House Democrats from Florida and Connecticut pressured Republicans to distance themselves from one of the former president’s closest allies.
Democrat Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ted Deutch, and Jahana Hayes jointly introduced a resolution to force the Republican Party to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) from her new roles on the House education and budget committees. Greene was only appointed to the committees one week earlier.
The political stunt came after House Democrats found no constitutional way to stop Greene from openly supporting and continuing President Trump’s policies.
“We cannot stop her from speaking,” Wasserman Schultz said, according to Reuters. “What we can do though, is essentially render her nearly powerless—that is what the intent of this resolution is.”
Greene believes the Democratic Party feels threatened by her because she truly represents voters.
“I am the ‘greatest threat’ to the Democrat mob and the activist media,” she said on Twitter. “They hate me because I represent your America First views. They think Trump is gone, so they attack you and me—he is not gone.”
The Republican refused to back down and encouraged her supporters to resist the Democratic Party.
“We will not back down, and we will never give up!” she said. “We refuse to be canceled!”
She believes House Democrats and mainstream media should focus on removing Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.).
“Eric Swalwell was sleeping with a Chinese spy, and he still sits on the House Intelligence Committee,” Greene said on Twitter. “Where is the outrage from CNN, where are the calls for him to resign? He is fully compromised, yet he sits on a vital committee—it is a threat to our national security.”
She also believes extreme socialists should be kicked out of Congress.
“Democrats and the Fake News Media are MORE outraged by me—someone who has been in office for 28 days—than the radical, left-wing communist (inspired by a sitting U.S. Senator) who tried to assassinate a dozen Republican Congressmen in 2017,” she said on Twitter.
The GOP has less than 72 hours to distance itself from the Greene or face a House Rules Committee hearing on Feb. 3.
“The resolution introduced at today’s pro forma would remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said, according to Reuters. “It is my hope and expectation that Republicans will do the right thing and hold Rep. Greene accountable, and we will not need to consider this resolution, but we are prepared to do so if necessary.”