McCarthy on the verge of firing Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees after meeting with her


Kevin McCarthy is leaning toward stripping Marjorie Taylor Greene of at least one of her committee positions following a two-hour meeting Tuesday that didn’t go as the House Republican leader was hoping.

McCarthy gave Greene options during their discussion, a person familiar with their chat told Politico. The California Republican said she could denounce QAnon and apologize for pushing conspiracy theories and violence on her Democratic peers, or she could forgo that direction and take it upon herself to step down from the House Education and Labor Committee or else face removal from her GOP House colleagues.

Following the sit-down, McCarthy called an impromptu late-night meeting with the House GOP Steering Committee, which is the panel that designates committee assignments and is able to remove people from their posts.

The panel was scheduled to meet again on Wednesday to try and reach a decision on what to do about Greene. But reports on Wednesday indicate there are no longer plans for the panel to convene with McCarthy. 

It was ultimately decided during that meeting Tuesday, however, that forcing a House vote on removing Greene would be detrimental for Republicans.

Instead, the House minority leader said he would try to broker a deal with House Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is close to stripping Marjorie Taylor Greene of at least one of her committee positions following a meeting with the QAnon-believing representative Tuesday night that evidently did not go as he was hoping

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is close to stripping Marjorie Taylor Greene of at least one of her committee positions following a meeting with the QAnon-believing representative Tuesday night that evidently did not go as he was hoping

McCarthy called an emergency meeting Tuesday night with the House GOP Steering Committee – the panel that designates committee assignments and can remove people from their posts – after the face-to-face with Greene (pictured)

McCarthy called an emergency meeting Tuesday night with the House GOP Steering Committee – the panel that designates committee assignments and can remove people from their posts – after the face-to-face with Greene (pictured)

McCarthy is preparing to propose a deal to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to remove Greene from one of her panel assignments – the Education and Labor Committee – rather than Democrats forcing a floor vote on removing her from there and the Budget committee

McCarthy is preparing to propose a deal to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to remove Greene from one of her panel assignments – the Education and Labor Committee – rather than Democrats forcing a floor vote on removing her from there and the Budget committee

It’s unclear if Hoyer will go for the deal where McCarthy, according to sources, is expected to offer removing Greene from the Education and Labor Committee instead of Democrats holding a floor vote on removing her from that and the House Budget Committee.

‘Let’s hope that Leader McCarthy will respect the dignity of the House of Representatives and do the right thing, about his own caucus’s actions,’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday when asked about the meeting.

Democrats, however, are only increasing their demands for a drastic punishment for the Georgia Republican – including expelling her from the House, censoring her and removing her from her committee assignments.

The actions against Greene are coming to a head finally after reports emerged last week of her supporting and pushing QAnon conspiracies more fervently than previously known. This includes subscribing to the thoughts that the Sandy Hook and Parkland shooting were a ‘hoax.’

She also supported online calls, before being elected to Congress, for violence and even execution against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats.

During the meeting with McCarthy on Tuesday, the GOP leader explained Greene’s controversial past was putting the whole party in a compromising situation as Democrats are threatening a floor vote on reprimanding her.

Some Republicans close to McCarthy floated other options Tuesday night, like re-appointing Greene to another committee. This option is much less likely for Democrats to jump on board with.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

Marjorie Taylor Greene

McCarthy (left) met with Greene (right) for nearly two hours Tuesday after she came under fire for floating QAnon conspiracy theories about school shootings and 9/11 – she also backed calls for violence against Democratic lawmakers before she was elected to Congress

Those in the room during the emergency meeting Tuesday evening also noted that they don’t want to allow the left to dictate how the GOP handles committee assignments. They also fear Democrats would unintentionally make Greene a martyr.

One method Democrats are pursuing to remove Greene is by a resolution in the House Rules Committee, which they will consider on Wednesday. 

Representatives Sara Jacobs of California and Nikema Williams of Georgia, who site on the committee, released a resolution Monday on ‘[r]emoving a certain Member from certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.’

