Resolution To Expel Marjorie Taylor Greene Announced In Congress

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Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) is preparing to introduce a resolution calling for the immediate expulsion of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) from Congress. Gomez has tied his resolution, which now has over 70 Democratic co-sponsors, to “numerous reports revealing [Greene’s] repeated endorsements of sedition, domestic terrorism, and political violence.” As summarized by Fox reporter Chad Pergram, Gomez’s resolution is “privileged,” so House members could vote on the resolution “at any time,” but it’s not immediately clear when exactly that the measure will actually come up for a vote.

Expelling a member from the House requires the agreement of at least two-thirds of the chamber. Around the time of his original announcement of his resolution to remove Greene, Gomez added as follows:

‘As if it weren’t enough to amplify conspiracy theories that the September 11 attacks were an inside job and the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was staged, a string of recent media reports has now confirmed that Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene had previously supported social media posts calling for political violence against the Speaker of the House, members of Congress, and former President Barack Obama.’

As Gomez mentioned, Greene has previously expressed support for “political violence.” She repeatedly expressed support for executing prominent Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), alleging that Pelosi committed “treason.” In the time since this past rhetoric resurfaced, Greene attempted to distance herself from past remarks, but the damage was done — a current member of the U.S. Congress has previously expressed hope for the execution of a member of Congress who they now serve alongside.

During her campaign, Greene also shared an ad depicting her holding a gun next to women of color in Congress including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). The caption spoke of the supposed need to go on “offense” against people including those in the pictures. While in Congress, Greene has yet again reiterated her violent rhetoric. At one point, for instance, she insisted that “MAGA reinforcements are on the way,” employing militarized language targeted for her followers.

House Republicans opted against taking substantive action against Greene, but the Democrat-majority House as a whole eventually voted to remove Greene from her committee seats. She is already facing at least two Democratic candidates, Holly McCormack and Marcus Flowers, who hope to take her on in the general election next year.