Schakowsky Votes To Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committee Posts
WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, issued the following statement following the House of Representatives voting to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from her House Committee assignments:
“Today I voted to strip a violence-promoting QAnon adherent, 9/11 denier, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic Member of Congress from her Committee posts.
“I cast this vote on behalf of my constituents and parents everywhere who are retraumatized by the words and actions of a woman who claimed the Sandy Hook Elementary School and Parkland High School shootings were staged.
“I cast this vote on behalf of my colleagues and staff in Congress who feel unsafe working with this person who called for the execution of several members of the Democratic party. Congress must draw the line when a Member endorses violence against fellow Members and fundraises on it while holding a semi-automatic rifle.
“I cast this vote on behalf of my Jewish brothers and sisters as this woman has claimed the California forest fires were started by a ‘Jewish space laser’, and that ‘Zionist supremacists’ are conspiring to flood Europe with immigrants to replace white populations.
“I cast this vote on behalf of my Muslim friends and constituents as this Member of Congress has said Muslims don’t belong in government.
“The very presence of this woman in Congress, let alone her ability to serve on these influential committees, is a direct threat to not only our government, but our very democracy. Most Republicans refused to act, so we did. At minimum, she deserves to be removed from her committee assignments as we did today, by a vote of 230-199.
“Marjorie Taylor Greene undermines the integrity and safety of the House of Representatives. I continue to support her expulsion from Congress, because I believe she continues to be a threat to our body. Congress showed today the era of impunity for inciting violence is over.”