House Democrats Seek to Strip GOP Rep. Greene From Committees

February 3, 2021 Updated: February 3, 2021

The House of Representatives plans a floor vote for Feb. 4 about whether to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) of her committee assignments because of the freshman congresswoman’s apparent online embrace of “conspiracy theories” and other statements, a top Democrat says.

House Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said in a statement on Feb. 3, “I spoke to [House Republican Leader Kevin] McCarthy this morning, and it is clear there is no alternative to holding a Floor vote on the resolution to remove Rep. Greene from her committee assignments.”

The proposal, sponsored by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), would remove Greene from her assignments on the House Education and Labor and House Budget committees for the remainder of the congressional session.

Hoyer told reporters at the Capitol in Washington that McCarthy (R-Calif.) “made a decision and we’re going to move forward.”

“I don’t know specifically what he’s going to do,” Hoyer said.

Spokespeople in McCarthy’s office and Greene’s office didn’t immediately respond to requests by The Epoch Times for comment.

Greene, on Feb. 3, said Democrats are engaging in a “mob cancel campaign” and said mainstream media outlets are refusing to share her rebuttals.

“They are only set out to destroy Republicans, your jobs, our economy, your children’s education and lives, steal our freedoms, and erase God’s creation,” she wrote.

This week, several Republican leaders took aim at Greene—including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who accused her of trafficking in “loony lies and conspiracy theories,” saying it’s a “cancer” for the Republican Party.

“Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality,” McConnell said. “This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”

But Greene said the “real cancer” is McConnell and the “weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully,” adding, “This is why we are losing our country.”

On Jan. 30, Greene said she has the support of former President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, a number of Republicans in the House, including prominent members such as Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), have supported Greene.

“I had a GREAT call with my all time favorite POTUS, President Trump!” she wrote in a series of Twitter posts. “I’m so grateful for his support and more importantly, the people of this country are absolutely 100% loyal to him because he is 100% loyal to the people and America First.”

The former president’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment.

“I won’t back down. I’ll never apologize. And I’ll always keep fighting for the people. For me, it’s America First!!!” she wrote over the past weekend. “America Last policies are policies for sell outs and losers.”