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GOP chief Kevin McCarthy is on the verge of firing Marjorie Taylor Greene from House committee as she refuses to back down on conspiracy theories and accuses him of bowing to Democrats

 House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy is leaning toward stripping Marjorie Taylor Greene of at least one of her committee positions Wednesday after she spent a two-hour meeting with him refusing to back down on her conspiracy claims.

McCarthy gave Greene a blunt offer during their discussion, a person familiar with their talks told Politico: apologize or resign from at least one of her committee roles voluntarily - or Republicans would get rid of her themselves.

The California Republican told Greene she could denounce QAnon and apologize for pushing conspiracy theories and calling for violence against Democrats including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, or she could voluntarily step down from the House Education and Labor Committee.


If she did not or else face removal from her GOP House colleagues, he told her.

But Greene refused to take the deal on offer - then spent Wednesday morning tweeting defiantly that McCarthy was bowing to Democrats who she accused of cheering on 'thugs who riot, burn, loot, attack police, murder, & occupy federal property.'

Following the sit-down, McCarthy called an impromptu late-night meeting with the House GOP Steering Committee, which is the panel that designates committee assignments and is able to remove people from their posts.

The panel was scheduled to meet again on Wednesday to try to reach a decision on what to do about Greene. But on Wednesday Morning, Punchbowl reported that there were no longer plans for the panel to convene with McCarthy. 

Republicans are desperate to avoid a public vote on Greene. Instead, the House minority leader said he would try to broker a deal with House Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to prevent Democrats forcing her off the committees in a floor vote.

McCarthy would offer booting Greene from the Education and Labor Committee in return for her staying on the Budget Committee. 

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (left) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (right) are planning to meet Wednesday to discuss next steps in reprimanding Marjorie Taylor Green. The two are pictured mourning Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died defending the Capitol in the January 6 riot

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (left) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (right) are planning to meet Wednesday to discuss next steps in reprimanding Marjorie Taylor Green. The two are pictured mourning Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died defending the Capitol in the January 6 riot

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
Marjorie Taylor Greene

McCarthy (left) inched closer to stripping Greene (right) of at least one of her committee positions. Following a two-hour face-to-face between the two Tuesday evening, McCarthy called an emergency meeting with the House GOP Steering Committee – the panel that designates committee assignments and can remove people from their posts

McCarthy is preparing to propose a deal to Hoyer to remove Greene from one of her panel assignments – the Education and Labor Committee – rather than Democrats forcing a floor vote on removing her from there and the Budget committee

McCarthy is preparing to propose a deal to Hoyer to remove Greene from one of her panel assignments – the Education and Labor Committee – rather than Democrats forcing a floor vote on removing her from there and the Budget committee

Greene posted a tweet in response to the reports over next steps, claiming whatever McCarthy does it will 'never be enough for the hate America Democrats' (sic)

Greene posted a tweet in response to the reports over next steps, claiming whatever McCarthy does it will 'never be enough for the hate America Democrats' (sic)

But it was unclear if Hoyer will go for the deal with McCarthy, according to sources.  

Greene responded to reports of McCarthy's impending proposal and suggestions Hoyer will not take the deal, claiming Republicans will never be able to do enough to please Democrats.

'No matter what @GOPLeader does it would never be enough for the hate America Democrats,' she tweeted Wednesday morning before arriving at the Capitol for the day. 'As much as he genuinely tries to work with @SpeakerPelosi for the good of this country, she refuses to see the hypocrisy of her own conference.'

Greene attached to her tweet an image of the Politico report indicating Hoyer would not be open to the compromise proposed by McCarthy to strop Greene of just one of her committee positions.

Democrats are only increasing their demands for a drastic punishment for the Georgia Republican – including expelling her from the House, censoring her and removing her from both her committee assignments.

The actions against Greene are coming to a head finally after reports emerged last week of her supporting and pushing QAnon conspiracies more fervently than previously known. This includes subscribing to the thoughts that the Sandy Hook and Parkland shooting were a 'hoax.'

She also supported online calls, before being elected to Congress, for violence and even execution against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats.

During the meeting with McCarthy on Tuesday, the GOP leader explained Greene's controversial past was putting the whole party in a compromising situation as Democrats are threatening a floor vote on reprimanding her.

