Pelosi: GOP leader's response to Greene 'disturbing'
Reuters, 05 Feb 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she was "profoundly concerned" that Republican leadership refused to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committees given the Congresswoman's embrace of conspiracy theories.
"I remain profoundly concerned about House Republican leadership's acceptance of extreme conspiracy theorists," Pelosi said. "Particularly disturbing is their eagerness to reward a QAnon adherent, a 9/11 truther, a harasser of child survivors of school shootings, to give them valued committee positions...."
The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on Thursday on punishing a congresswoman who supported violence against Democrats, a showdown that forces her fellow Republicans to take a public stand on whether to show party unity and back Marjorie Taylor Greene despite her various incendiary remarks.
The House vote is on a Democratic-backed resolution that would strip Greene, a first-term lawmaker from Georgia who is an ally of former President Donald Trump, of two high-profile committee assignments. The vote in the Democratic-led chamber comes a day after House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy opted not to reprimand Greene.
Greene has voiced support for an array of unfounded conspiracy theories including the "QAnon" one that holds that elite Democrats are part of a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles and cannibals. According to CNN, before being elected Greene voiced support online for executing prominent Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Greene also has embraced Trump's false claim that he won last year's election, claimed that deadly U.S. school shootings were staged events, suggested a space laser was used to deliberately start a California wildfire and questioned whether a plane struck the Pentagon in the 2001 attacks on the United States.
She took office last month.
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