Calls increase for GOP to censure or expel Marjorie Taylor Greene: She has become a distraction

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Calls for congressional Republicans to censure or even expel freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia are increasing in conservative media circles as Democrats mount an effort to have her removed from the House.

Writing at FrontPage Magazine, Daniel Greenfield argued that because the Democrat majority is preparing to impose a leftist wish list of legislation, the GOP should “expel her” because she has become a “distraction.”

“The Democrats have taken over the White House and Congress. They’re opening the borders, preparing to impose amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens, then they’re planning to permanently rig the Senate by adding Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico as states. And then they’re going to pack the Supreme Court and federalize elections to rig all future races,” Greenfield wrote in a column for the editorial staff published on Monday.

“Conservatives are going to have to fight as hard as they can to stop that agenda. And that means we can’t afford any distractions. 2020 had one hard lesson to teach us. If we’re not laser-focused on fighting what the Left is doing in plain sight, we’re going to lose. The kooks, nuts, bigots, and crazies have to go,” he added.

“The Democrats want a distraction. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is their biggest distraction.”

PJ Media’s Tyler O’Neil, meanwhile, suggested in a Saturday piece that the GOP should “denounce” Greene for “previous statements on social media” which he suggests are problematic for the party as a whole because “Republicans have have hesitated to condemn her.”

“Until Greene unequivocally rejects the insane and dangerous things she has written and promoted on Facebook, she will give conservatives and Republicans a bad name,” O’Neil wrote.

Last week Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) announced plans to introduce a resolution to have Greene expelled from the chamber after claiming she posed a “direct threat’ to him and other lawmakers.

“Her very presence in office represents a direct threat against the elected officials and staff who serve our government, and it is with their safety in mind, as well as the security of institutions and public servants across our country,” he said.

Gomez went on to accuse Greene of supporting the QAnon conspiracy while ripping her for making claims of widespread election fraud in November. He said his decision to recommend she be expelled follows “numerous reports revealing her repeated endorsements of sedition, domestic terrorism, and political violence.”

CNN reported late last month that in January 2019, Greene ‘liked’ a Facebook comment in which a user wrote that “a bullet to the head would be quicker” to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Greene was also called out by fired FBI agent Peter Strzok. “According to this reporting, Congresswoman @mtgreenee’s Facebook account repeatedly liked posts calling for killing FBI agents. She needs to be investigated and removed from office,” he said.

In April 2018 after she condemned the Iran deal, one person commented to Greene, “Now do we get to hang them?? Meaning H & O???” — a likely reference to Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama.

“Stage is being set,” she replied. “Players are being put into place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off.”

Such incidents are why conservatives are increasingly convinced she remains a liability for the GOP moving forward.

“We don’t need antisemitic kooks in this movement. And we don’t need crazies who think the X-Files are real. What we need is to take the fight to the Left by exposing their agenda,” Greenfield wrote. “And we can’t do that when guys in horned helmets and girls in tin foil hats are running amuck.”

Adds O’Neil: “Until Greene disavows QAnon, anti-Semitism, and her Facebook support for political violence, Republicans and conservatives should condemn her and distance themselves from her. Our movement is too important for her to derail it.”

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