House Removal of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

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On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to remove Representative Majorie Taylor Greene from all her assigned committees after past statements from Greene were released. The statements, which the majority were conspiracy theories and misinformation,  were made about a variety of topics including the Las Vegas mass shooting, fellow members of congress legitimacy, and 9/11. 

 

In one statement, Greene claimed the Las Vegas mass shooting to have been staged, stating, “How do you get avid gun owners and people that support the Second Amendment to give up their guns and go along with anti-gun legistlation? You make them scared, you make them victims and change their mindset and then possibly you can pass anti-gun legislation. Is that what happened in Las Vegas? I don’t believe (Paddock) pulled this off all by himself, and I know most of you don’t either.” 

 

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The House voted to exile her from congressional committees with a vote of 230 to 199, with 11 Republicans joining the Democrats in voting against her. Greene responded by retracting some of the statements she made, as well as claiming that the comments were “words of the past” that “do not represent me.” After this all took place, some Republicans were upset over her exile worrying that it would set a “dangerous precedent” for the future and even introducing their own proposal to remove Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee citing previous comments she had made.