The Democratic-led House of Representatives voted on Thursday to remove Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from her committee assignments on the House Committee on Education and Labor, as well as the House Budget Committee.
The move came after Greene prompted ire for her prior support of deranged conspiracy theories, especially the QAnon conspiracy theory, which hinges on the delusion that former President Donald Trump was sent to expose a covert network of satanic cannibal pedophiles secretly controlling the United States government. What's more, before her election, Greene appeared to endorse the execution of her now-colleagues.
The vast majority of House Republicans railed against the accountability measure while distancing themselves from Greene's comments, but in the end, House Democrats unanimously voted to remove her from the committees and 11 House Republicans joined them.
Greene held a press conference on Friday, where she claimed that she'd been "freed" by her release from committees because the "tyrannical" Democrats would have silenced her anyway.
After berating journalists who asked her questions, Greene left the stage.
That's when the virulently pro-Trump Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) issued some creepy words of praise for the Congresswoman on Fox News.
Matt Gaetz on Marjorie Taylor Greene's press conference: "That was so good I almost had to smoke a cigarette afterw… https://t.co/ZDkWC1zaiw— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1612542701.0
Gaetz told Outnumbered host Harris Faulkner:
"That was so good I almost had to smoke a cigarette afterwards."
The post-coital implication had Twitter really grossed out.
i want to crawl out of my skin and into a shell and float out into the ocean and never come back https://t.co/QXG4QcL92k— blaire erskine (@blaire erskine)1612544832.0
Aaaand, I just threw up in my mouth. https://t.co/xQuthoc9kv— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool)1612544565.0
EW EW EW EW EW EW EW. I need many, many showers after seeing this. https://t.co/tjZxFHd3iG— Carly Cloud (@Carly Cloud)1612544936.0
I just threw up a little in my mouth. https://t.co/0eCXxlfiPG— Jan Koester (@Jan Koester)1612547300.0
The grossest thing about this is how obviously pre-planned the quip was. Dude practiced his gross sexualization of… https://t.co/1UzOda95c1— Kendall Brown (@Kendall Brown)1612550531.0
What the heck?!? https://t.co/wjGVNiL6Vf— Tanya (@Tanya)1612549731.0
People noticed that even Faulkner seemed taken aback by the sleaziness of the comment.
Tfw your misogyny is so bad you make a Fox News anchor wince https://t.co/IUz7Yn1Ks3— Emily Rossi (@Emily Rossi)1612543288.0
Watch Harris Faulkner's eyes. https://t.co/CuceNZek2U— Josh Dawsey (@Josh Dawsey)1612548054.0
Even Harris was like 'you're classless" https://t.co/51Hai7kOyj— Jay Jurden (@Jay Jurden)1612549829.0
Gaetz recently offered to resign his congressional seat to defend Trump in his impeachment trial—a move that was met with widespread support from his critics.