Marjorie Taylor Greene was stripped of her committee assignments by a House vote

Swearing-in Ceremony for members of 117th Congress

As I’ve gotten older, the conspiracies have gotten increasingly stupid and offensive. Like, in the 1990s, there were more interesting conspiracies which seemed to be rooted in some kind of vague reality, like “Tupac is still alive” or “Stanley Kubrick faked the moon landing footage.” These days, conspiracies are ridiculously unhinged. Like, sit there and really think about how bonkers the QAnon sh-t is. Or the “false flag” bullsh-t. You literally have to be nuttier than a fruitcake to believe any of that. Which brings me to Marjorie Taylor Greene, the QAnon believer, false flag conspiracist, Jewish Space Lasers bigot and representative from Georgia. After the QOP failed to remove Greene from her committee posts, Speaker Pelosi called for a House vote. Greene was stripped from her committee posts by a 230-199 vote.

The House approved a resolution Thursday that removes embattled GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her assigned committees. The final vote tally was 230-199 and 11 Republicans voted in support of the resolution: Reps. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, John Katko of New York, Nicole Malliotakis of New York, Fred Upton of Michigan, Carlos Gimenez of Florida, Chris Jacobs of New York, Young Kim of California, Maria Salazar of Florida, Chris Smith of New Jersey and Mario Diaz Balart of Florida.

Greene, a vocal supporter of Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, has been condemned by Democrats and many Republicans for embracing numerous conspiracy theories in videos and social media activity before she took office this year. In posts and videos from 2018 and 2019 reviewed by CNN, Greene appeared to endorse violence against prominent Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and suggested that the Sandy Hook and Parkland shootings were staged “false flag” operations. They have since been taken down.

Greene defended herself in a speech ahead of the vote and expressed regret over some of her past remarks — which some viewed as doing too little, too late. “These were words of the past and these things do not represent me, they do not represent my district and they do not represent my values,” Greene said of her past posts and interactions on social media. “I am beyond grateful for this opportunity, and I’ll tell you why. I believe in God with all my heart, and I am so grateful to be humbled, to be reminded that I’m a sinner, and that Jesus died on the cross to forgive me for — to forgive me for my sins. This is something I absolutely rejoice in today to tell you all. I think it’s important for all of us to remember, none of us are perfect. None of us are.”

Greene also said that she believes “9/11 absolutely happened” and “school shootings are absolutely real and every child that is lost, those families mourn it.”

But she also attempted to blame “cancel culture” for her troubles and the media for how she’s come across, saying, “big media companies can take teeny, tiny pieces of words that I said, that you have said, any of us, and can portray us into someone that we’re not.”

Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has previously condemned Greene’s past remarks but stopped short of taking disciplinary action. Speaker Pelosi told reporters Thursday she is “profoundly disturbed” that Republican leaders decided against removing Greene from her committees.

“That’s just so unfortunate,” she said. “You would think the Republican leadership in the Congress would have some sense of responsibility to this institution.”

[From ABC News]

“I think it’s important for all of us to remember, none of us are perfect. None of us are.” I would say that if I was trying to excuse myself after I overslept, or ate a second dinner three hours after my first dinner, or I forgot an unimportant appointment. You don’t get to use the “none of us are perfect” excuse when you’ve literally threatened violence against coworkers, when you’ve threatened and harassed survivors of school shootings, when you actively incite terrorism because you believe a cabal of pedophiles rigged the election and that democracy needs to be violently overthrown. I feel it’s important to really sit here and list all of that, because this is not cancel culture. This is a violent, terrifying, crazy AF ideology taking hold in a major political party.

Freshmen GOP members of Congress group photograph on the East Front Steps of the U.S. Capitol.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. smegmoria says:

    She always looks like she needs a shower.

    • Esmom says:

      Agreed, yuck.

    • Darla says:

      Yes, stinkass Greene.

    • Betsy says:

      Someone called her a W.C. Fields lookalike and I can’t unsee it.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yeah, why is her hair always so greasy looking? prob the only hairdressers she can find are fellow MAGAts who all have hair like hers.

      greasy and damaged from so much peroxide.

      • Miranda says:

        A gay friend of mine has suggested that there’s a cabal of gay hairstylists out there who have conspired to purposely make Republican women’s hair look as hideous as their souls. I don’t NOT believe it…

      • whatWHAT? says:

        I don’t NOT believe that, either.

        as Elton John famously said about The Gay Mafia…”don’t joke. it’s real…”

      • Korra says:

        See, I think her hair looks fried and straw-like, a signature look of middle-aged Republican Karens.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yeah there is something very off putting about her, even in photos. Some people really project their awfulness.

    • Lemon says:

      I hate to snark on other women’s appearances but there is a professional standard in grooming when you’re member of Congress.

      I have a serious chronic illness and must spend a lot of time in bed, showering is very tiring so it’s a rare hairwash kind of life.

