California Rep. Jimmy Gomez introduced a resolution on Wednesday to expel Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House of Representatives, Politico reports.
Gomez, a Democrat, introduced the measure after multiple reports cited comments Greene made on Facebook and posts that she liked that called for violence against Democrats like former President Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton. She also suggested that the Parkland school shooting was a “false flag” event and that the government was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy condemned the comments and said he would discuss them with the freshman congresswoman, who has been linked to the QAnon conspiracy theory, but stopped short of any sanctions.
Greene is set to join the Education and Budget Committees.
Motion to expel:
“As if it weren’t enough to amplify conspiracy theories that the September 11 attacks were an inside job and the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was staged, a string of recent media reports has now confirmed that Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene had previously supported social media posts calling for political violence against the Speaker of the House, members of Congress, and former President Barack Obama,” Gomez said in a statement.
“Such advocacy for extremism and sedition not only demands her immediate expulsion from Congress, but it also merits strong and clear condemnation from all of her Republican colleagues, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,” he added. “Her very presence in office represents a direct threat against the elected officials and staff who serve our government, and it is with their safety in mind, as well as the security of institutions and public servants across our country, that I call on my House colleagues to support my resolution to immediately remove Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from this legislative body.”
Motion unlikely to pass:
The measure is unlikely to pass given that expelling a member requires a two-thirds majority vote, meaning Democrats would need dozens of Republicans to join them.
Though some Republicans have condemned the comments, few have called for her to be sanctioned.
“Democrats and their spokesmen in the Fake News Media will stop at nothing to defeat conservative Republicans,” Greene said in a statement to Politico.
She previously claimed that “teams of people” who managed her Facebook account were responsible for the posts and comments.