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Resolution To Expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene From Congress Drafted By House Democrat

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Calls for the expulsion of GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress have reached boiling point following new reports that she had called for violence against Democrats on social media. Now, a resolution to boot the QAnon lawmaker from the House has been drafted by Democratic Rep. Jimmy Gomez.

CNN this week unveiled a series of Greene’s past social media posts from as recently as 2019 that called for executing Democrats and federal law enforcement officers. In one comment, she said that “a bullet to the head would be quicker” to get rid of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“Such advocacy for extremism and sedition not only demands her immediate expulsion from Congress, but it also merits strong and clear condemnation from all of her Republican colleagues, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,” Gomez said in a statement on Wednesday evening.

He continued: “Her very presence in office represents a direct threat against the elected officials and staff who serve our government, and it is with their safety in mind, as well as the security of institutions and public servants across our country, that I call on my House colleagues to support my resolution to immediately remove Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from this legislative body.”

In response to CNN’s reporting earlier this week, Greene tweeted out a lengthy diatribe Tuesday where she claimed that she’d had “teams of people” managing her social media accounts and that some posts “did not represent my views.” She then went on to berate CNN as “Fake News.”

Calls for Greene’s removal from the House started after a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 in a siege that resulted in the deaths of at least six people.

Greene, who is an ardent Trump supporter, went on to join the majority of the Republican caucus in voting to challenge the election results, even though election officials and courts across the country have refuted claims of widespread irregularities and fraud.

A two-thirds majority is required to expel a member from the House, meaning Gomez’s resolution is almost certain to fail in a chamber where Democrats hold a razor-thin majority.

Still, the measure is one of the starkest rebukes yet against the congresswoman, who has antagonized her peers by flouting coronavirus guidelines and has garnered national attention for engaging in the QAnon conspiracy theory. She has also denied the Parkland school shooting, and was filmed spreading racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic comments.