U.S. House of Representatives Upheld Democracy and Voted to Remove Greene from Her Committee Assignments

by Viet Tran

HRC responded to the U.S. House of Representatives upholding the integrity of our democratic institutions by voting 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.

Today, the House of Representatives stood up for democracy and voted to hold Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene accountable for her shocking and undemocratic behavior. While a majority of the House acted urgently to condemn Greene’s disturbing endorsement of political violence and reject her politics of hate and division, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and most House Republicans failed their responsibility to our democracy and our nation. Congresswoman Greene has demonstrated a lack of regard for our democracy and its institutions -- these consequences today should be the beginning of isolating her and showing the American people exactly what she and those who ally themselves with her believe. The Human Rights Campaign thanks Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leadership for working to maintain the integrity of our democratic institutions.

Alphonso David, President of the Human Rights Campaign

Last Friday, HRC called on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to remove Greene from her Congressional committee assignments for endorsing violence against elected officials and public figures, sedition and domestic terrorism.

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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