      I couldn’t help but think, yesterday, that her hair looks like my week old bedhead. If I had bleached my ends. In fact I looked in a mirror to verify and indeed my pillow tossed, limp rooted hair is exactly like hers. Like, if I went to the hairdresser and asked for the Marjorie Taylor Greene, they would ask a student cosmetologist to give me a double process and then tell me to go home and thrown away shampoo and comb.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Indeed. She has Goop hair; bleached to the heavens, dry as the sahara with more split ends than you can shake a stick at. Not to mention the bad makeup and dry skin. At least the other gun tooting QAnon nutjob is groomed to a slightly higher standard.

      It had to be done but it will only encourage her bad behaviour if and when she gets another assignment.

  2. BayTampaBay says:

    I miss steal a perfect response from SAG:

    Thank You

    • Lady D says:

      Hey Bay, thanks for telling me about your engineer friend who gets paid for commenting online. I honestly thought people getting paid to spew crap online was an internet myth. Not that your friend does, that’s more the type of people who comment on the DM or Radar Online for the purpose of hurting people.

  3. Darla says:

    I would like to see that entire Steny video, that looks so powerful. Good for him.

  4. tempest prognosticator says:

    Good. It is the absolute least they could do.

  5. Esmom says:

    She is so completely full of sh^it it’s unreal. I’m glad she lost her committee assignments but the bigger question to me is why was she even given them in the first place? GOP leadership knew her rhetoric and behavior was dangerous (despite Kevin McCarthy claiming he doesn’t know anything about Qanon)? They didn’t have to give her anything but they did.

    I also find it interesting that Liz Cheney, who had 60+ Republicans vote to strip her of her position, didn’t even vote yes on this. This whole thing is profoundly disturbing.

    • Diana says:

      Yes… wtf Liz???? The whole GOP are completely off the rails and living in some kind of alternate universe. How… HOW do these lunatics have so much power????

    • Betsy says:

      The GOP is broken.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Generally, our leaders, of whatever persuasion, bring their problematic staffers to heel pretty quickly, but not always. A couple of months ago our National broadcaster exposed a couple of the prime minister’s staff and their affairs with lower-ranking female staff. One guy was exposed as being a serial sex pest, and several incidents were reported to the PM. PM had a “private conference” with the guy, and a few weeks later, promoted him to Attorney General! I bring this up because it’s amazing what will be to,erated by “conservative” leaders when it suits them. Clearly, the behaviour of the women in question was not to be tolerated. They “mutually decided” it was best if they moved on. Let’s hope that the Republicans don’t just send Marjorie to Coventry for a few months and then quietly bring her back into the fold. Like some of our pollies, she’s garbage.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “They didn’t have to give her anything but they did.”

      because, it was a deliberate FU. “the cruelty is the point.” they did it because they knew it upset both the D elected officials and their constituents, and I think they were banking on the Dems being their usual wussy selves and not actually doing anything but wring their hands like Susan Collins. but it looks like the Dems have finally had enough are like “whatevs, we’ll do what want/need to, with our without you.” and I am HERE FOR IT.

  6. Izzy says:

    She’s so gross. As a Jewish person, I find the conspiracy theories exhausting. If I didn’t laugh about it, I would cry, which is why I now proudly proclaim myself the owner of a Maccabeam (R) Jewish Space Laser.

    MTG can go suck on some stale matzah.

    • Julie says:

      Has she explained why this magic space laser has not been turned on her by the evil cabal of Jewish overlords? Or does she believe these bloodthirsty Jews are too overcome with compassion to be blast her out of existence? Cuz those sound like some pretty decent overlords then. They are certainly exercising more forgiveness and compassion than I would.

    • Miranda says:

      “Maccabeam” made me laugh so hard that I scalded my hand as I was pouring some tea. I would sue you, but being Jewish, you’re bound to have better lawyers, aren’t you?

      (Kidding, obviously! I’ve always found that to be a bizarre basis for a negative stereotype. Yeah, look at those Jews, putting an emphasis on education and hard work and going into high-paying, prestigious fields like law and medicine. What a bunch of losers!)

      • whatWHAT? says:

        there was a really funny episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm where the running joke is that Jewish lawyers are better than non-Jewish ones, and Larry figures out that his lawyer, who has a Jewish-sounding name, is NOT, in fact, Jewish, but pretends to be to get more clients. has a mezuzah on his door jam, etc. Larry fires him and hires another lawyer who is actually Jewish but turns out to be a terrible lawyer.

    • Eugh says:

      Maccabeam is the best thing i’ve heard all week

      • Sparky says:

        My brother just got a t-shirt that says “I’m proud to own a Jewish Space Laser.” I texted Maccabeam to him as soon as I read it.

  7. Courtney B says:

    Kendall brown in her tweet said what I literally said five minutes ago to my husband. You’re not accused of saying 9/11 didn’t happen. You said it was an inside job and a plane didn’t hit the Pentagon. Well, guess what b***h? My hubby worked at the Pentagon (not then) and you can check out the memorial chapel built on the site of impact. I have. And we tangentially knew people who were killed there so shut your ****ing mouth.
    As for Kevin McCarthy and his both sides and tit for tat threats, check out Joe Scarborough’s tirade on today’s Morning Joe. He burned him to the ground.

