Rep. David J. Trone (D-Md.) added his name to a growing list of Democratic House lawmakers pushing to expel freshman Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress.
“It’s simple,” Trone tweeted Friday, “@RepMTG is clearly unfit to serve in the People’s House. That’s why I’m joining @RepJimmyGomez’s resolution to expel her from Congress.”
On Friday evening, CNN reported that “at least 50 hours lawmakers have signed onto a resolution to be introduced by Democratic Rep. Jimmy Gomez” that calls for Greene’s expulsion from Congress.”
As of Saturday, Mr. Trone, who represents Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, is the first and only lawmaker from Maryland’s federal delegation publicly calling for Greene’s expulsion from Congress.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, 46, was elected last November to represent Georiga’s 14th Congressional District. Greene is a vocal supporter of the far-right fringe conspiracy movement QAnon, in which adherents contend that an underground “deep-state” cabal of shadowy government operators sought to dislodge then-President Trump from the presidency.
Various news and media outlets recently unearthed videos of Greene falsely claiming the 9/11 terrorist attacks were a hoax. Greene also claimed the Clinton family was responsible for John F. Kennedy Jr.’s 1999 death in a plane crash.
Media Matters for America, a liberal watchdog group, reported last summer on a video in which Greene falsely claimed former President Barack H. Obama is a secret Muslim (Obama is a Christian) and “a devastating wildfire that ravaged California was started by ‘a laser’ beamed from space and controlled by a prominent Jewish banking family with connections to powerful Democrats,” according to reporting from the New York Times.
Greene believes that several school shooting massacres were “false flags” pushed by government conspirators to bolster support for stiffer gun control legislation. Video published to social media this week shows Greene in 2018 on Capitol Hill verbally accosting gun control activist David Hogg, a survivor of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
Media outlets around the country reported this week that Greene in 2019 liked a social media comment that said “a bullet to the head would be quicker” to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom she believes is “guilty of treason” and will “suffer death” or soon “be in prison.” Green reportedly liked additional social media comments about executing FBI agents operating within the “deep-state” whom she believes were undermining then-President Trump.
To expel Greene – or any House member – from Congress, the Constitution requires a two-thirds majority vote. Gomez’s resolution is mostly symbolic and is likely to fail in the House, where Democrats hold a slim majority.
“Such advocacy for extremism and sedition not only demands her immediate expulsion from Congress, but it also merits strong and clear condemnation from all of her Republican colleagues, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,” Gomez said in a statement Wednesday.
Greene tweeted Saturday that she spoke with former President Trump as she faces mounting backlash and criticism from fellow lawmakers.
“I had a GREAT call with my all time (sic) favorite POTUS, President Trump! I’m so grateful for his support and more importantly (sic) the people of this country are absolutely 100% loyal to him because he is 100% loyal to the people and America First,” Greene tweeted.
Ryan Miner is the Editor of A Miner Detail and host of A Miner Detail Podcast. He can be reached at Ryan@AMinerDetail.com.