On Thursday, the Democratic-led House of Representatives voted to strip Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from her House Committee assignments on the House Committee on Education and Labor and the House Budget Committee.
The drastic measure was taken after an onslaught of resurfaced social media posts saw Greene expressing support for the execution of her now-colleagues, and for deranged conspiracy theories that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton murders children and drinks their blood, that the devastating California wildfires were started by space lasers, and that school shootings are coordinated by Democrats to weaken public support for the Second Amendment.
Even before her election, Greene's support for the QAnon conspiracy theory—the collective delusion that former President Donald Trump was sent to expose a covert network of satanic cannibal pedophiles secretly controlling the U.S. government—was widely known.
In the days before the vote to strip Greene of her committee assignments, House Democrats urged House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to substantively rebuke her beyond a mere condemnation of the beliefs she expressed.
McCarthy refused to do so, leading Democratic lawmakers and voters alike to call out his fealty to the extremist QAnon wing of the Republican party.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) did so in the days ahead of the vote, calling him "Qevin McCarthy (Q-CA)" and she alluded to that fealty again hours before the vote when responding to an article from The Hill.
If the Q fits. https://t.co/MFkl5E5qbe— Nancy Pelosi (@Nancy Pelosi) 1612449213.0
People applauded the dig at the House Minority Leader.
Shade!!! https://t.co/S7CZdxeMtn— Martina Navratilova (@Martina Navratilova) 1612496858.0
I am here for this new Nancy. https://t.co/a9HThoiCb6— Elizabeth C. McLaughlin, Esq. (@Elizabeth C. McLaughlin, Esq.) 1612450666.0
Masterful. https://t.co/tJjsALizqF— Karine-Marie - JoeBidenIsOurPresident (@Karine-Marie - JoeBidenIsOurPresident) 1612511990.0
Nancy is a badass. https://t.co/TRZueNzH7C— Barbara 😷 (@Barbara 😷) 1612504959.0
House Republicans are wearing it. https://t.co/xNO6Gfj8Kd— Grant Stern (@Grant Stern) 1612468930.0
Amen. Sadly, QOP is entirely appropriate: https://t.co/FzNoFCcTwp— Molly Hegwood 🌊for🇺🇸 (@Molly Hegwood 🌊for🇺🇸) 1612456884.0
But Pelosi wasn't the only one to lob a diss at McCarthy.
It’s almost like Kevin McCarthy doesn’t have a Q how to do his job.— Jesse Lifson (@Jesse Lifson) 1612400658.0
@GOPLeader you really need all the facts Qeven. You have now let the House GOP become the Q party. You will not win… https://t.co/yeEkRIHd2B— Julianne Reutter (@Julianne Reutter) 1612532751.0
Was the Kevin McCarthy GOP caucus meeting yesterday a Q & A session? Or was it a Q & on pep rally?— Larry Barnowsky (@Larry Barnowsky) 1612463828.0
Greene is expected to hold a press conference at 11 AM on Friday.