GEORGIAN lawmaker, Marjorie Taylor Greene Friday defiantly declared she is “freed,” a day after House Democrats and 11 Republicans booted the GOP Rep. from her committee assignments.
“I’ve been freed. I do. I feel free because you know what’s happening on these committees? You see, we have basically a tyrannically controlled government right now,” Greene said.
“They don’t care what Republicans have to say, they don’t care about what our districts and our voters have to say. They only care about pushing their socialist agenda through,” Greene said.
The House approved a resolution Thursday that removes the embattled lawmaker from her assigned committees for espousing conspiracy theories and appearing to endorse political violence.
Greene, a vocal supporter of Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, has been condemned by Democrats and many Republicans for embracing numerous conspiracy theories in videos and social media activity before she took office this year.
In posts and videos from 2018 and 2019 reviewed by CNN, Greene appeared to endorse violence against prominent Democrats, including Pelosi, and suggested that the Sandy Hook and Parkland shootings were staged “false flag” operations. They have since been taken down.
The move to boot her from the House Education and Labor Committee, as well as the House Budget Committee, came after Republican leaders refused to remove her themselves following pressure from Democrats to do so. The vote Thursday forced Republicans to go on the record over Greene’s conduct.
The final vote tally was 230-199 and 11 Republicans voted in support of the resolution.
Greene defended herself in a speech ahead of the Thursday vote and expressed regret over some of her past remarks — which some viewed as doing too little, too late.
Greene is now unlikely to be able to serve on a committee until the next session of Congress in 2023 if she is reelected to office, according to a Senior Democratic Congressional aide.
On Friday, Greene tweeted that she woke up “laughing” at the situation.
“I woke up early this morning literally laughing thinking about what a bunch of morons the Democrats (+11) are for giving some one like me free time,” she tweeted, referencing the 11 Republicans who also voted to remove her.
During her press conference, Greene said that Democrats had “stripped my district of their voice” by removing her from the committees, later saying she is liberated from having to work on the committees.