Human Rights Campaign: McCarthy Must Immediately Remove Greene From Her Committee Assignments

by HRC Staff

Post submitted by Viet Tran (he/him/they/them), former HRC Press Secretary

Human Rights Campaign calls on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to remove U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from her Congressional committee assignments for endorsing violence against elected officials and public figures, sedition and domestic terrorism.

The news that Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene openly endorsed executing public officials and harassed a teenage victim of gun violence, is deeply disturbing. Congresswoman Greene has demonstrated her lack of regard for our democracy and its institutions, choosing instead to fan the flames of division and hate -- the same elements motivating the domestic terrorists who stormed the Capitol just three weeks ago.

“There must be consequences for her actions. The Human Rights Campaign calls on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to hold her accountable and remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from all her assigned Congressional committees at the very least. The integrity of our democratic institutions should be important to all elected officials regardless of political party. Accordingly, McCarthy should act -- and act urgently.

Alphonso David, President of the Human Rights Campaign

A CNN KFile review of hundreds of posts and comments from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Facebook revealed that Greene repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democratic politicians in 2018 and 2019. One post from January 2019 noted that Greene liked a comment that said “bullet to the head would be quicker” to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In a Facebook post from 2018, Greene replied to a supporter who asked how they can “hang” former President Barack Obama.

David Hogg, a survivor of the fatal shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shared in an interview on Thursday that he “absolutely remembers” in 2019 when Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene harassed him and accused him of being paid by George Soros.

Some lawmakers have called for her expulsion after the January 6 attempted insurrection on Capitol Hill. Her statements have also resulted in a temporary ban from Twitter.

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