it clear they wouldn’t do anything about Taylor Greene, so the Democrats are standing up for the safety of the house and doing it for her. A vote is still expected on a resolution to remove Taylor Greene from the House of Representatives. However, this resolution requires a two-thirds majority to pass and after today’s vote. The Republicans are doing everything they can to support Qanon and local terrorists who want to overthrow the government.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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