Democrats in the US Congress have submitted legislation calling for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to be stripped of her responsibilities in House committees due to some of her social media posts.
Green espouses conspiracy theory, including her conviction that the US school shootings and the 9/11 attacks are a “ploy.”
Greene, a Representative from Georgia, made a proposal last month to start impeaching the new president, Joe Biden, in parliament.
As soon as she was elected to the House of Representatives last November, she was chosen by the leader of the Republican minority in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, as a member of the Education and Labor Committee and the House Budget Committee.
But Democrats believe that, because of her earlier statements, she “deprived herself of the right” to be a member of those committees, especially the Education Committee.
“Limiting the future harm it could cause to Congress, and denying her a seat at the committee table where facts-based policies are formulated is an appropriate punishment and an appropriate limitation of her influence,” said Democratic Congresswoman from Florida Debbie Wusserman Schultz, who leads the group of Democrats.
“If Republicans don’t watch themselves, the House of Representatives has to.”
Two Democratic members also supported the bill; They are Ted Deutsch, a member of the House of Representatives from Florida, and a member of the House of Representatives from Connecticut, Jahanna Hayes.
Republican Minority Leader in the House stripped McCarthy of House Republican Steve King of two parliamentary committees in 2019 due to a newspaper interview in which he asked why the belief that white supremacy was considered an offense.
Despite this, McCarthy did not indicate from near or far that he might repeat what he did in 2019 with Green, but said through a spokesperson that he “plans to talk to her about her social media posts.”
It is not yet clear if the Republican members of the House of Representatives may take action against a female colleague over statements she made as a regular citizen.
Steny Hoyer, the leader of the Democratic majority in the US House of Representatives, sent an ultimatum to McCarthy last Monday, asking him to strip Greene from the two committees within 72 hours, otherwise he will demand that the Democratic members bring the matter up for discussion within the House’s work.
In addition, Jimmy Gomez, a California councilor, is leading 61 of his colleagues to pass legislation that would strip Greene of Congress himself.
It is worth noting that Green is not the only female member of the US Congress who has made fiery controversial statements in the recent period.
In contrast to the Republicans, the left-wing Democratic member of Minnesota, Ilhan Omar, made statements through her account on the social networking site Twitter in 2019, which aroused the displeasure of many as they understood that the American legislator was anti-Semitic.
Democrats at the time voted to condemn anti-Semitism, but the legislation they voted for did not mention Ilhan Omar, whose statements initially sparked the crisis. Elhan also apologized for issuing tacit signals that US lawmakers only support Israel for the sake of this bloc’s funds, and no action has been taken against it.
Who is Marjorie Taylor Greene?
She is a staunch supporter of former US President Donald Trump, and in 2016 she accused Hillary Clinton, the former presidential candidate, of being involved in a network of mutilation and sexual exploitation practices against children.
Greene’s social media accounts “liked” comments calling for the killing of democratic politicians, and she claimed earlier that the shootings that took place in American schools were orchestrated.
In 2018, US Congresswoman Green made unfounded allegations that the wildfire in California at the time was triggered by a laser beam launched from space controlled by a secret group that includes among its members the Rothschild Banking Corporation.
It previously said that blacks are “slaves of the Democratic Party,” and that white males are the most oppressed group in the United States.
A recent video by the Democratic member of the House of Representatives, filmed in 2018 after a shooting incident at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida, appeared, showering David Hogg, an anti-gun freedom activist and a survivor of the shooting at that school, A barrage of questions about the reasons that lead him to demand the confiscation of her firearms.