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Legislators’ debate on removing Representative Greene from committees
The House Rules Committee on Wednesday debated a resolution that would remove Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene from her duties on the committee due to the Republican freshman’s past support for conspiracy theories and violence against Democratic politicians.
“Removing Congresswoman Greene is the right thing to do now, and I regret that we have to do it at the Rules Committee rather than at the leadership level of the party. Nevertheless, we will do it. And let’s be clear: this is not a debate about a difference in politics or even ideology. It’s about what she said. “I want to be very clear at the outset that I find Congressman Greene’s comments deeply offensive. Using vile anti-Semitic slurs, degrading those with special needs, endorsing violence against political leaders, and further victimizing those who have suffered unimaginable trauma is absolutely disgusting, and it does not suit any member of Congress. However, the actions taken today by the majority raise questions that have nothing to do with MP Greene but concern the institution as a whole, which is why I believe that this hearing is premature and should instead be judged by the ethics committee. “Sir. Mr. President, that is not – we cannot hide behind process arguments, which are basically not accurate anyway.” The statements that I have seen publicly have been made before whether Ms. Greene was running for or before being sworn in as a member of Congress on January 3. Most, if not all, statements were made in 2018 and 2019 when Ms. Greene was an ordinary citizen of the United States. timing of the statements does not make them correct, but the timing of the statements puts them outside the competence of the Ethics Committee. “
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