The United States House of Representatives voted on Feb. 4 to remove Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments due to her recently surfaced statements promoting conspiracy theories and political violence.
The final vote tally to remove Greene from the House Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee was 230-199 with 11 Republicans voting in favor.
The House said that the resolution to remove Greene was “in light of conduct she has exhibited,” referring to her previous social media posts and activities before she took office this year. The online activities appeared to endorse violence against prominent Democrats and conspiracy theories, including the QAnon conspiracy theory.
Greene attempted to distance herself from the QAnon conspiracy theory ahead of the vote to defend herself, saying that she “stumbled across” the conspiracy at the end of 2017, became “very interested,” and was “upset about things.”
Greene’s online comments also suggested that she claimed that the Sandy Hook and Parkland shootings were “false flag” operations.
Survivors and families of the victims of the Parkland shooting have called for Greene’s resignation when her comments surfaced.
Her posts have since been taken down.
“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 in an attempt to defend herself.
Greene, who supported Trump’s claims of election fraud, blamed “big media companies” for her behavior, saying that they “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.”
The move to remove Greene came after Democrats pressured Republican leaders to remove her themselves but failed to do so.
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