Yesterday, Home Democrats – joined by 11 misguided Republicans – voted to strip freshman Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments.
The transfer got here after the Home Republican caucus refused to take disciplinary motion in opposition to Rep. Greene for controversial feedback she made earlier than being elected to workplace.
To name this transfer unprecedented can be an absolute understatement. What Democrats did wasn’t merely unprecedented, what they did was open a pandora’s field of partisan warfare.
The one query is, will Home Republicans have the center to make them pay for it?
A fiercely divided Home has tossed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off each her committees, an unprecedented punishment that Democrats mentioned she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories. https://t.co/8MIPh3mInR
— WKBT Information 8 (@news8news) February 5, 2021
Greene’s Views Had been Properly Recognized
To be clear, if I lived in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, I most likely wouldn’t have voted for Greene within the main. Whereas I respect her vocal help for President Trump, she merely got here with an excessive amount of QAnon baggage for my tastes.
That having been mentioned, the Republicans of the 14th Congressional District did choose Greene, after which she received the final election (simply, I’d add – successful virtually 75% of the vote).
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Greene’s views had been no secret and neither had been her historical past of creating outrageous statements. Certainly, these views had been extensively broadcast by the mainstream media.
Right here is how Enterprise Insider coated her win within the Georgia 14th Republican main run-off:
Greene, a building government and a staunch Trump supporter, has come below scrutiny since securing a spot within the runoff not only for her far-right beliefs, however for repeatedly making racist, anti-Semitic, and Islamophobic feedback in social media stay streams and postings, and expressing help for the QAnon conspiracy, which posits that there’s a cabal of Satanic, evil “Deep State” elites intent on bringing Trump down.
She’s going to now virtually actually be the primary particular person to publicly specific perception within the conspiracy to serve in Congress.
The transfer by Home Democrats to strip Greene of her committee assignments isn’t based mostly on something the Congresswoman has carried out or mentioned since taking workplace.
Democrats Are Drunk On Energy
Certainly, on the Home ground Greene apologized for most of the outlandish issues she had mentioned prior to now.
The punishment wielded by Home Democrats was based mostly fully on issues she mentioned – issues that had been well-known to the voters who elected her – earlier than her election to Congress.
Marjorie Taylor Greene NUKES Haters Who Eliminated Her From Committee Assignments https://t.co/IHEIqs0zta
— 🏳️🌈Drabdavilab🇻🇪🇺🇸🏳️🌈 (@drabdavilab) February 5, 2021
The position of Congress is to not function a examine on voters. It’s not empowered to substitute their judgment for the voters of Georgia’s 14th Congressional district – or every other district.
It doesn’t exist to expel or reprimand members duly elected by the voters of a Congressional district simply because that member holds views others – rightfully or wrongfully so – discover repugnant.
Alas, Home Democrats are so drunk on energy (which is hilarious given their razor skinny margins) that they’re keen to ignore a whole lot of years of precedent and proceed to open Pandora’s field anyhow.
Now The Kicker: They Should Pay
Republicans MUST make them pay.
If Rep. Greene may be stripped of her committee assignments for issues she mentioned earlier than she was elected, then Republicans should pledge to make use of the identical customary when, and if, they regain the bulk in 2022.
Republicans ought to make it clear that they are going to transfer to take away present Home Monetary Providers Chair and long-time conspiracy theorist Maxine Waters (D-CA) for encouraging violence in opposition to members of the Trump administration and selling debunked conspiracy theories like that the CIA was secretly distributing crack cocaine in LA and different city areas.
JUST IN: Home fails to take away Maxine Waters for encouraging violence and spreading racist conspiracy theories. https://t.co/LehNmkqxoo
— Chris Barron 🇺🇸 (@ChrisRBarron) February 5, 2021
Republicans must also transfer to strip Rep. Eric Swallwell (D-CA) of his committee assignments for selling the Russia hoax conspiracy concept and jeopardizing the American intelligence group by way of his ties to a Chinese language communist spy.
Republicans must also transfer to strip Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of her committee assignments for an extended historical past of anti-Semitic remarks and pushing conspiracy theories that Jewish cash was used to purchase votes in Congress.
Certainly, a gaggle of Home Republicans are already making this push.
These three can be begin, however by all means they don’t must be the top.
Rashid Tlaib (D-MI), AOC (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) are all responsible of the very same conduct they declare Greene dedicated.
— Chris Barron 🇺🇸 (@ChrisRBarron) February 4, 2021
There will likely be these within the institution that may urge that Republicans not have interaction in a tit-for-tat with Democrats.
These persons are completely incorrect.
Democrats have confirmed time and again that they are going to use no matter ways they will to impress their political will in Washington, DC and throughout the nation.
The one means we will stop additional offenses is to make them pay.
As Democrats are so wont to say as of late, no unity with out accountability.