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Resolution to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from committee assignments heads to full House vote

ATLANTA — The House Rules Committee voted Wednesday evening to advance a resolution that would strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from all of her committee assignments.

Greene represents Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.

The North Georgia congresswoman has been facing backlash over the last couple of weeks after Facebook posts and past comments have come to light showing support of conspiracy theories surrounding school shootings and the 9/11 attacks.

Republicans spent the day Wednesday trying to figure out whether Greene should be removed from those assignments.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy released a statement saying the effort to take Greene off her committees will “distract” Congress.

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“In the end, this resolution continues to distract Congress, especially given the limited time that Speaker Pelosi and the Democrat leadership want the House to debate and work, on what it needs to focus on: getting Americans back to work, getting kids back to school, and providing vaccines to all Americans who need it,” McCarthy said.

Democrats came out Wednesday and said if Republicans can’t deal with removing Greene from her committees, they’ll take care of it themselves.

“Let’s be clear, this isn’t a debate about philosophy or ideology. It is about what she said. And quite frankly it just doesn’t diminish her office but this entire institution,” said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Massachusetts.

The resolution was approved by a voice vote, with no Republicans asking for a recorded vote to get on the record.

The resolution is expected to be voted on by the full House on Thursday.