The House of Representatives voted yesterday to remove Congressional freshman Marjorie Taylor Greene from two committees. Greene is a Republican from Georgia who represents followers of Q-Anon. She was supposed to be on the Education & Labor Committee and the Budget Committee, but yesterday’s 230-199 vote squashed that from happening.
Every Democrat voted to remove her. All but 11 Republicans voted to keep her.
I tried to educate myself a lot on Greene yesterday, mostly because I tried to avoid installing floor molding in the master bathroom.
This video lays it all out in her own words:
Wackadoos need representation too
I actually don’t think believing in weird conspiracy theories should bar you from serving as an elected official. If the voters in the Georga 14th congressional district chose her to represent them, why should anyone interfere with their democratic choice?
The real problem is not Greene’s beliefs in Q-Anon, but her history of flirting with the idea of political violence. She was a moderator on a Facebook group where people openly talked about putting a bullet in Nancy Pelosi’s head. As a moderator, she had the ability to remove those messages. She didn’t do that. Instead, she “liked” them.
I think after the Capitol insurrection, a lot of the Democrat lawmakers have little patience with anyone who condones political violence. For example, Greene posted the following image on Facebook before the election:
In the photo, Greene is dressed like John Wick and is holding a scoped AR-15. On the right are U.S. Representatives Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib. At the bottom, it says, “Squad’s Worst Nightmare.”
Is the above image a death threat? By holding the rifle, I believe it easily could be interpreted as one. Greene could have elected to pose for the photo without the rifle. For whatever reason, she chose not to do that. She still could have dressed up like John Wick.
I think the fact that she is a believer in Q-Anon coupled with her obsession with violent imagery involving elected leaders she deems to be her enemy, makes her unfit to serve in the House of Representatives.
If I were a Republican, I would want nothing to do with Marjorie Taylor Greene
If the Republican party had any sense, it would do everything in its power to get rid of Marjorie Taylor Greene. They should convince her to resign from Congress. Maybe if they promised her a quad-barreled 20mm anti-aircraft gun if she agreed to go back to Georgia to spend more time with her family would do the trick. They won’t know until they try.
Greene is not doing the GOP any favors. If I were ever to be a Republican again, it would be because of the 11 Republican lawmakers who voted against Greene, not the 199 who voted to support her.