In the Williams-Jacobs resolution, the lawmakers provide a list of reasons why they feel Greene, who represents Georgia’s 14th congressional district, should be removed from her committee assignments.

‘Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s comments and action are dangerous, signal a threat to other members of Congress, and brought shame on the House of Representatives,’ the representatives said of the resolution on removal.

Meanwhile, Republicans are also seeking to have far-left Representative Ilhan Omar, a Democratic from Minnesota, removed from her committee assignments for ‘anti-Semtism,’ Fox News reported.

Senator John Thune, a Republican from South Dakota and a member of GOP leadership, said on Tuesday that the party’s identity crisis is a ‘big distraction for them right now.’

‘Do they want to be the party of limited government and fiscal responsibility, free markets, peace through strength and pro-life or do they want to be the party of conspiracy theories and QAnon,’ he said.

Senate Republicans including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Utah Senator Mitt Romney, a former presidential candidate, have issued firm criticism of Greene.

Sara Jacobs of California

Nikema Williams of Georgia

Representatives Sara Jacobs (left) and Nikema Williams (right) are bringing a resolution for the House Rules Committee to consider Wednesday on removing Marjorie Taylor Greene from both her committee assignments 

Greene has also been firmly rebuked by members of her own party including Senators Mitch McConnell and Mitt Romney

Greene has also been firmly rebuked by members of her own party including Senators Mitch McConnell and Mitt Romney

‘Loony lies and conspiracy theories are cancer for the Republican Party and our country,’ McConnell said in a statement.

Romney said: ‘I think our party has to make it very clear that she does not represent us in any way.’

House Republicans, however, are instead pushed for action against progressive ‘Squad’ member Ilhan Omar.

A proposed GOP-backed amendment obtained by Fox News seeks to remove Omar from House Budget Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee assignments.

Reps. Brian Babin, Jeff Duncan, Jody Hice, Andy Biggs, and Ronny Jackson have reportedly sponsored the resolution ‘in light of conduct she has exhibited,’ Fox News reported.

The Republicans allege that Omar has made anti-Semitic comments in the past that mark a grounds for dismissal.

Omar, a longtime critic of Israel, received bipartisan criticism in 2019 when she suggested that pro-Israel politicians were being paid by the pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobby.

‘It’s all about the Benjamins baby,’ Omar had previously tweeted, referencing McCarthy’s pledge to take ‘action’ against her for her Israel criticism. 

Republican representative Guy Reschenthaler, from Pennsylvania, sought to remove fellow ‘Squad’ member Rashida Tlaib from her committee assignments last year for her own alleged ‘anti-Semitic’ comments.

Greene said Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg was trained ‘like a dog,’ in a clip that surfaced Tuesday as Democrats are poised to remove her from committee assignments over controversial statements. 

Greene, however, has made far reaching conspiracy theory claims including that school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and Parkland, Florida, could be hoaxes.

The families of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown previously have sued conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for making similar claims.

In a clip that surfaced on Tuesday, Greene said Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg was trained ‘like a dog.’

‘So he is very trained, he’s like a dog, he’s completely trained,’ Greene said in an 2019 interview with Georgia Gun Owners executive director Patrick Parsons, who’s now her chief of staff. 

The video, which remains on Facebook, was first unearthed by NBC News. 

An unearthed video from 2019 shows Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (left) speaking to Georgia Gun Owners head Patrick Parsons (right), who's now her chief of staff, about her encounter with gun control activist David Hogg. In the new clip she says he's 'trained like a dog'

An unearthed video from 2019 shows Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (left) speaking to Georgia Gun Owners head Patrick Parsons (right), who’s now her chief of staff, about her encounter with gun control activist David Hogg. In the new clip she says he’s ‘trained like a dog’

David Hogg (front) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (back)

Marjorie Taylor Greene

On Wednesday, a video went viral that showed now Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (back left and right) following Parkland survivor and gun control activist David Hogg (left) around Capitol Hill’s campus, chiding him for his support of gun control measures 

In it, Greene is speaking about following Hogg around on Capitol Hill, a clip that went viral last week in the aftermath of CNN breaking a story about how the Georgia Republican had indicated support for executing Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in Facebook posts. 

