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05 February 2021 - U.S. House punishes Republican congresswoman for promoting QAnon conspiracy theories

Publié par Marion Coste le 05/02/2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene: How QAnon conspiracist spouting hateful views came to hold sway over Republicans

Andrew Buncombe (The Independent, 05/02/2021)

When Marjorie Taylor Greene rose to speak to fellow members of the House of Representatives, she started with a long list of people she wanted to acknowledge. 

“Thank you madam speaker,” she said. “My Democratic colleagues, Republican colleagues, my district back home in Georgia 14, to the American people, to my mom and dad, and my husband and my children.”

Ms Greene said she had been in the job just a month and a day, and while she had the opportunity get to know some of the Democrats in the chamber, she had not yet spoken to them.

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U.S. House punishes Republican congresswoman over incendiary remarks

David Morgan (Reuters, 05/02/2021)

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of two high-profile committee assignments on Thursday, punishing the Republican congresswoman for incendiary remarks that included support for violence against Democrats.

In a test of unity for a House Republican caucus riven by division, nearly 95 percent of Republicans voted to oppose the punishment after Greene expressed regret for remarks made before she entered office but failed to apologize.

Eleven Republicans joined Democrats in a 230-199 vote to approve the Democratic-backed resolution, which stripped Greene of her seats on the House Budget Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee.

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House votes to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from committee assignments

Clare Foran, Daniella Diaz and Annie Grayer (CNN, 05/02/2021)

The House voted Thursday evening to remove Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments, a decisive step that comes in the wake of recently unearthed incendiary and violent past statements from the congresswoman that have triggered widespread backlash from Democrats and divided congressional Republicans.

The vote tally was 230-199 with 11 Republican House members voting with Democrats to remove Greene from her committee assignments.

House Democrats, who control the chamber, set up the vote after first attempting to pressure Republicans to strip the Georgia Republican of committee assignments on their own. House Republicans did not take that action, however, and House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday released a statement calling the push by Democrats to take away the congresswoman's committee assignments a "partisan power grab."

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What Marjorie Taylor Greene's Repugnant Comments Can Teach Us All 

Kevin Cramer (Newsweek, 04/02/2021)

All true" was her response to the claims the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, was an inside job.

"Exactly" was her reaction to someone saying the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was a "false flag."

"This is what the UN wants all over the world." That was her reaction to a video quoting a Holocaust denier saying, "Zionist supremacists have schemed to promote immigration and miscegenation."

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