Democrats in the House, in an unprecedented and highly contentious move, have just voted, by a razor thin margin along partisan lines, to strip GOP Representative Majorie Taylor Greene of all committee assignments over her alleged support for “conspiracy theories” and threats of violence against Democrats.
As the Wall Street Journal reports, earlier in the day Greene gave a speech on the floor of the House distancing herself from her many of her prior comments saying she regretted making them:
In a speech on the House floor Thursday, Mrs. Greene said she regretted posts she made about QAnon, the far right-wing, loosely organized network and community of believers who embrace a range of unsubstantiated beliefs. Mrs. Greene said she realized in 2018 that she was receiving misinformation and stopped believing it.
“I was allowed to believe things that weren’t true and I would ask questions about them and talk about them and that is absolutely what I regret,” she said Thursday, wearing a “Free Speech” mask. “If it weren’t for the Facebook posts and comments that I liked in 2018, I wouldn’t be standing here today and you couldn’t point a finger and accuse me of anything wrong, because I’ve lived a very good life that I’m proud of.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) opted Wednesday not to remove Mrs. Greene from her committees over her incendiary past comments, but urged her to publicly denounce them. Democrats said they would hold a vote to kick her off unless Republicans acted first.