A Different Sort of Storm Is Coming for Marjorie Taylor Greene

More and more Democrats want to toss the conspiracist out of Congress.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene shouts at journalists.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.

Calls to oust conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) are mounting, with Democratic Reps. Nikema Williams of Georgia and Sara Jacobs of California preparing to file a resolution demanding her resignation. 

The resolution will be introduced Monday to formally censure Greene after she made remarks “supporting the assassination of current and former elected officials,” according to a press release. Jacobs and Williams join California Rep. Jimmy Gomez, who earlier this week said he’d introduce a resolution to expel Greene from Congress “in light of numerous reports revealing her repeated endorsements of sedition, domestic terrorism, and political violence.”

“Marjorie Taylor Greene has been elected to one of the highest offices in our country as a member of the United States Congress, and she must be held accountable,” Williams said Saturday on CNN. “She’s thriving off of the attention, and we have to stop giving her a platform.” 

Greene has pushed extreme conspiracy theories saying the mass shootings in Sandy Hook and Parkland were a hoax, that a plane never crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11, and that Hillary Clinton gruesomely murdered children. She has also pushed the false narrative of a stolen election in November. On the day after the Jan. 6 insurrection she told an interviewer, “it was a hard thing we did yesterday, but I wouldn’t do anything else.”

On Friday, my colleague Mark Follman uncovered a video from before Election Day in which Greene, in an interview with a pro-gun activist, tells viewers that “once it’s gone, freedom doesn’t come back by itself. The only way you get your freedoms back is it’s earned with the price of blood.”

Meanwhile, Cori Bush (D-Missouri) said on Friday that she’d asked to move her office away from Greene’s:

In response, Greene posted parts of a confrontation between the two in which Greene is seen shouting with her mask pulled down to her chin.

“What I cannot do is continue to look over my shoulder wondering if a white supremacist in Congress by the name of Marjory Taylor Greene—or anyone else, because there are others—that they are doing something or conspiring against us,” Bush said

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-California) on Saturday also called for Greene’s expulsion:

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is expected to meet with her Tuesday. Republicans have assigned Greene to the House education committee. 

Greene tweeted Saturday that she had a “great call” with her “all time favorite POTUS, President Trump” and that she “won’t back down” or apologize for what she’s done. 

 

FACT:

Mother Jones was founded as a nonprofit in 1976 because we knew corporations and the wealthy wouldn't fund the type of hard-hitting journalism we set out to do.

Today, reader support makes up about two-thirds of our budget, allows us to dig deep on stories that matter, and lets us keep our reporting free for everyone. If you value what you get from Mother Jones, please join us with a tax-deductible donation today so we can keep on doing the type of journalism 2021 demands.

payment methods

FACT:

Mother Jones was founded as a nonprofit in 1976 because we knew corporations and the wealthy wouldn't fund the type of hard-hitting journalism we set out to do.

Today, reader support makes up about two-thirds of our budget, allows us to dig deep on stories that matter, and lets us keep our reporting free for everyone. If you value what you get from Mother Jones, please join us with a tax-deductible donation today so we can keep on doing the type of journalism 2021 demands.

payment methods

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our free newsletter

Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate