The House voted Thursday evening to remove GOP Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene from the Education and Budget committees after controversial statements she has given in the past have triggered backlash.
Greene who was elected in November, representing a district in the southern state of Georgia, had claimed before her election that school shootings including the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School as well as the Las Vegas music festival shooting in 2017 and the 9/11 attacks were staged.
She is also a well known believer in the disproven and discredited QAnon far-right conspiracy theory alleging that “a secret group of Satan-worshipping, cannibalistic pedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotting against former U.S. president Donald Trump.”
Recently, she tweeted saying how she and her “all time favorite POTUS Trump” had a phone call and claimed she had his support.
I had a GREAT call with my all time favorite POTUS, President Trump!
I’m so grateful for his support and more importantly the people of this country are absolutely 100% loyal to him because he is 100% loyal to the people and America First.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 30, 2021
“You can never beat him because We The People have his back. The blood thirsty media and the socialists hate America Democrats are attacking me now just like they always attack President Trump. I won’t back down. I’ll never apologize. And I’ll always keep fighting for the people. For me, it’s America First!!! Any elected politician that isn’t putting America First doesn’t deserve their position or the people’s trust,” she wrote in a series of Tweets.
“I will never back down and will stand up against the never ending blood thirsty mob who has addicted their followers to hate, in order to everything I can to protect our freedoms,” she added.
“I’m so thankful to say the people have my back and I will always have theirs.”
Controversial Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene says she will soon meet with former President Donald Trump as Democrats try to drum up support to remove her from Congress.
Greene has supported social media posts calling for “political violence against the Speaker of the House, members of Congress, and former President Barack Obama,” California Congressman Jimmy Gomez stated.
She defended herself on the House floor saying the conspiracy theories she once supported and fought for were just part of her past and she no longer stood for any of it.
Recently, a video of Greene harassing David Hogg in 2018, then a 17-year-old survivor of the Parkland school shooting, emerged. “Why are you using kids as a barrier?” she kept asking him as he tried to ignore her while he was walking on Capitol Hill. You can see the video below.