Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene removed from House committee assignments
'Any source of information that is a mix of truth and a mix of lies is dangerous,' Greene said in a speech defending herself to the House on Thursday
WASHINGTON (KLKN)- On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted and approved a resolution to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) of her committee assignments after her history of championing conspiracy theories.
The final vote was 230-199, with 11 Republicans voting in support of the resolution: Reps. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, John Katko of New York, Nicole Malliotakis of New York, Fred Upton of Michigan, Carlos Gimenez of Florida, Chris Jacobs of New York, Young Kim of California, Maria Salazar of Florida, Chris Smith of New Jersey and Mario Diaz Balart of Florida.
CNN reviewed a number of posts and videos from 2018 and 2019 where Greene “appeared to endorse violence against prominent Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and suggested that the Sandy Hook and Parkland shootings were staged ‘false flag’ operations.”
Greene did not deny making these comments, instead claiming that other people had access to her accounts in this Tweet:
Fake News CNN is writing yet another hit piece on me focused on my time before running for political office.
I will never back down to the enemy of the American people and neither should you. pic.twitter.com/K3JuvqrDGS
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 26, 2021
Greene is also a vocal supporter of Trump’s claims of election fraud, resulting in condemnation from Democrats and many Republicans.
Also found in posts and videos reviewed by CNN, Greene looked to be endorsing violence against a number of Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Before the vote, Greene gave a speech to defend herself, expressing regret over some of her past comments.
“These were words of the past and these things do not represent me, they do not represent my district and they do not represent my values,” Greene said about her past posts on social media.
Today, I rose in objection to the unprecedented attempt by the Democrat majority to remove me from my committee seats.
I’ve never been more proud to represent the people of NW Georgia.
(Part One) pic.twitter.com/vC63T03zhU
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) February 4, 2021
“Any source of information that is a mix of truth and a mix of lies is dangerous–no matter what it is saying, what party it is helping, anything or any country it’s about, it’s dangerous,” Greene said in a speech defending herself on the House floor on Thursday.
Greene talked about God and forgiveness in her speech, along with clarifying that she believes “911 absolutely happened” and “school shootings are absolutely real and every child that is lost, those families mourn it.”
She also blamed “cancel culture” for the way she’s portrayed in the media, saying “big media companies can take teeny, tiny pieces of words that I said, that you have said, any of us, and can portray us into someone that we’re not.”
According to a source on the House floor when Greene gave her speech, she received a standing ovation from almost half of the conference.