You’re going to want to read this list of Republicans who punish people for using free speech.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been removed from her assignments for the House Education and Budget Committee.
The House decided in a 230-199 vote that Rep. Greene should be removed from her position as a committee member.
What was unexpected though is that 11 Republicans sided with the Democrats in the vote.
JUST IN: The House of Representatives approved a resolution removing GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her assignments to the House Education and Budget committees.
The vote was 230-199, with 11 Republicans joining Democrats to pass the resolution. https://t.co/2SNTyr3gBv
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) February 4, 2021
BREAKING: House votes to remove GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from committee assignments, with 11 Republicans joining Democrats to support the measure https://t.co/QfoBLFsl2R pic.twitter.com/GiKHH4YLKG
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 4, 2021
Here’s a list of the 11 Republicans who decided to kick Greene from her Committee duties for using free speech:
- Fred Upton (Michigan)
- Christ Smith (New Jersey)
- Maria Salazar (Florida)
- Nicole Malliotakis (New York)
- Adam Kinzinger (Illinois)
- Young Kim (California)
- John Katko (New York)
- Chris Jacobs (New York)
- Carlos Gimenez (Florida)
- Brian Fitzpatrick (Pennsylvania)
- Mario Díaz-Balart (Florida)
These are the 11 House Republicans who voted to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees:
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) February 5, 2021
Fox News covered the story and released these details:
House Democrats took the unprecedented step of removing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., from her two committee assignments for espousing violence and conspiracy theories on social media before she was elected to Congress in November.
The 230-199 vote was bipartisan, with 11 Republicans joining with all Democrats to oust Greene from the Committee on Education and Labor and the House Budget Committee. House Republicans appointed Greene to both panels last month after the freshman rep was sworn into Congress.
Democrats said they were forced to take action to uphold the standards of decency in Congress because Republicans refused to penalize Greene for her history of incendiary remarks.
House votes to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees. https://t.co/GuqKGwEspF
— KSAN News (@ksannews) February 5, 2021