Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is furious the Republican leadership of the House has assigned freshman QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to the
Among other things, Greene has claimed that the killing of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax.
Greene has had herself recorded as she chased and berated 17-year-old survivor of the Parkland shooting, David Hogg, and then celebrated her behavior by posting it on social media.
She’s also publicly endorsed violence against elected officials.
From the Washington Post:
Top Democrats in Congress on Thursday blasted congressional Republicans for assigning to the House education committee Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) — who has identified with the QAnon cult and called deadly school shootings “false-flag” operations.
On Wednesday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) condemned the Republican leadership for giving her the committee assignment.
“What I am concerned about is the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives who is willing to overlook, ignore those statements,” she said. “Assigning her to the education committee when she has mocked the killing of little children at Sandy Hook Elementary school. When she has mocked the killing of teenagers in high school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
“What could they be thinking — or is thinking too generous a word about what they might be doing. It’s absolutely appalling.”
Read the full report at the Washington Post.
In related news, Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) has announced that he will introduce a resolution to expel Greene after recent news reports revealed that Greene had previously called for violence against Democrats on social media.
A two-thirds majority is required to expel a member from the House, meaning Gomez’s resolution is almost certain to fail in a chamber where Democrats hold a razor-thin majority.
Reporter: “What do you mean when you say ‘the enemy is within?'”
Speaker Pelosi: “It means we have members of Congress who want to bring guns on the floor and have threatened violence on other members of Congress.” pic.twitter.com/N0NunhOgu4
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) January 28, 2021
“Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy must explain how someone with this background represents the Republican party on education issues. He is sending a clear message to students, parents, and educators about the views of the Republican party.”https://t.co/5HuzljwZfW
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) January 28, 2021
We stand with Parkland survivors against vile harassment and lies from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. @davidhogg111, thank you for being an upstander against violence and demanding Congress take action to prevent school shootings. @mtgreenee @RepMTG #EndGunViolence https://t.co/UUaXZngc6X
— Sandy Hook Promise (@sandyhook) January 27, 2021
“Her very presence in office represents a direct threat against the elected officials and staff who serve our government,” @RepJimmyGomez said in a statement calling for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene @mtgreenee‘s ouster from Congress.https://t.co/diPSiNVKgc via @matthewchoi2018
— Jeremy Siegel (@jersiegel) January 28, 2021