Democrats to start process of kicking Marjorie Taylor Greene off House committees, report says

Pro-Trump congresswoman has sparked controversy in her first month in the job

Graeme Massie
Los Angeles
Monday 01 February 2021 23:38 GMT
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Democrats are to start the process of kicking Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene off House committees, a report says.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is expected to give GOP leader Kevin McCarthy an ultimatum to strip the QAnon-supporting lawmaker of her committee assignments.

But the House Rules Committee is also expected to meet on Wednesday to approve a rule for a resolution to remove Ms Greene from the House Education and Labor committee and the Budget committee, according to CNN.

The meeting would set out the debate procedures used in a full House debate on the resolution to strip Ms Greene of her assignments, and is the first official move made against her.

The pro-Trump congresswoman from Georgia has sparked controversy in her first month in the job after her past social media posts suggested she supported the execution of leading Democrats.

Ms Taylor Greene also launched an unsuccessful stunt bid to impeach Joe Biden the day after his inauguration as president, and the White House now refuses to discuss her.

She was also caught on video harassing David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people, and stated on social media that she thought it was a “false flag” event.

And Ms Greene announced on Saturday that she had had a “great” phone call with Mr Trump amid calls for her to be expelled from Congress.

Mr Trump, who called her a “future star” of the Republican party, is expected to meet with Ms Taylor Greene at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

"I'm excited to go visit him soon, and continue to give him a call and talk to him frequently," Ms Greene told One America News.

"Great news is, he supports me 100 per cent, and I've always supported him."

Mr McCarthy has said that he will sit down and talk with Ms Greene before deciding what action, if any, to take against her.

"They need to have a person-to-person conversation," said a spokesman for Mr McCarthy, who has called her comments “deeply disturbing.”

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