The House of Representatives voted to strip freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.) from her committee assignments on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. She tried to walk back her professed theories stating they were “lies she was allowed to believe,” as though she does not have the ability to discern fact from fantasy.
She has been seen wearing masks that support former President Donald Trump’s claim that he won the 2020 General Election and one that reads censored. When she arrived at the House on the day she was expected to defend herself against the charges lodged against her, Greene wore a mask that proclaimed her right to free speech.
Greene supposedly denounced her “loony lies” in a meeting with Rep. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) the day before. He claims she stated she no longer believes in the QAnon theories.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) used an enlarged screenshot of a Facebook ad from Greene’s campaign page depicting her holding an assault rifle.
“The image featured a photo of Greene holding a gun alongside isolated images of Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). Underneath was the caption: ‘Squad’s worst nightmare,'” reports NPR.
The House members agreed on the resolution to remove Greene from the chamber’s Education and Labor, and Budget committees.
The final vote tally reflected Congress’ division with the majority of Democrats and 11 Republicans voting yea — 230 to 199 with three members not casting votes.
Greene’s ‘Loony’ Behavior
Greene wants people to believe she has dismissed the QAnon conspiracies as non-truths that she quit believing them “by the end of 2017.” But that did not stop her from continuing to spread the lies. In July 2020, she explained on national television that she was “concerned about a deep state.”
She was removed from her assignments because of her history of repeating Q’s theories before and during her campaign. It is unlikely she will stop. However, she may tone down the language attempting to disguise her true intent.
In the past, Rep. Greene posted lengthy missives on Facebook about her theories that reflect her belief in QAnon conspiracy propaganda.
She accosted and accused David Hogg, asserting he was just an actor in the 2018 mass shooting at Parkland High School. She has repeatedly stated that mass shootings were staged as a fear tactic that the Democrats are using to take away Second Amendment rights of gun ownership.
Another of Greene’s claims is about a Jewish company’s satellite that supposedly shot lasers and started the recent fires in California. She is guilty of making similar unfounded antisemitic statements.
Moreover, she announced during the January 6th insurrection on the Capitol that she would submit Articles of Impeachment against then-President-Elect Joe Biden. Greene followed through with her promise and submitted the articles the day after his inauguration on January 21. While the claims she posted in the paperwork have not been released, Greene is a die-hard Trump supporter who still does not recognize Biden’s presidency as legitimate.
On Thursday (three years after she claims to stop believing in Q’s lies), she restated her belief in the so-called deep state in a tweet:
It’s not just me they want to cancel. They want to cancel every Republican. Don’t let the mob win.
Written by Cathy Milne-Ware
WCSH: House votes to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from committee assignments; Alan Fram and Brian Slodysko
CNN: House votes to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from committee assignments; by Clare Foran, Daniella Diaz, and Annie Grayer
NPR: House Removes Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene From Her Committee Assignments; by Barbara Sprunt
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