Oversight Panel Member Says Marjorie Greene Doesn’t Deserve Roles On House Committees


In a recent interview on MSNBC with the news network’s Alex Witt, Rep. Robert Garcia (D-Calif.) — a member of the House Oversight Committee — insisted that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) shouldn’t be on any of the legislative chamber’s committees.

Though complaints raised against Greene previously have focused on antagonistic rhetoric of hers — and apparent social media activity from before her time in Congress that looked favorable towards potential violence against leading Democrats, Garcia focused this time on Greene’s refusal of just basic cooperation. He was talking after Greene sparred with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Jasmine Crockett (D-Texas) in an Oversight Committee hearing.

Garcia insisted that Greene “should be removed from all her committees. She has no business sitting on any committees in Congress. She has no ability to actually get along with colleagues — including her own, by the way.”

Greene recently pushed a failed effort to remove Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) from that leadership role in the chamber, threatening — though unsuccessfully — a new round of procedural paralysis in the House after its members already struggled for weeks on end last year to replace ousted Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who left Congress. And Greene, though ideologically aligned with the far-right, is known as at odds with some of them. She was even booted from the far-right organization of House members known as the House Freedom Caucus.

But despite all of this, she remains highly prominent among Republicans.

Of course, alignment with Trump — a key facet of what Greene has been doing — extends to other Republican legislators as well. Johnson — Greene’s own recent target — faced extensive criticism recently when he trekked to the former president’s ongoing criminal trial in New York City to show his support, mirroring other elected Republicans’ actions. That trial reaches closing arguments next week.