The US House stripped Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of all her committee assignments on Thursday in a forceful denunciation of her calls for political violence and peddling of far-right conspiracy theories — and 11 Republicans supported the push to punish the controversial Georgia congresswoman.
In a 230-199 vote, the House passed a four-page resolution that kicked Greene off her seats on the Education and Budget committees, citing her “appalling” support for killing Democrats and promotion of deranged conspiracy theories touching on anything from government cabals and pedophiles to school shootings and the 9/11 attacks.
New York Reps. Nicole Malliotakis, Chris Jacobs and John Katko were among the 11 Republicans who voted for the resolution, which was advanced after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) refused to reprimand Greene through an intraparty process.
Before the vote, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) walked over to the Republican side of the chamber’s aisle with a giant printout of a doctored photo Greene posted on Facebook in September of herself aiming an AR-15 assault rifle at the faces of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), llhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.).
“I ask my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, when they take this vote, imagine your faces on this poster,” Hoyer said. “Imagine it’s a Democrat with an AR-15 — imagine what your response would be!”