House aims to oust freshman GOP Congresswoman
Keegan Godwin (TheLorian)
When it comes to controversy, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) is no stranger. Despite only being in office since Jan. 3, she has made many new enemies on the hill, from both parties. Green has caused extreme controversy and has drawn criticism from both parties over her fraudulent election claims and baseless conspiracy theories.
In 2019, CNN reports that Green liked a comment on Facebook that said ‘a bullet to the head would be quicker’ when referencing the removal of Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Continuing on Facebook, Green liked other comments that talked about executing FBI agents who, she thought, were working for the ‘deep state.’
In response to the Capital riots on Jan. 6, Green tweeted “I fully condemn ALL violence. The Antifa/BLM terrorist funded on ActBlue rests with Democratic accomplices like @CoriBush @Ilhan @KamalaHarris @AOC @timkaine & many more… Those who stoke insurrection & spread conspiracies have blood on their hands. They must be expelled.”
Those Democratic members of Congress that Green mentioned included Representative Cori Bush (D-MO), Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Vice President Kamala Harris, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA).
Green faced calls of resignation from survivors of the Parkland shooting in 2018 after she called the attack a ‘false flag.’ CNN also found, in a now deleted post, Green calling Parkland survivor David Hogg ‘#littlehitler’ and claimed he was a paid actor. Hogg has since become an activist for gun control and other political stances.
Green, prior to her 2019 campaign, created a White House Petition to impeach and remove Speaker Pelosi for ‘crimes of treason’ accusing her of being a ‘traitor to the United States.’
She also believes that a plane never hit the Pentagon on Sept 11, 2001. Media Matters reports that Green, in an interview discussing 9/11, said “the so-called plane that crashed into the Pentagon. It’s odd there’s never any evidence shown for a plane in the Pentagon.”
When Green was sworn into office on Jan. 3, she wore a mask that was black with the words ‘TRUMP WON’ depicted on the front. These baseless accusations were overruled when Congress certified the victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Jan. 6, hours after a pro-Trump mob infiltrated the Capital building.
Green holds two very important committee seats in Congress: a seat on the Budget Committee and another on the Education and Labor Committee. Democrats have put pressure on Republican leaders to remove her from power before action is needed. Assuming nothing is done, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) has sponsored a House resolution for the House Rules Committee that would strip Green of her seats. House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is set to meet with Green later this week to discuss her conduct. No vote has been scheduled on the Wasserman Schultz Resolution, as Democrats hope that McCarthy will act.
Democrats have been quick to make Green the face of the Republican Party. The Hill reported that Green claimed to have spoken with former President Donald Trump and has made plans to meet with him sometime soon at his residence in Florida. The Trump team has yet to comment if that is true or not. In a statement to One American News Network, Green claims that Trump supports her 100% in her actions.
Aside from outcry from the Democratic Party, Green has faced criticism from even some of the strongest Republican Party members, such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). McConnell stated that the ‘looney lies and conspiracy theories’ were amounting to a ‘cancer’ within the Republican Party. He stated that Green’s comments “has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”
While a majority of the Republican Party remains silent on Green’s childish antics, the party has turned its attention to Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) for her decision to vote to impeach former President Trump over his involvement in the Capital insurrection on Jan. 6. CNN reported that the former President’s team has been working with Republican allies to remove Cheney from power and ensure she does not run for reelection.
It is difficult to tell how the Republican Party will handle the Green situation, but if leaders fail to act and remove her from her position, there is no doubt that Democratic leaders will move swiftly in the House to remove Green from her seats.