Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has shaken the United States Congress not because of any significant legislative action she's put forward, but from the unhinged conspiracy theories for which she's repeatedly expressed support in newly-resurfaced videos from her own social media pages.
Internet sleuths have unearthed posts and Facebook likes by Greene indicating support for the execution of her now-colleagues, and videos in which she claims tragic shootings like the Parkland school shooting and Las Vegas shooting of 2017 were coordinated by Democrats to motivate opposition to the Second Amendment.
More videos surfaced of Greene harassing school shooting victims for their gun law reform activism. Another video shows Greene marching through the Capitol demanding Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN)—the first Muslim women elected to Congress—be sworn in on the bible instead of the Quran, falsely claiming that elected officials can only be sworn in on a Christian bible.
In yet another bizarre encounter, she expressed support for the disturbing delusion that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drinks the blood of children.
On Wednesday, Greene's Facebook page saw a mass deletion of her posts from 2018 and 2019. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) assured that he would have a "conversation" with Greene about the "disturbing" posts.
Democrats in the House are saying that words alone aren't enough, and now one Congressman is moving to expel Greene from the House of Representatives.
I don’t need to explain why @RepMTG is a clear and present danger to Congress and our democracy. She did it herself… https://t.co/c7knxUX8Ga— Rep. Jimmy Gomez (@Rep. Jimmy Gomez)1611795249.0
Congressman Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) announced he would introduce a resolution to immediately remove Greene from Congress, writing:
"Such advocacy for extremism and sedition not only demands her immediate expulsion from Congress, but it also merits strong and clear condemnation from all of her Republican colleagues ...
Her very presence in office represents a direct threat against the elected officials and staff who serve our government, and it is with their safety in mind, as well as the security of institutions and public servants across our country, that I call on my House colleagues to support my resolution to immediately remove Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from this legislative body."
The measure would require a two-thirds vote to pass and formally expel the Congresswoman—a number that's unlikely to happen given the Democrats' narrow majority in the House.
Greene has since retweeted messages condemning the measure, questionably framing herself as a victim of an unhinged Democratic-led House.
She seems to be just about the only one who doesn't support her expulsion.
Thank you @RepJimmyGomez. My daughter was murdered in Parkland. My brother died because of 9/11. We cannot have… https://t.co/nJd42ZL2sb— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg)1611797174.0
Yes! Thank you for doing this!! (from the 90041) https://t.co/vyQApcN7e9— Mark Haskell Smith (@Mark Haskell Smith)1611795527.0
Thank you @RepJimmyGomez !!! https://t.co/ZNnpfw7Txc— cghooper84 (@cghooper84)1611814446.0
Absolutely agree. #ExpelTheSeditionists https://t.co/fbEw5FyQTs— Alan Bennett Ilagan (@Alan Bennett Ilagan)1611796072.0
You’re doing the right thing, @RepJimmyGomez https://t.co/Zsit0qMv92— Megan D (@Megan D)1611806028.0
People are calling out Republican lawmakers for their silence surrounding Greene, especially in its contrast to Republican efforts to oust Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) for her support of Trump's impeachment.
That Marjorie Taylor Greene is getting committee assignments instead of censure tells you everything you need to kn… https://t.co/gIMyFcBnuv— Heath Mayo (@Heath Mayo)1611809067.0
Republican "values" 2021: call to punish Liz Cheney because she voted to impeach a president who incited a violent… https://t.co/ufKAKSE5m7— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1611837060.0
Republicans have attacked Liz Cheney, Mitt Romney and Cindy McCain while fully supporting Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene— Philip Germain (@Philip Germain)1611804541.0
There is an effort among many GOP House members to oust Liz Cheney, who voted for Trump impeachment. But there is… https://t.co/pgibqVE5Rt— Michelangelo Signorile (@Michelangelo Signorile)1611803734.0
Greene's expulsion is unlikely to get the supermajority support it needs in the House, but Gomez's efforts will force Republicans to put their names on the record in support of the Congresswoman and her deranged beliefs.