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Politics Marjorie Taylor Greene must be expelled from GOP conference for Holocaust comments, says Adam Kinzinger

14:25  26 may  2021
14:25  26 may  2021 Source:   businessinsider.com

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  • Adam Kinzinger says Greene should be expelled from the GOP conference for her Holocaust comments.
  • "What we can do ... is take a stand and say you don't belong in our conference," Kinzinger said.
  • More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for Greene's expulsion from the House.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene should be expelled from the GOP conference because of her comments comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust, her Republican colleague Adam Kinzinger said.

Rep. Kinzinger said that their party should "take a stand" and "say you don't belong" at the conference.

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"You can't stop somebody from calling themselves a Republican," Kinzinger told a Politico Live event on Tuesday.

Kinzinger has vocally criticized former President Donald Trump for his role in the Capitol riot on January 6, and earlier in May compared the Republican party to a "sinking" Titanic ship following Rep. Liz Cheney's expulsion from House leadership.

"What we can do as a party is take a stand and say you don't belong in our conference," he said.

"That's what I think we should do. I think we should kick her out of the conference, prevent her from coming to conference meetings, benefiting from conference materials."

Greene, a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump, initially drew the comparison between mask mandates and the Holocaust in an interview with far-right network Real America's Voice. It came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi enforced mask-wearing rules inside the Capitol building.

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"You know, we can look back in a time in history where people were told to wear a gold star and they were definitely treated like second-class citizens, so much so that they were put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany," Greene said.

"And this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about."

The comments drew intense criticism from House lawmakers, as well as from the Auschwitz Museum, but Greene refused to apologize for them, claiming she was being bullied by Democratic colleagues.

Kinzinger said that while he hadn't yet spoken to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy about Greene, "we're going to be looking at what we can do" to expel her.

"[McCarthy] obviously has the ability to remove people from leadership or remove people from the conference," Kinzinger said, adding "I hope he does."

The comments came as more than 100,000 people signed a petition calling for Greene's expulsion from the House for her comments.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene has turned herself into one of the most visible Republicans in the country -- stoking an endless stream of controversies that has caused headaches for a defeated party trying to find its footing while she rakes in campaign cash without fear of consequences. © Austin Steele/CNN A campaign sign on display in the back of a truck in Dalton. Her most recent incendiary comments have followed her home to Georgia's 14th Congressional District in the northwest corner of the state and the publicity hasn't been welcome.

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