Despite her removal from committees for her past support of deranged conspiracy theories, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) continues to make waves in Congress—for all the wrong reasons.
In the past days, Greene has repeatedly motioned to adjourn the Democratic-led House of Representatives, forcing a lengthy roll call vote before it can pass crucial legislation like the Equality Act and the American Rescue Plan.
Fed up with these antics, Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) proposed a rule that would only allow representatives with committee assignments to move to adjourn House proceedings.
Greene was asked about Cicilline's motion by Newsweek, replying:
"Do you mean Rep. Mussolini? Not only did Democrats unilaterally strip away my committees, now they want to remove any powers I have to represent my district. The Democrats run the House of Hypocrites with tyrannical control."
It's unclear how moving to adjourn the House from legislating is effectively representing of Georgia's 14th District, but what is clear is the legacy of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
As the leader of Italy's National Fascist Party, Mussolini joined forces with Adolf Hitler in World War II, wreaking havoc on Europe until his defeat by the Allied Forces.
Congressman Cicilline wasn't shy about why Greene's aspersions disturbed him.
I’m an Italian and a Jew. Mussolini was a fascist dictator in league with Adolf Hitler, who murdered six million J… https://t.co/0490gs4snO— David Cicilline (@David Cicilline) 1615422479.0
Cicilline highlighted the offensiveness of Greene's comments, pointing out not only his Italian heritage, but his Jewish faith. He told Greene she could "get lost."
Twitter users applauded Cicilline's retort.
So much ❤️ for my congressman. https://t.co/iNLboi5eRX— Gayle Goldin (@Gayle Goldin) 1615423704.0
Thank You Rep Cicilline. https://t.co/W0eV1wpOqw— Loraine Nelson (@Loraine Nelson) 1615573905.0
I’m a billion percent with you Congressman Cicilline!! https://t.co/DD3Qev9ote— Jeffrey Silverman (@Jeffrey Silverman) 1615559212.0
More of this please. https://t.co/PM3kXa1M6P— Regina Marston for Congress CA 42 (@Regina Marston for Congress CA 42) 1615478565.0
David, we ❤️❤️❤️ you, and we can’t stand the QAnon Insurrectionist. https://t.co/11I8f0kQaw— JeanJ (@JeanJ) 1615436129.0
Some even thought he was being too kind in his response.
I would say something with more PICANTÉ https://t.co/E7GzeXjJ7j— JulietMarie~🗽Intrépide C'est moi (@JulietMarie~🗽Intrépide C'est moi) 1615422656.0
The Representative is exceedingly polite. https://t.co/AEHUF0W7tt— Ed Bott (@Ed Bott) 1615423063.0
He’s too nice. 😊 https://t.co/7usKlo1r1J— NEENZ FALEAFINE (@NEENZ FALEAFINE) 1615435889.0
I want to hear the TV-MA version of what he thinks of MTG. https://t.co/HYDUAHxqwU— rocky ford sings the blues (@rocky ford sings the blues) 1615424143.0
Calls are growing for Greene to be expelled from Congress due to her incessant antics.