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Republican Senator Rob Portman calls on GOP to 'stand up' to QAnon-following Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene as members calls for her to resign over her school shootings are 'hoax' comments

 Rob Portman, a Republican senator, demanded his colleagues issue a 'strong response' to revelations of GOP Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene calling school shootings a 'hoax' before she was elected to Congress.

'I think Republican leaders ought to stand up and say it is totally unacceptable what she has said,' the Ohio senator told CNN's Dana Bash on 'State of the Union' on Sunday morning.

'I saw a couple videos over the weekend and one had to do with violence as I see it. There is no place for violence in our political dialogue,' Portman continued. 'By the way there is no place for violence in our country. I mean, this is something we got to get away from. So yeah. I think people ought to speak out clearly.'


Greene is a highly controversial figure in the Republican Party, as she has been open about her beliefs in QAnon conspiracy theories in the past.

In the last week, her past social media posts have come up, revealing she pushed these theories more fervently than previously reported – including believing the Parkland and Sandy Hook school shootings were a 'hoax' among other outlandish, unproven claims.

Portman says he believes the party is looking at stripping the Georgia representative of her assignment to the House Education and Labor Committee, where she currently serves as a member.

'I assume that is something they're looking at and I wouldn't be surprised if that happen,' the Republican senator told CNN. 'And you know, I think that is the way to send a message.'

Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio said Sunday that his colleagues should 'stand up' and condemn QAnon-following Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene – including removing her from the House Education and Labor Committee

Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio said Sunday that his colleagues should 'stand up' and condemn QAnon-following Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene – including removing her from the House Education and Labor Committee

Recent revelations show Greene was a more outspoken support of QAnon conspiracies than previously reported – including her voicing agreement that the Parkland and Sandy Hook school shootings were a 'hoax'

Recent revelations show Greene was a more outspoken support of QAnon conspiracies than previously reported – including her voicing agreement that the Parkland and Sandy Hook school shootings were a 'hoax'

He continued: 'The voters who elected her in her district in Georgia, you know, ought to be respected. On the other hand when that kind of behavior occurs there has to be a strong response.'

While many are speaking out against Greene, others are defending her right to voice her beliefs, no matter how 'out there' they may appear.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, said earlier on Sunday that he doesn't think Congress should call for Greene to resign just because she 'believes something a little bit different.'

'The people of her district elected her and that should mean a lot,' Hutchinson told ABC's 'This Week' host Martha Raddatz, adding that Greene's constituents would decide if she should serve another term or not.

'She's going to run for reelection and she'll be accountable for what she said and her actions,' he continued.

Greene, who represents rural Georgia's 14th congressional district, believes in several QAnon conspiracy theories.

'Given her history is she fit to serve?' Raddatz pushed Hutchinson.

'I'm not going to answer that question as to whether she's fit to serve because she believes in something that everybody else does not accept,' the Arkansas governor dodged. 

'I don't think we ought to punish people from a disciplinary standpoint – a Party standpoint – because they believe something a little bit different.' 

Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said the Party shouldn't punish Greene. 'I don't think we ought to punish people from a disciplinary standpoint – a Party standpoint – because they believe something a little bit different,' he said on Sunday

Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said the Party shouldn't punish Greene. 'I don't think we ought to punish people from a disciplinary standpoint – a Party standpoint – because they believe something a little bit different,' he said on Sunday

Greene has faced a slew of backlash this week after past social media posts revealed her deep beliefs in some QAnon conspiracies. While Hutchinson defended her, he also said 'I would not vote for her'

Greene has faced a slew of backlash this week after past social media posts revealed her deep beliefs in some QAnon conspiracies. While Hutchinson defended her, he also said 'I would not vote for her'

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Raddatz also asked Hutchinson if Greene's conspiracies related to school shootings being staged should motivate Republicans to remove her from the House Education and Labor Committee.

'I would not vote for her,' Hutchinson said, claiming when there are 'extreme elements' of a party that you have to 'reject.' 

Greene has faced a slew of backlash in the past week and fired back at conservative anti-Trump PAC The Lincoln Project, accusing the group of being the 'real traitors' and 'Biden's little tool' after they turned against House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. 

