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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.
Twitter suspended the account of Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene 'in error' on Sunday for the second time in weeks.
The Congresswoman questioned whether her Twitter account was suspended after she wished her followers happy Easter. But the social media platform explained the suspension as a result of the site’s algorithm.
'We use a combination of technology and human review to enforce the Twitter Rules across the service. In this case, our automated systems took enforcement action on the account referenced in error. This action has been reversed, and access to the account has been reinstated,' Twitter explained in a statement.
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.
Greene's account was suspended for about 12 hours before Twitter had it reinstated.
Greene went onto social media site Gab where she theorized that she had been suspended for her religious views and various right-wing stances, including anti-abortion and opposition to mandating COVID-19 vaccine passports.
'After tweeting, 'He is risen! Happy Easter!' I was suspended this morning for 12 hours!' Greene wrote on Gab. 'Was it my Christian faith? My willingness to Fire Fauci? Message to Big Tech: I'LL NEVER STOP!!!'
Marjorie Taylor Greene offers bills to fire Fauci, ban vaccine passports
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) introduced two bills Thursday that would eliminate Anthony Fauci's salary and ban vaccine passports. Greene's "Fire Fauci Act" would cut the salary for Fauci, the government's leading infectious disease expert, to zero. It is unclear if such a cut could be authorized even if the legislation is passed.According to the conservative firebrand, the cut would be made until a new director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is "confirmed by the Senate." However, the NIAID director's appointment is not subject to Senate confirmation.
It is the second time in a month that Greene has been suspended in error.
Twitter's statement was the same as the one released on March 19th when the company reversed another suspension.
In January she was suspended legitimately by the platform for spreading misinformation about elections.
Greene has openly supported conspiracy theories such as QAnon in the past and has liked comments on social media that encourage violence against Democrats.
Some in the House of Representatives have pushed for her to be expelled from Congress.
In February, she was stripped of her committee assignments in a House floor vote where 11 Republicans joined Democrats to vote her off 230 to 199.
Ryan asks lawmakers to be 'adults' about Capitol fence after attack
The House Chair who oversees the Capitol Police said his committee will be reviewing 'everything' in terms of security after a man drove into a Capitol barricade Friday.During a Zoom press conference, Rep. Tim Ryan said a security review after a man drove into a Capitol barricade and killed a police officer before being shot dead by cops would need to be a 'bipartisan effort'.
Ahead of that vote, Greene had abandoned her QAnon conspiracy theories in a speech to the House of Representatives.
The Georgia Republican said '9/11 absolutely happened,' and that 'school shootings are real,' disclaiming two of the bizarre claims which had made her the focus for opprobrium from Democrats and condemnation from her GOP colleagues.
Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer came out guns blazing with a staunch denunciation of Greene – claiming her disavowing a few beliefs in a floor speech earlier in the day was not enough to excuse her touting them online. And claiming removal from her committees is just the first step in reprimanding her.
'None of us should take any pleasure in what we must do today,' Hoyer said ahead of the vote. 'But to do nothing would be an abdication of our moral responsibility to our colleagues, to the House, to our values, to the truth, and to our country.'
Last month California Democrat Jimmy Gomez introduced a resolution to have her removed from office.
'I take no joy in introducing this resolution, but any member who cites political violence and threatens our lives must be expelled,' Gomez said at the time. 'I believe some of my Republican colleagues, and one in particular, wish harm upon this legislative body.'
Greene also took heat for voting against a resolution that gave Congressional Gold Medals to the U.S. Capitol Police and other law enforcement that protected the Capitol during the January 6 insurrection.
The resolution gave one medal to the Capitol Police, another to D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department and another to the Smithsonian to be displayed with a plaque listing all the law enforcement agencies that were involved.
Instead of voting in the affirmative, Greene signed on as a co-sponsor to a separate resolution, sponsored by Rep. Louie Gohmert, that made no mention of the attack on the Capitol, though listed the three names of the Capitol Police officers who died.
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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.