ATLANTA — Two Congresswomen will introduce a resolution to censure Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and called for her resignation Friday.
Rep. Nikema Williams and Rep. Sara Jacobs said they will introduce legislation next week to formally censure Greene over her remarks supporting the assassination of current and former elected officials.
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Censuring a member of Congress means to issue a public disapproval of that member, but does not strip them of their position or title. The resolution by Williams and Jacobs asks that Greene present herself to the House for censure and then resign so she can be replaced.
“Congresswoman Greene’s comments and actions are dangerous, unpatriotic, and a clear threat to every Member of Congress. It would be irresponsible for us to allow her to use the ‘People’s House’ as a platform to peddle discredited conspiracy theories that only fan the flames of hatred and violence,” Williams and Jacobs said in a statement.
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“This is the same rhetoric that provoked the lawlessness we saw during the January 6th Domestic Terrorist attack. We must do everything we can to prevent similar events from occurring ever again.
Congresswoman Greene should resign immediately to allow someone to fill her seat who believes in upholding the Constitution and the mission of this legislative body to serve all people, not harm them,” the statement said.
Greene released a statement late Friday afternoon:
“Every attack. Every lie. Every smear strengthens my base of support at home and across the country because people know the truth and are fed up with lies,” part of the statement read.
The resolution cites Greene’s comments on a Facebook post referencing violence against lawmakers. In one post made in April 2018, Taylor Greene responded to a post about hanging former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by writing, “Stage is being set. Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off.”
The resolution also references Greene’s calls to execute House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Greene uploaded videos stating that Pelosi was “a traitor to our country, she’s guilty of treason” and should “suffer death or she’ll be in prison,” according to the resolution.
The resolution details numerous other social media posts in which Greene appears to incite and support violence against Democratic lawmakers. It also accuses Greene of continuing to cast doubt upon the results of the 2020 presidential election by espousing conspiracy theories which “has the potential to lead to tragic consequences, causing irreparable damage toward the people’s faith in our democratic process.”
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