Feb, 5th 2021 – The US House of Representatives has voted to punish a Republican over incendiary remarks she made. Marjorie Taylor Greene had promoted baseless conspiracy theories and showed support for violence against Democrats.
She has now been expelled from two committees on the education and budget panels, by Eleven Republicans who joined the Democrats to pass the motion. The votes were 230 who were proposing the motion with 199 opposing the motion.
Before the vote, House majority leader Steny Hoyer said, “I have never encountered a situation like the one before us now, where a member has made such vile and hurtful statements, engaged in the harassment of colleagues, and expressed support for political violence. This is not about party, It’s about whether or not you will vote for decency and truth.”
She argued that the remarks she made had been before she ran for office last year. She added that she had been upset about things that were happening in the country. She says she had no trust in the government after she stumbled upon conspiracy theories in 2018.
The 46-year-old also tried to pin blame on the media, saying that they were just as guilty as QAnon for promoting lies. She however said that the past was not a representation of who she is now. She said, “These were words of the past. These things do not represent me.“
She however did not address some of the inflammatory remarks she made in the past, among them an instance she suggested that the California wildfires were started by a space laser beam controlled by Rothschilds, a prominent Jewish banking company.