After weeks of contention, the House of Representatives voted on Thursday on whether or not to remove freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her two committees. Greene came under fire after videos and comments from her past surfaced. The Democrats were quick to condemn her past comments, despite the fact that they had occurred years ago and well before she was elected to serve her district in Georgia.
Greene Addresses Congress
In an emotional plea, Greene addressed her fellow representatives in the House. Her address was a sincere apology while also pointing out that she made a mistake in saying that school shootings were not real. Despite the authenticity of her comments, Greene was still raked over the coals by the Democrats. What was most surprising is that 11 Republicans also criticized her, going so far as to vote in favor of removing her from her committee assignments.
Because the Democrats have the majority in the House, the motion passed, and Greene was stripped of her committee posts.
So, who were the 11 Republican dissenters how threw their own colleague under the bus? The list includes Young Kim of California, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Chris Smit of New Jersey, Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, Maria Salazar of Florida, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Fred Upton of Michigan, Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, Nicole Malliotakis of New York, Carlos Gimenez of Florida, and Chris Jacobs of New York.
Moving forward, it will be interesting to see whether these Republicans fall in line with the party or if they continue to go against the will of their constituents who voted them into office.