Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is one of House Democrats’ least favorite congressmembers. While Greene has faced backlash from both sides of the aisle in a sense, Democrats have moved swiftly against the representative.
Last month, House Democrats voted to remove Greene’s committee assignments; this vote happened after questionable remarks resurfaced from the House Republican’s past. Prior to the loss of her committee tasks, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy pulled Greene aside for a talk about her past remarks.
Yesterday, Democrat House Rep. Jimmy Gomez submitted a resolution for Greene to suffer expulsion from Congress altogether. Gomez stated that Greene’s alleged backing of sedition, political violence, and domestic terrorism warranted congressional expulsion.
However, in an interesting turn of events, Gomez’s resolution was quickly shut down by Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, confirms Washington Examiner.
The House Speaker on a Resolution for Rep. Greene’s Expulsion
During remarks with the press on Friday, Pelosi clearly dismissed the resolution that would oust Greene from Congress. According to the Speaker of the House, members of the chamber are “unhappy” about certain things that have taken place; Pelosi then declared that while free expression is permitted, House Democrat leadership isn’t on board with Gomez’s resolution.
ICYMI: @RepJimmyGomez introduces privileged resolution to expel @RepMTG from Congress. https://t.co/qnsSzhMAzw
"That is not a leadership position." Speaker Pelosi said later when asked about it at her weekly news conference. pic.twitter.com/PMaYhMIDzI
— Emmanuel Touhey (@EmmanuelTouhey) March 19, 2021
Over 70 Democrats in the House of Representatives signed the resolution to expel Greene from Congress; however, this is not nearly enough, seeing as two-thirds of the House would have to vote in favor of removing Greene from her position as a representative.
Yesterday, before the resolution hit the floor, Greene spoke out against it. According to the Georgia Republican, GOP women in the House are the greatest threat to their Democrat counterparts; Greene furthermore went on to claim that Gomez’s resolution is a declaration of war against congressional Republican women.
The Future of Rep. Marjorie Greene in Congress
Despite Gomez’s push to have Greene removed from Congress, it doesn’t look like she’ll be leaving anytime soon. Gomez has pushed mightily for Republicans in the House to get on board with his resolution; however, it is more than apparent that this isn’t going to happen.
I believe some of my @HouseGOP colleagues — and one in particular — wish harm upon this legislative body.
I won’t watch @RepMTG threaten our democracy and do nothing.
— Rep. Jimmy Gomez (@RepJimmyGomez) March 19, 2021
Some Americans have begun comparing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. While Greene is a Republican and Ocasio-Cortez is a Democrat, both women are incredibly outspoken and strongly opposed by the other political party.
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