The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
Washington, D.C., February 5 – The United States House of Representatives voted to strip United States Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican of Georgia, of all of her committee assignments. The vote was almost a straight party line vote of 230 to 199. Only 11 Republicans voted with the Democrats.
Congresswoman Greene gave a conciliatory speech in the House earlier today in which she acknowledged that QAnon’s conspiracy theories, which she had previously endorsed and supported, were incorrect factually. Greene noted that she got involved in politics after President Donald Trump won election to the White House. She said “I am most proud of my marriage and the three children I’ve raised…I want to defend our freedom…I never mentioned QAnon in my campaign or since I was elected to Congress. These were words of the past and they do not represent who I am.”
Greene said her focus as a Member of Congress was fighting for the rights of the unborn, bringing an end to America’s involvement in foreign wars, and bringing an end to deficit spending at the federal level.
Greene said, “If we are to say ‘In God We Trust,’ how can we murder children in the womb?” She further said that members of Congress had condoned riots in public forums but now has singled her out for words she said several years ago.
Greene lost her committee memberships in the House Budget Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee.
The gravamen of the Democrats’ argument against Greene came from House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Democrat of Maryland, who argued that Congresswoman Greene’s advertising during her political campaign that she was the “squad’s worst nightmare,” referring to certain extreme leftist members of the House of Representatives in campaign photographs where Greene held an AR-15 rifle, formed grounds to keep the freshman Member of Congress off of committees. Hoyer failed to mention, however, that voters in Greene’s Congressional District chose to send her to Congress after those political campaign themes played publicly.
By excluding Greene from participation in Congress as a member of House committees, the Democrats have set a dangerous precedent that political speech may form the basis of exclusion of elected Members of Congress, even if the voters have chose to send those Representatives to Congress based upon that very political speech at issue.
Republican Congresswoman Jackie Walorksi of Indiana, who is the Ranking Republican on the House Ethics Committee, called the vote “nothing more than a partisan power grab.”
The eleven (11) Republicans who voted against Congresswoman Greene and also against the House Republican Conference were:
- Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida;
- Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania;
- Carlos Gimenez of Florida;
- Chris Jacobs of New York;
- John Katko of New York;
- Young Kim of California;
- Adam Kinzinger of Illinois;
- Nicole Malliotakis of New York;
- Maria Salazar of Florida;
- Chris Smith of New Jersey; and
- Fred Upton of Michigan.