Democrats controlling the US House of Representative have given their GOP colleagues 72 hours to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments or they will bring the issue to the House floor.
House minority leader Kevin McCarthy received the ultimatum from House majority leader Steny Hoyer Monday.
“Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene must be held accountable for her reprehensible statements, and I am discussing with members the best course of action to do so,” Hoyer said through a spokesperson.
‘Greene’s poisonous nature’
A Trump loyalist, Greene is also notorious for promoting conspiracy theories that that the deadliest mass shootings in the United States were staged.
“We’re focused on making sure that we can render powerless the poisonous nature of this member,” Wasserman Schultz told reporters Monday, just before introducing her measure. “The House has to be able to take actions to police its own membership.”
Greene has been awarded seats on the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Budget Committee.
Using their majority, Democrats are reportedly pursuing a formal censure and expulsion from the House.
“If we are waiting for Kevin McCarthy to have a moral compass ... that's never going to happen,” Rep. Jahana Hayes who represents the site of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Connecticut, told reporters Monday
‘Embarrassment to GOP’
Some voices from inside the GOP were, meanwhile, joining the Democrats in calls for expelling Greene from the committees.
"She's sort of loud and embarrassing and not effective," said the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain . “I do think she should be removed from any and all appointments she had, especially education."
.@MeghanMcCain calls Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene “loud and embarrassing and not effective”: “Greene is giving the media and giving the public exactly the wrong thing at the wrong moment.”— The View (@TheView) February 1, 2021
“I do think she should be removed from any and all appointments she had.” pic.twitter.com/yfZ28jpjzO
Meghan McCain further distanced herself from Greene, suggesting that she does not belong to the party.
“I’m not like Marjorie Taylor Greene. I'm a Republican," McCain told the daytime panel on Monday. "I don't believe in birtherism. I don't believe in the Confederate flag ... but as long as it's Marjorie Taylor Greene [that remains in the news,] people like me don't matter anymore."