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Politics Marjorie Taylor Greene Says Liz Cheney Should 'Join the Democrat Party'

13:31  22 july  2021
13:31  22 july  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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Rep. Liz Cheney survived to fight another battle but on a raucous and defining day, the appeasement of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene by House Republicans sent their party lurching further down the road to extremism.

The Republican party 's post-Trump identity crisis came into sharp relief this week, its contours and cracks illuminated by colliding controversies around two congresswomen. Republican representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Liz Cheney both faced unusual votes designed to strip away their power after In the end, Cheney was one of 10 Republicans — and the highest-ranking among them — who joined all 222 Democrats in the House of Representatives to vote in favour of impeaching the former president. Less than 24 hours later, the Trump loyalists in the House pushed for an intra- party vote to

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has criticized fellow Republican lawmaker Liz Cheney (R-WY) for speaking out against the House Minority leader's withdrawal of GOP appointees to the January 6 committee.

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) outside of the U.S. Capitol on July 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. © Anna Moneymaker/Getty U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) outside of the U.S. Capitol on July 21, 2021 in Washington, DC.

The Georgia lawmaker was responding to the press conference in which Cheney denounced Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for pulling his picks from the group tasked with investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

McCarthy, who had chosen five appointees, had given an ultimatum to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi not to reject staunch Trump supporters Reps. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Jim Jordan (R-OH).

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Marjorie Taylor Greene , who made racist and conspiracy-ridden comments before she got to Congress but who has Trump’s ear, of her committee positions. (House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has, at this point, signaled that he condemns Greene ’s previous comments, but he will Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has thrown his support behind Cheney and without directly naming Greene made it clear in a statement to The Hill on Monday that he thought her “loony lies and conspiracy theories” were a “cancer for the Republican Party .” But it’s also possible that McConnell

Marjorie Taylor Greene ,” said the statement from her office, replacing the “R” next to his designation with “Q” in a reference to the mass conspiratorial delusion. The full House will vote on Thursday on a resolution to strip Ms Greene of her seats on both the House Education and Labour Committee and House Republicans convened on Wednesday night to determine whether to keep Liz Cheney as House GOP Conference chair following her vote to impeach former president Donald Trump for inciting a riot at the US Capitol on 6 January. She was among 10 House Republicans who voted with Democrats to

Pelosi had approved McCarthy's other picks, Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL) of Illinois, Kelley Armstrong (R-ND) and Troy Nehls (R-TX).

When Pelosi did not change her position on Jordan and Banks, McCarthy pulled his other three GOP appointees saying that the House Speaker "has broken this institution."

It prompted Cheney to tell reporters on the steps of the U.S. Capitol that McCarthy, "has attempted to prevent the American people from understanding what happened, to block this investigation."

But in a tweet on Wednesday, Greene described Cheney's press conference as "disgraceful."

"She should just go ahead and join the Democrat Party. I'm sure Nancy Pelosi would welcome her in with open arms. She practically already has," she added. Newsweek has contacted Cheney's office for comment.

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  Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz Host Protest After 3rd Venue Cancels 'America First' Rally Greene blamed cancel culture for their failure to secure a location. "Millions of Americans have experienced it in the workplace and on social media, and I've experienced it first hand not only in Congress but here in California, where the left uses tactics similar to those employed by tyrannical governments throughout history who want to totally silence their political opponents," she said. Gaetz suggested that they plan to file a lawsuit in response to the cancelations in a statement shared to Twitter. "The Woketopians are this scared of a dose of #AmericaFirst in California.

Marjorie Taylor Greene (R., Ga.) remained within the fold of the House GOP, highlighting Republicans’ efforts at stitching together a still-fractious party . Facing Democrats ’ demands that Mrs. Greene be stripped of her committee assignments, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) condemned her He said that he stressed in a private meeting with Mrs. Greene on Tuesday night that she must now hold herself to a higher standard as an elected official. He also said that she apologized for her comments during Wednesday’s closed-door party meeting. At that same gathering, Ms. Cheney

Marjorie Taylor Greene repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democratic politicians in 2018 and 2019 before being elected to Congress. "These comments are deeply disturbing, and Leader McCarthy plans to have a conversation with the Congresswoman about them," Mark Bednar, a spokesman for Liz Cheney , the No. 3 House Republican, told CNN in a statement, "Rep. Cheney has spoken out in the past about hateful comments from members of both parties and she finds these recent posts repugnant." Greene has a track record of incendiary rhetoric, including past comments

Cheney is the only Republican among the eight named by Pelosi to sit on the committee, which is scheduled to hold its first hearing on July 27.

The Wyoming representative has faced a backlash from her party for her criticism of Trump and vote to impeach the former president following the January 6 attack.

"There must be an investigation that is nonpartisan...serious, that gets to the facts, wherever they may lead," Cheney said on Wednesday as she defended Pelosi's rejection of two of McCarthy's picks.

In referring to Jordan, Cheney said he "may well be a material witness" to the events that led to the insurrection, while Banks had "disqualified himself" by viewing the committee "as a political platform," The Hill reported.

Meanwhile, Jeff Sites, who is campaigning against Jordan in Ohio's fourth congressional district, and had called for Pelosi to veto his place on the committee, welcomed the move by the House Speaker.

"From the beginning, McCarthy, Jim Jordan and company have tried to block an independent investigation into January 6th," he told Newsweek in a statement.

"This committee will be better off without them."

Newsweek has contacted the offices of Jordan and McCarthy for comment.

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Greene gets 12-hour Twitter suspension over COVID-19 misinformation .
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) was suspended from Twitter for 12 hours on Monday after she shared misleading claims about the coronavirus.According to a Twitter spokesperson, Greene was suspended for two tweets she sent out on Monday in which she baselessly claimed COVID-19 is "not dangerous" for people who are not obese or under the age of 65.In another tweet, the first-term congresswoman, who has a history of embracing conspiracy theories, claimed that "defeating obesity" would protect people against coronavirus complications and death.Obese individuals have been found to be at a higher risk of developing COVID-19 complications and being hospitalized.

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