House Passes Wasserman Schultz Measure to Strip Taylor Greene of Committee Assignment

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Washington, February 4, 2021 | comments
A Member cannot represent and respect this institution, while also calling for violence against those who serve inside it. Today, Members from both sides of the aisle voted to uphold our oath to protect this institution and rebuke anyone who would use lies, conspiracy theories and violent rhetoric to harm or intimidate those who serve in it.
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Washington DC – U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14) was removed from her committee assignments this evening after a bipartisan House vote to approve H.R. 72 which was introduced by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23). Wasserman Schultz’s resolution passed by a 230-199 vote in response to Greene’s history of supporting dangerous conspiracy theories and repeated comments promoting bigotry and violence directed against political rivals, including the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Wasserman Schultz released the following statement after the vote:

“Congresswoman Greene’s past support and recent refusal to apologize or express remorse for her history of advocating violence, intimidation and racism is not just dangerous, but it brings shame on the entire House of Representatives. It is also exactly the kind of conduct that helps fuel domestic terrorism, some of the worst of which we saw on Jan. 6th inside the Capitol. A Member cannot represent and respect this institution, while also calling for violence against those who serve inside it. Today, Members from both sides of the aisle voted to uphold our oath to protect this institution and rebuke anyone who would use lies, conspiracy theories and violent rhetoric to harm or intimidate those who serve in it. I’m especially proud that my three South Florida Republican colleagues cast this difficult vote of conscience to remove Taylor Greene from her House committees. Her promotion of conspiracy theories and intimidating actions were especially painful to the dear families we have come to know and represent who are still recovering from the Parkland mass shooting that took 17 lives. Together, we took an important step toward restoring integrity, security, decorum, and truth in this House.”

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