Marjorie Taylor Greene faces sweeping censure push over ‘extreme behavior’

July 27, 2023

On Tuesday, July 25, Representative Becca Balint (D-Vermont) introduced a resolution to censure Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia), reports USA Today.

Balint, a freshman lawmaker, accused Greene of racism, homophobia, antisemitism and Islamophobia in the resolution, which levels a slate of allegations against the Georgia lawmaker. It cites dozens of her social media posts and likes, statements and appearances in which she has promoted conspiracy theories, insulted elected officials, and more, reports USA Today.

The sweeping resolution focuses on Greene’s past comments about the COVID-19 pandemic; the attack on January 6, 2021; her fellow members of Congress; and President Joe Biden. It also cites Greene displaying sexually explicit pictures of Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, during a recent hearing.

“This job is about alleviating suffering and supporting our communities, and instead Taylor Greene uses her position as a megaphone for conspiracy theories and hate speech. There must be a counterforce that comes from within Congress. It begins with principled members standing up and saying we have had enough,” Balint said in a statement on Tuesday.

She explained that she introduced the resolution “to make clear that this extreme behavior cannot continue to be normalized by House Republicans.”

Greene responded to the push on Tuesday, tweeting “Geez fundraising must be really bad.”

“Looks like four pages of slander, because I looked at the first few lines and I was like, ‘That’s not even true,’” Greene said, The Hill reported.

USA TODAY has reached out to Greene’s office for additional information.

Censures do not remove representatives from office. Punishments could include removing a member from committees, or an investigation into a lawmaker, among other measures, the Arizona Republic, part of the USA Today Network, reported.

Greene was stripped of her committee assignments in 2021 over a series of menacing social media posts. She was reinstated after Republicans regained control of the lower chamber during the 2022 midterm elections.

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