My1sttoday: Human Rights Campaign calls for Marjorie Taylor Greene’s removal from committees posts as she comes under fire for past comments calling for violence against Democrats.
“The news that Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene openly endorsed executing public officials and harassed a teenage victim of gun violence, is deeply disturbing. Congresswoman Greene has demonstrated her lack of regard for our democracy and its institutions, choosing instead to fan the flames of division and hate – the same elements motivating the domestic terrorists who stormed the Capitol just three weeks ago,” said HRC President Alphonso David.
“There must be consequences for her actions. The Human Rights Campaign calls on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to hold her accountable and remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from all her assigned Congressional committees at the very least,” he added. “The integrity of our democratic institutions should be important to all elected officials regardless of political party. Accordingly, McCarthy should act – and act urgently.”
The rebuke comes as Greene faces an avalanche of criticism over past comments that have been uncovered by internet sleuths and journalists.
Among the social media posts that have come under scrutiny are a 2018 message in which she said that the “stage is being set” in response to a post calling for the assassinations of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Obama.
Greene in January 2019 also allegedly liked a Facebook comment that stated, “a bullet to the head would be quicker,” to remove Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from office.
Democrats have called on Congress to vote to expel Greene, though it is unlikely that a vote to kick her out would gain the needed support of two thirds of the chamber. However, her comments have still alarmed Republicans.