Some Republicans close to McCarthy floated other options Tuesday night, like re-appointing Greene to another committee. This option is much less likely for Democrats to jump on board with.

Marjorie Taylor Greene

The meeting was required after FGeene came under fire for floating QAnon conspiracy theories about school shootings and 9/11 – she also backed calls for violence against Democratic lawmakers before she was elected to Congress

Those in the room during the emergency meeting Tuesday evening also noted that they don't want to allow the left to dictate how the GOP handles committee assignments. They also fear Democrats would unintentionally make Greene a martyr.

One method Democrats are pursuing to remove Greene is by a resolution in the House Rules Committee, which they will consider on Wednesday. 

Representatives Sara Jacobs of California and Nikema Williams of Georgia, who site on the committee, released a resolution Monday on '[r]emoving a certain Member from certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.'

In the Williams-Jacobs resolution, the lawmakers provide a list of reasons why they feel Greene, who represents Georgia's 14th congressional district, should be removed from her committee assignments.

'Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene's comments and action are dangerous, signal a threat to other members of Congress, and brought shame on the House of Representatives,' the representatives said of the resolution on removal.

Meanwhile, Republicans are also seeking to have far-left Representative Ilhan Omar, a Democratic from Minnesota, removed from her committee assignments for 'anti-Semtism,' Fox News reported.

Senator John Thune, a Republican from South Dakota and a member of GOP leadership, said on Tuesday that the party's identity crisis is a 'big distraction for them right now.'

'Do they want to be the party of limited government and fiscal responsibility, free markets, peace through strength and pro-life or do they want to be the party of conspiracy theories and QAnon,' he said.

Senate Republicans including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Utah Senator Mitt Romney, a former presidential candidate, have issued firm criticism of Greene.

Sara Jacobs of California
Nikema Williams of Georgia

Representatives Sara Jacobs (left) and Nikema Williams (right) are bringing a resolution for the House Rules Committee to consider Wednesday on removing Marjorie Taylor Greene from both her committee assignments 

Greene has also been firmly rebuked by members of her own party including Senators Mitch McConnell and Mitt Romney

Greene has also been firmly rebuked by members of her own party including Senators Mitch McConnell and Mitt Romney


'Loony lies and conspiracy theories are cancer for the Republican Party and our country,' McConnell said in a statement.

Romney said: 'I think our party has to make it very clear that she does not represent us in any way.'

House Republicans, however, are instead pushed for action against progressive 'Squad' member Ilhan Omar.

A proposed GOP-backed amendment obtained by Fox News seeks to remove Omar from House Budget Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee assignments.

Reps. Brian Babin, Jeff Duncan, Jody Hice, Andy Biggs, and Ronny Jackson have reportedly sponsored the resolution 'in light of conduct she has exhibited,' Fox News reported.

The Republicans allege that Omar has made anti-Semitic comments in the past that mark a grounds for dismissal.

Omar, a longtime critic of Israel, received bipartisan criticism in 2019 when she suggested that pro-Israel politicians were being paid by the pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobby.

'It's all about the Benjamins baby,' Omar had previously tweeted, referencing McCarthy's pledge to take 'action' against her for her Israel criticism. 

Republican representative Guy Reschenthaler, from Pennsylvania, sought to remove fellow 'Squad' member Rashida Tlaib from her committee assignments last year for her own alleged 'anti-Semitic' comments.

Greene said Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg was trained 'like a dog,' in a clip that surfaced Tuesday as Democrats are poised to remove her from committee assignments over controversial statements. 

Greene, however, has made far reaching conspiracy theory claims including that school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and Parkland, Florida, could be hoaxes.

The families of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown previously have sued conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for making similar claims.

In a clip that surfaced on Tuesday, Greene said Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg was trained 'like a dog.'

'So he is very trained, he's like a dog, he's completely trained,' Greene said in an 2019 interview with Georgia Gun Owners executive director Patrick Parsons, who's now her chief of staff. 

