House Votes To Strip Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committees | 22 Words

The House has voted to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees, just weeks into her first term in office...

The House voted to remove Greene from her committee assignments yesterday.

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With even eleven Republicans voting against her.

The move will diminish Greene's ability to shape legislation and work with other lawmakers.

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But, how exactly has she got here?

Marjorie Taylor Greene is a republican politician currently serving as a U.S. representative for Georgia's 14th congressional district.

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Greene was elected to Congress in November 2020 and then sworn into office in January 2021.

A business woman and politician, Green is also a conspiracy theorist.

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Having previously supported theories such as QAnon.

And it's her beliefs in conspiracy theories, that have played a part in leading her to here...

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Being stripped from committees.

While running for her nomination last year, Greene drew attention as a result of her online activity.

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Post were found tying her to QAnon and other conspiracy theories, as well as comments vilifying Muslims and other groups.

Online posts also included remarks casting doubt on who was responsible for mass shootings and condoning violence against Democratic leaders.

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One surfaced even questioning whether a plane crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

Her post caused so much outrage that protests and a mobile billboard demanding her removal even emerged.

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Though now she has been, it's received mixed opinions online...

As per The Wall Street Journal, Democrats said the move was a necessary response to counter the violent rhetoric and misinformation that helped foment the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

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Particularly as Republican leaders declined to sanction her.

Greene has expressed regret and apologized for her past remarks, something that Republicans brought up when defending her.

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In a speech on the floor of the House, Greene said her controversial remarks had been made before she ran for office last year.

Adding that she regretted the posts she made about QAnon.

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She said, "I was allowed to believe things that weren't true and I would ask questions about them and talk about them and that is absolutely what I regret."

She explained, "If it weren't for the Facebook posts and comments that I liked in 2018, I wouldn't be standing here today and you couldn't point a finger and accuse me of anything wrong, because I've lived a very good life that I'm proud of."

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Later noting, "These were words of the past. These things do not represent me."

Greene has also been criticized since joining Congress for repeating Trump's unsubstantiated claims of election fraud and scoffing at wearing a mask inside the Capitol.

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