And so far Greene has remained publicly defiant: “I will never back down. I will never give up, “she said in a statement on Friday. Greene has started cleaning up some of her old social media posts, however.
The controversy surrounding Greene, who advocated racist views, delved into QAnon conspiracy theories, and questioned the veracity of some of the deadliest and most tragic school shootings, has emerged in recent days as offensive videos and comments ahead of her time at the Congress crystallized continued to emerge.
The timing of Greene’s comments – which also appear to be taking place before her 2020 campaign begins – has made efforts to sanction them difficult.
The Republican Jewish Coalition and the Conference of Presidents of the major American Jewish organizations issued statements on Friday condemning Greene’s rhetoric. RJC also said it was “working closely with the Republican leadership of the House to plan next steps on this matter.”
“We resisted her as a candidate and are still against her now,” said RJC.
Republican leaders ran to convict Greene that summer after POLITICO discovered a ton of racist Facebook videos she was making. But after that, most of them did little to stop them from winning their GOP elementary school, and she got into the conference. And Greene has her share of high profile allies on the right, including Donald Trump.
The Democrats’ calls to action, meanwhile, are growing louder, citing Greene’s record of inflammatory rhetoric, particularly her false claims that multiple school shootings were jokes.
A pair of House Democrats tabled a no-confidence decision against Greene on Friday afternoon, advocating social media posts Violence against Democrats including spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi. The resolution of MPs Nikema Williams (D-Ga.) And Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.) Would also call for Greene’s resignation.
“Congressman Greene’s comments and actions are dangerous, unpatriotic, and a clear threat to any member of Congress,” Williams wrote in a statement, noting that it is “the same rhetoric that provokes lawlessness” that has led to storming Capitol led January 6th.
The decision of no confidence is among several punitive measures taken by House Democrats in recent days, including a resolution by Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., Attempting to evict Greene from the House.
Gomez will try to force a vote on this resolution, possibly as early as next week. While expulsion is highly unlikely, as it requires two-thirds of the support in the House of Representatives, it would still force every single Republican to report on Greene.
Another move by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) Would remove Greene from her committee duties – including the education committee, a position Democrats say given her conspiratorial claims that shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary were staged in 2012.
Tensions were already high as Democrats and Republicans grappled with how to proceed after the January 6 attacks, in which some of their own colleagues – including Greene – were accused of helping the rioters.
And in yet another sign of how controversial Greene has become, freshman Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) Tweeted Friday that Greene and her staff “cursed” her in a hallway and that she is planning to open her office Relocated by Republicans in Georgia. for the safety of my team. “
Democrats say Greene’s behavior and rhetoric call for quick action.
“Rep. Taylor Greene’s appalling behavior, both prior to her election and during her tenure, has caused additional trauma to survivors of violence, fueled domestic terrorism, put the lives of her colleagues at risk and shamed the House of Representatives, ”Wasserman Schultz wrote in a letter to her colleagues in which the Measure was distributed.