A Democrat is preparing to introduce a resolution that would expel GOP firebrand Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress.
Rep. Jimmy Gomez of California announced his intent to pursue Greene’s expulsion from Congress on Wednesday after a series of violent and disturbing old social media actions resurfaced from the Georgia freshman lawmaker. Greene, who has been accused of promoting the QAnon conspiracy, though she says she doesn’t support it, showed her support for executing Democrats in posts and comments in the last few years, according to a Tuesday report from CNN.
Gomez, in announcing the plan, said Greene’s comments deserve a strong denunciation from “all” of her Republican colleagues and alleged that her presence in Congress is “a direct threat against” other politicians.
“Such advocacy for extremism and sedition not only demands her immediate expulsion from Congress, but it also merits strong and clear condemnation from all of her Republican colleagues, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,” Gomez said in a statement. “Her very presence in office represents a direct threat against the elected officials and staff who serve our government, and it is with their safety in mind, as well as the security of institutions and public servants across our country, that I call on my House colleagues to support my resolution to immediately remove Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from this legislative body.”
In response to the effort to remove her from office, Greene told the Washington Examiner: “Democrats and their spokesmen in the Fake News Media will stop at nothing to defeat conservative Republicans. They are coming after me because I’m a threat to their goal of socialism. They are coming after me because they know I represent the people, not the politicians. They are coming after me because like President Trump, I will always defend conservative values. They want to take me out because I represent the people. And they absolutely hate it.”
The plot to remove Greene from office is unlikely to succeed, considering a two-thirds majority is required to expel a member from the House, and the Democrats only have a small majority.
Greene’s social media commentary has long been a subject of scrutiny. In addition to her ties to the QAnon conspiracy theory, which claims a deep state of Democratic pedophiles are operating a global sex-trafficking ring while also working to take down then-President Donald Trump, Greene, in a series of Facebook comments, seemed to agree that the Parkland school shooting that killed 17 students and faculty members in 2018 was a “false flag planned shooting.”
In one post from January 2019, the congresswoman’s Facebook account liked a comment that said, “A bullet to the head would be quicker” in trying to get House Speaker Nancy Pelosi removed. In a speech posted to Facebook, she reportedly said, “And it’s a crime punishable by death is what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason,” according to CNN. And in a video from February 2019 taken from inside the speaker’s office, Greene said Pelosi would “suffer death, or she’ll be in prison” for her “treason.”
Ahead of CNN’s report, the congresswoman issued a statement saying that other people have had access to her social media accounts over the years.
“Over the years, I’ve had teams of people manage my pages. Many posts have been liked. Many posts have been shared. Some did not represent my views. Especially the ones that CNN is about to spread across the internet,” she wrote. “They are taking old Facebook posts from random users to try to cancel me and silence my voice.”
Gomez referenced those posts in his explanation behind the push for expulsion.
“As if it weren’t enough to amplify conspiracy theories that the September 11 attacks were an inside job and the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was staged, a string of recent media reports has now confirmed that Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene had previously supported social media posts calling for political violence against the Speaker of the House, members of Congress, and former President Barack Obama,” Gomez added.
Author: Mike Brest
Source: Washington Examiner: Democrat to introduce resolution to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress