Politics Marjorie Taylor Greene: Fire Fauci, ban vax mandate, passport
GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's latest stunt is trying to stall Biden's COVID relief bill
The Georgia Republican known for her past support of QAnon was supported by members of the House Freedom Caucus , announced that they would force roll call votes on a spate of upcoming suspension bills, effectively postponing the votes on thirteen relatively uncontroversial pieces of legislation. According to CNN, these measures are typically passed by way of voice votes or unanimous consent. However, forcing a roll call vote on the measures would significantly lengthen the legislative process by up to ten hours due to the COVID-19 health restrictions enforced in the House.
In a double-barrelled blast at the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene today offered bills to ban COVID-19 vaccination mandates like those called for in vax “passport” proposals and to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci.
In her “Fire Fauci Act” and “We Will Not Comply Act,” the controversial representative took direct aim at the Biden administration’s support for a vaccination passport and promotion of near daily advice by Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Rebukes Vaccine Passports as 'Biden's Mark of the Beast'
The freshman congresswoman also called on Georgia to be the next U.S. state to ban vaccine passports."They are actually talking about people's ability to buy and sell linked to the vaccine passport," the Georgia Republican tweeted. "They might as well call it Biden's Mark of the Beast.
“Americans deserve better than a self-promoting career bureaucrat like Fauci, who spent the last year getting it wrong almost all of the time,” Greene said.
with Biden’s Chinese-style vaccine “passports”!
RT!— Marjorie Taylor Greene ???????? (@mtgreenee)
The two packages, shared with Secrets, embrace the frustration many in the nation have to further government demands to lay low and fight the spread of the virus especially in areas where the infection rate is declining.
They also come as new polls show that the nation is split on the passport. Rasmussen Reports today found that just 44% of likely voters believe requiring proof of a COVID vaccine shot is a good idea. Some 41% do not.
However, among those with the vaccine, 62% believe the passport is a good idea.
Hawaii officials consider developing digital vaccine passport
Hawaii officials are looking to develop a digital vaccine passport for travelers to and from the state in a bid to combat COVID-19, despite outrage from Republicans.Lt Gov Josh Green said the passport could be in the form of an app that would allow for passengers to present a QR code that would show that they're fully vaccinated.
Coming Up Today:daily presidential job approval % is - down.
44% of Voters Approve ‘Vaccine Passport’
Majority of Unaffiliated & Republican Voters Disapprove— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll)
In the Republican lawmaker's “We Will Not Comply” proposal, Greene would bar federal funding to any business or school that requires a vaccination or a mask.
She said that vaccinations can be discriminatory against those who choose not to receive it, including those who cite religious objections. It would also bar the State Department from requiring a vaccination to receive a diplomatic travel passport.
It would not, however, stop the government from requiring that foreigners coming into the U.S. have a vaccination. “Our bill seeks to provide a vaccination carve out for our citizens, not all persons traveling to the United States,” it said.
Marjorie Taylor Greene pushes to "Fire Fauci," ban "vaccine passports"; visits Trump
"Dr. Fauci with his everchanging flip-flopping advice, needs to be defunded," says QAnon-friendly congresswoman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks during a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol on February 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House voted 230 to 199 on Friday evening to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from committee assignments over her remarks about QAnon and other conspiracy theories.
The “Fire Fauci” legislation would cut the doctor’s pay to zero until a replacement is approved. He currently is the top paid federal worker at $434,312.
The reasoning for his firing, said the package: “Dr. Anthony Fauci has continually failed to provide Americans with accurate information about the COVID-19 pandemic and has shown distrust in the American private sector and American ingenuity.”
It would also require an audit of his office. “This allows us to see what Dr. Fauci knew, when he knew it, what the NIAID spent money on, and what policy the organization recommended surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak,” said a note to potential cosponsors.
Greene was recently stripped of her committee memberships by the House Democratic majority angry with her positions and statements. But the move did not block her from introducing legislation.
Dr. Fauci, great news! T cell immunity after natural infection shown to include variants. Do we still need to wear multiple masks after we’ve recovered or been vaccinated?— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul)
In tackling Fauci, she is giving voice to critics who believe his sometimes conflicting pronouncements go too far.
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The army vet is hoping to unseat the controversial congresswoman in the 14th district.Marcus Flowers, from Bremen, had expressing his intention to go up against Greene in 2022 in recent weeks weeks, and officially declared he is running in a campaign video posted on Monday.
“Time and time again, Anthony Fauci has been wrong about what America should do in response to the China Virus. The consequences of his flawed recommendations have resulted in misery for millions of Americans -- closed schools and churches, shuttered businesses, and destroyed lives,” Greene told Secrets.
She added, “Instead of ‘following the science’ and protecting our most vulnerable, Fauci chose to recommend, and actively promote in the American Fake News, a one size fits all government response that penalized those who aren't at significant risk of the China Virus, but ultimately resulted in more power for government over the American people.”
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Marjorie Taylor Greene is a first-term member of Congress who has been removed from committees. Aside from voting -- and occasionally engaging in pointless time-wasting measures -- she doesn't have many official duties at all. Quite simply: It's impossible for her to have less power within the halls of Congress. © ALEX EDELMAN/AFP/Getty Images US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican of Georgia, answers questions from the media during a press conference on Capitol Hill on February 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. And yet, Greene, a Republican who represents Georgia's 14th district, raised an eye-popping $3.