Divided House kicks Greene off committees; Cheney speaks on vote

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is facing growing criticism.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is facing growing criticism.
Published: Feb. 4, 2021 at 11:25 PM CST
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A fiercely divided House has tossed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off both her committees. It was an unprecedented punishment for the chamber and it reflected Democrats’ outrage at the hateful and violent conspiracy theories she has helped spread. Nearly all Republicans voted against the Democratic move, but none of them defended her lengthy history of outrageous social media posts. That illustrated the ticklish political spot Greene put her party in, forcing them to declare whether they should punish or condone a lawmaker who is a close ally of former President Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, in a press release, Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) issued the following statement after House Democrats voted to abuse their power in the committee organization process: 

“Republicans are not the party of QAnon conspiracy theorists, white supremacists, Holocaust deniers, or Neo-Nazis. These views are evil.

“Representative Greene has espoused opinions that have no place in our public discourse. It is our responsibility as Republicans to address these issues inside our own conference. 

“Speaker Pelosi and the Democrat majority have no business determining which Republicans sit on committees. This vote today sets a dangerous precedent for this institution that Democrats may regret when Republicans regain the majority.”

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