TAYLOR GREENE’S BIZARRE CLAIMS

  • The California Camp Fire which killed at least 85 was caused by a space laser linked to the Rothschilds and the state’s high-speed rail. PG&E admitted it was caused by a faulty power line and went into bankruptcy to fund a $13.5bn settlement and pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
  • Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin cut off a child’s face while she was alive, Clinton wore it as a mask so the terrified child would produce ‘adrenachrome’ and then organized the killing of a cop who knew about it.
  • The Las Vegas massacre was organized by Democrats to help them ban guns and shooter Stephen Paddock was not a lone wolf.
  • There’s no evidence of a plane hitting the Pentagon on 9/11.
  • The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre which cost the lives of 17 students was a ‘false flag planned shooting.’
  • I am told that Nancy Pelosi tells Hillary Clinton several times a month that ‘we need another school shooting’ in order to persuade the public to want strict gun control.’
  • Seth Rich leaked Hillary Clinton’s emails and was murdered in revenge by her aide John Podesta because the emails revealed that a D.C. pizza restaurant had a child-smuggling operation in its basement. It does not even have a basement.
  • The world is run by a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles and the Q in QAnon exists and is the ‘best chance to take them out.’
  • Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett are Muslims. 
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg was replaced by a body double. 
  • She wasn’t the person who posted a call to assassinate Nancy Pelosi to her own Facebook page. 

 

The original video shows Greene following Hogg on Capitol Hill, at one point calling him a ‘coward,’ and asking the school shooting victim if he realized his classmates wouldn’t been killed if the school’s guard had been armed. 

‘Good guys with guns hurt bad guys with guns, they’ll kill them, and it will reduce the number of deaths,’ she noted.  

Describing the encounter to Parsons, Greene said Hogg ‘does not talk.’ 

‘He only talks when he’s scripted,’ she said. 

Greene said Hogg was being followed around Capitol Hill with a ‘gaggle of girls’ and also female ‘handlers’ in their 20s and 30s.  

‘Here they are, they are so naive and they are being so brainwashed into fighting to take away something that protects them as women,’ she said of Hogg’s female companions. ‘I was heartbroken, literally heartbroken. I’m so thankful for my Second Amendment rights.’ 

‘They’re fighting to get rid of the right to protect themselves from getting raped,’ Greene continued in the 2019 interview. 

‘I’m looking at this idiot, David Hogg, leading these girls who are clueless, absolutely clueless, into giving up the greatest thing that protects them,’ the future congresswoman added. 

While Greene has expressed beliefs in a number of conspiracy theories, including QAnon, that a plane didn’t hit the Pentagon on 9/11 and that California’s Camp Fire was caused by space lasers, which she connected to the Rothschilds in an anti-Semitic dog whistle, Pelosi’s biggest complaint was that the congresswoman expressed doubt that Parkland and Sandy Hook actually happened. 

Last week, Pelosi went on a tirade because Greene had been placed by Republican leadership on the House’s Education committee after saying the massacres had been ‘staged.’ 

‘What could they be thinking? Or is thinking too generous a word for what they might be doing. It’s absolutely appalling and I think that the focus has to be on the Republican leadership of this House of Representatives for the disregard they have for the death of those children,’ Pelosi said Thursday.  

Pelosi said top Republicans were willing to ‘overlook’ Greene’s comments ‘when she has mocked the killing of little children,’ pointing specifically to the massacres at Sandy Hook Elementary and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the latter of which Hogg attended. 

Since video of Hogg and Greene’s encounter went viral, the now 20-year-old gun control activist has also called for Greene to be stripped of her committee assignments. 

Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz introduced a resolution that would remove Greene from her committees and a vote is expected Wednesday. 

Only a majority, which Democrats have, would need to vote yea. 

That’s an easier sell than a separate effort from Rep. Jimmy Gomez to have Greene expelled from Congress. 

As of Tuesday night, Gomez said he had 68 co-sponsors. 

Still, that legislation would need two-thirds of the House for passage.  



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