The video, which remains on Facebook, was first unearthed by NBC News

An unearthed video from 2019 shows Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (left) speaking to Georgia Gun Owners head Patrick Parsons (right), who's now her chief of staff, about her encounter with gun control activist David Hogg. In the new clip she says he's 'trained like a dog'

An unearthed video from 2019 shows Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (left) speaking to Georgia Gun Owners head Patrick Parsons (right), who's now her chief of staff, about her encounter with gun control activist David Hogg. In the new clip she says he's 'trained like a dog'

David Hogg (front) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (back)
Marjorie Taylor Greene

On Wednesday, a video went viral that showed now Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (back left and right) following Parkland survivor and gun control activist David Hogg (left) around Capitol Hill's campus, chiding him for his support of gun control measures 

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In it, Greene is speaking about following Hogg around on Capitol Hill, a clip that went viral last week in the aftermath of CNN breaking a story about how the Georgia Republican had indicated support for executing Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in Facebook posts. 

The original video shows Greene following Hogg on Capitol Hill, at one point calling him a 'coward,' and asking the school shooting victim if he realized his classmates wouldn't been killed if the school's guard had been armed. 

'Good guys with guns hurt bad guys with guns, they'll kill them, and it will reduce the number of deaths,' she noted.  

Describing the encounter to Parsons, Greene said Hogg 'does not talk.' 

'He only talks when he's scripted,' she said. 

Greene said Hogg was being followed around Capitol Hill with a 'gaggle of girls' and also female 'handlers' in their 20s and 30s.  

'Here they are, they are so naive and they are being so brainwashed into fighting to take away something that protects them as women,' she said of Hogg's female companions. 'I was heartbroken, literally heartbroken. I'm so thankful for my Second Amendment rights.' 

'They're fighting to get rid of the right to protect themselves from getting raped,' Greene continued in the 2019 interview. 

'I'm looking at this idiot, David Hogg, leading these girls who are clueless, absolutely clueless, into giving up the greatest thing that protects them,' the future congresswoman added. 

While Greene has expressed beliefs in a number of conspiracy theories, including QAnon, that a plane didn't hit the Pentagon on 9/11 and that California's Camp Fire was caused by space lasers, which she connected to the Rothschilds in an anti-Semitic dog whistle, Pelosi's biggest complaint was that the congresswoman expressed doubt that Parkland and Sandy Hook actually happened. 

Last week, Pelosi went on a tirade because Greene had been placed by Republican leadership on the House's Education committee after saying the massacres had been 'staged.' 

'What could they be thinking? Or is thinking too generous a word for what they might be doing. It's absolutely appalling and I think that the focus has to be on the Republican leadership of this House of Representatives for the disregard they have for the death of those children,' Pelosi said Thursday.  

Pelosi said top Republicans were willing to 'overlook' Greene's comments 'when she has mocked the killing of little children,' pointing specifically to the massacres at Sandy Hook Elementary and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the latter of which Hogg attended. 

Since video of Hogg and Greene's encounter went viral, the now 20-year-old gun control activist has also called for Greene to be stripped of her committee assignments. 

Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz introduced a resolution that would remove Greene from her committees and a vote is expected Wednesday. 

Only a majority, which Democrats have, would need to vote yea. 

That's an easier sell than a separate effort from Rep. Jimmy Gomez to have Greene expelled from Congress. 

As of Tuesday night, Gomez said he had 68 co-sponsors. 

Still, that legislation would need two-thirds of the House for passage.  

5 comments:

  1. I am all for putting BOUNTIES on the empty heads of Pelosi, SWALLWELL and others. Republicans ALSO!

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  2. First Amendment rights for me, but not for thee.

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  3. "It's absolutely appalling and I think that the focus has to be on the Republican leadership of this House of Representatives for the disregard they have for the death of those children,' Pelosi said Thursday."

    I suppose making a mathematical argument with the beauty queen falls on deaf ears BUT most women have most of their children well under the age of 36. What are the odds that 20 women with "children" in a single class room would ALL have had their children AFTER the age of 36?

    Ask Nancy but you need about a dozen zeros to express it. Sandy Hoax was a National Training Exercise; a SECRET exercise. NO children died on the day of the shooting; cadavers may have been brought to the exercise.

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  4. http://wetheonepeople.com/the-dick-act-of-1902-gun-control-is-forbidden/

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  5. They are really scared of Q and Greene. Everything she is saying must be true. Truth is the only thing that gets censored.

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