The embattled Georgia Republican, who is facing mounting calls to resign, launched yet another Twitter tirade on Saturday to defend the McCarthy after the group tweeted the hashtag: '#TraitorMcCarthy.' 

'The Lincoln Project are the REAL traitors! You aren't Republicans. You are nothing but a bunch of America last losers,' Greene replied.   

'You wallow in the same pit with the bloodthirsty media and the socialist democrats. [McCarthy] is fighting for America First. The LP is Biden's little tool.'   

Greene stood up for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Saturday after anti-Trump conservative PAC The Lincoln Project called him a 'traitor'

Greene stood up for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Saturday after anti-Trump conservative PAC The Lincoln Project called him a 'traitor' 

The Lincoln Project, which was formed in 2019 by a group of former and current Republicans, and staunchly opposes Donald Trump, has accused McCarthy of destroying the GOP. 

McCarthy is also facing pressure from fellow lawmakers to take action against Greene, who has come under fire over her controversial posts and for openly supporting the QAnon conspiracy theory.  

Lawmakers have called for Greene to be removed after separate footage surfaced of her harassing a Parkland mass shooting survivor and she showed support on Facebook for executing top Democrats.

Earlier this week Democratic Rep. Cori Bush announced she was moving her office to get away from 'white supremacist' Greene after she 'berated' her in the Capitol.

Greene has refused to quit saying it was Bush who 'berated' her and that Democrats hate her only because she's 'a threat to their goal of Socialism', while she claims to have brought in $1.6 million in campaign donations.  

Greene has repeatedly pushed unfounded conspiracy theories including that late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was replaced by a body double, the 2017 Las Vegas massacre that left 58 dead was organized by Democrats and that there is no evidence a hijacked plane hit the Pentagon on 9/11. 

The Lincoln Project, which was formed in 2019 by a group of former and current Republicans, and staunchly opposes Donald Trump, has accused McCarthy of destroying the GOP

The Lincoln Project, which was formed in 2019 by a group of former and current Republicans, and staunchly opposes Donald Trump, has accused McCarthy of destroying the GOP

Earlier on Saturday Greene announced on Twitter that she had spoken to Donald Trump. They are pictured together above on January 4

Earlier on Saturday Greene announced on Twitter that she had spoken to Donald Trump. They are pictured together above on January 4

Greene spoke about the call with her 'all time favorite POTUS' in a Twitter rant on Saturday

Greene spoke about the call with her 'all time favorite POTUS' in a Twitter rant on Saturday

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While some Republicans have condemned Greene's postings, they were hardly a surprise.  

Greene has expressed support for QAnon conspiracy theories, which focus on the debunked belief that top Democrats are involved in child sex trafficking, Satan worship and cannibalism.


Facebook videos surfaced last year showing she'd expressed racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim views. 

Top Republicans denounced her at the time, hoping to block her from capturing the GOP nomination for her reliably red congressional district in northwest Georgia.

McCarthy called the posts 'deeply disturbing' and said he had 'plans to have a conversation' with Greene about them.' The House GOP leader  flew to Florida on Thursday to meet with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort

McCarthy called the posts 'deeply disturbing' and said he had 'plans to have a conversation' with Greene about them.' The House GOP leader  flew to Florida on Thursday to meet with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort

The opposition faded, however, when Greene won the primary and was essentially guaranteed a seat in Congress. By the time she was sworn into office, Greene had ridden with President Donald Trump on Air Force One during his final days in office.

Still, there's greater pressure on political leaders to address extremism after a pro-Trump mob staged a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. 

California Democratic Rep. Jimmy Gomez announced Wednesday night that he was readying a resolution to expel Greene from Congress because of her past social media activity.

In a statement to Axios, a spokesman for House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy called the posts 'deeply disturbing' and said McCarthy 'plans to have a conversation with the Congresswoman about them.'

It's unclear when that conversation may happen. McCarthy flew to Florida on Thursday to meet with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

3 comments:

  1. Prove her wrong! Don't kill the message.

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  2. As long as the enemy of liberty, the Bankenstein media,
    is allowed to spew propaganda on a daily basis, it wont matter
    what anybody says.

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  3. Believing something different does not mean anyone should resign from anything. It's a free country, right?

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