Dems plan vote on ousting Marjorie Taylor Greene from panels

Senate Republican Leader Blasts Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's “Loony Lies and Conspiracy Theories”

"On the other hand, you have comments from Ilhan Omar, Nancy Pelosi. a whole plethora of folks who, while they're sitting here, have made offensive or risky statements as well", Biggs said, without elaborating."We're really trying to say, look, if it's good for the goose, it's good for the gander, but maybe what should happen is we let Republicans take care of our own, and you Democrats take care of your own", he continued, "and when someone is elected - and by the way, most of these statements were known when [Greene] was running, and she won overwhelmingly".

A conviction of Trump in the Senate trial is unlikely since 17 Republicans in the chamber would need to vote along with all 50 Democrats to reach the two-thirds majority needed.

McCarthy met for 90 minutes late Tuesday with Greene, R-Ga., and aides said little about the outcome. I condemned them in the past. Without mentioning Cheney or Greene, he added, "I urge congressional Republicans to make the right choice".

After McCarthy's hours-long meeting with the congresswoman last night, members are growing nervous that McCarthy's lack of action could embolden fringe members in the conference, damage the party's reputation and ultimately serve as a long-term distraction that will endanger their ability to win back the House in 2022.

But Mr McCarthy accused Democrats of a double standard and of failing to hold their own lawmakers to account. He has to decide whether to stand by Greene, whom Trump has praised as a "rising star" in the party, or punish her in response to demands from Democrats and some in his own party.

Democrat representative Ilhan Omar made comments critical of Israel in 2019, for which she later apologised.

The issue is poised to come to a head when the House GOP conference gathers Wednesday afternoon for a regular meeting - one that is now expected to focus on the votes of the 10 Republicans who supported impeachment, with Cheney the highest ranking among them, and also the fate of the controversial freshman Rep. "If you're going to keep Liz Cheney in leadership, there's no party".

House Republicans are all atwitter over Rep. Liz Cheney's vote in support of impeaching former President Donald Trump. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. The House later passed a resolution to condemn all forms of bigotry, including anti-Semitism. Last week, CNN reported that she had also approved of calls for violence against Democratic lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Her harangue of a teenage survivor of a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, was recently unearthed.

No one is condoning the remarks that she made. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell this week called her "loony lies and conspiracy theories" a "cancer" to the GOP. Senator Todd Young of IN called her "nutty" and "an embarrassment".

Republican members are losing patience with Rep. Kevin McCarthy's lack of action on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

"If you believe that the Jews control a space laser that starts fires in Northern California, and there's some unnamed high-ranking government official who's got to a heretofore unknown security classification called Q, and all the nutty things that flow with that, you should be taken off the prestigious House Education and Labor Committee and confined to the dark recesses of the furthest building away from the House floor."
But the main damage she's doing is to the Republican Party and to her district.

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