    • Becks1 says:

      I remember driving past the pentagon on 95 after 9/11 and seeing the gaping hole in the side – how can anyone say that it didnt happen? What a slap in the face to everyone who was affected that day.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        I think the conspiracy is not that it didn’t happen but that it wasn’t a plane that caused the damage and destruction to the Pentagon. not sure where that conspiracy goes beyond that.

      • Courtney B says:

        @whatwhat Her belief is the whole day was an inside job AND it wasn’t a plane that hit the pentagon. She hasn’t renounced either one just obfuscated on the floor of the House by acting like she’d been accused of thinking the attack itself didn’t happen.

      • Sandra says:

        @Becks1 – I drove past the Las Vegas concert massacre site a month or two after that happened. It was a graveyard. A desolate graveyard. And this woman, who said it was all set up by Democrats to take away her guns, got a standing ovation in Congress. Something is so so so so rotten in the House GOP.

      • schmootc says:

        I recently read The Only Plane in the Sky and the content about the Pentagon was worse than anything else, with the possible exception of people jumping in New York. It’s really an excellent book, but you have to be ready to read some graphic things.

        The idea that it somehow didn’t happen the way it did is just disturbing and disrespectful. Besides which, if it actually was an inside job, you look at who benefited – in this case, Bush and the GOP so Cheney and his buddies could start wars and get rich. So, yeah, those are YOUR people, you stupid, stupid woman.

    • Jaded says:

      Yup – my BFF’s husband was there when the plane hit, thankfully he wasn’t hurt but when he called her to tell her he was OK she was in hysterics because she’d been watching it on TV, knowing he was there. Can you imagine?!

      I hate this woman with the heat of a thousand suns.

  8. ChloeCat says:

    While this nutjob needs to be exposed for being the lunatic she is, she is enjoying all the attention she is getting, positive & negative. I believe she is very dangerous, like Trump level dangerous, and needs to be stopped immediately. Her lying, her inability to show empathy, her harassment of others, all are symptoms of the same pathology Trump demonstrates. Last night Anderson Cooper & Rachel Maddow devoted practically half of their shows to this horse-faced psychopath. I dream of a day when I never hear of her again.

    • Sarah says:

      I agree! We all need to ignore her. Depriving her of attention will be like depriving her of air. I worry the media is making the same mistake that they made with Trump where they breathlessly report on every ridiculous thing they say or so instead of reporting on things that we actually need to know.

    • Esmom says:

      Agreed. It’s appalling how she immediately stepped into the void Trump left. We didn’t even have a minute of peace.

      • E.D says:

        So true!

        Although I fear we have all become addicted to the steady drip of drama/controversy and now that Trump has been silenced it’s like we still can’t help ourselves from searching out the next dose of outrage for our fix.

        The media bares so much responsibility but I also think that the world has to be ‘weaned’ off from the crazy.

    • Darla says:

      Yes I’m so torn. Sunlight being the best disinfectant…but is that still true or are we just making a superstar of her? Trump happened in the sunlight, or more aptly in both cases, the camera lights.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree, she’s feeding off this – she’s a legit nutball, but also savvy enough to know what is going to bring her attention, and fundraising.
      I vote for exposing all her awfulness and consequences for her actions, and then that’s enough.

      Somewhere that Boebert lady is pissed no one is talking about her anymore, I bet.
      Also, hello, FBI? Are we going to be doing something about the members of Congress who assisted the terrorists?

      • LaurieLee says:

        The only bad thing about this is that it’s giving Lauren Boebert some cover, and Boebert also needs to be consistently looked at.

      • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

        I just read today that DOJ (is that the one?) was looking into Boebert: Seems she paid off the $20K lien on her home at the *same time* she “reimbursed” herself exactly the same amount from her campaign for “Travel Expenses”.

        “Coincidence? I doubt it, don’t you?” should be the next jacket back.

  9. Midge says:

    The truth is, she represents the people of her district. This is just one of several steps that needs to be taken to eradicate this fuckery in our country.

    • Julie says:

      Knowing her constituents this may have actually made her stronger. It reinforces their persecution narrative. We can only hope that big tech is doing their part in preventing these people from consolidating their voices. But I gather they already found a way to congregate on telegram and WhatsApp.

    • notasugarhere says:

      She appears to represent the majority of the US Republican party base now, which is the party of QAnon. Unless the Democrats can find a way to make the impeachment votes anonymous, opening the door for conscience votes, Drumpf will get away with it and run again for 2024.

      Anyone still affiliated as Republican in the US has been waiting for this moment in time. The world can see US Republicans don’t believe in small d democracy, never have, never will.

      • Julie says:

        The party’s vote on whether to remove her from the education committee was anonymous and they still voted in majority to keep her. It wasn’t even a close call. So I wouldn’t hold out hope for Dems getting two thirds in the Senate against Trump in an anonymous vote. These people are not wrestling with a conscience. The only thing that would shift tribal voting would be a potential backlash from the base and as others have noted the base is fully owned by Trump.

  10. Miranda says:

    Her so-called “apology” was completely hollow, but I wouldn’t give a shit even if I DID believe that she was truly sorry. The mere fact that she was stupid enough to buy into those patently insane conspiracy theories in the first place should disqualify her from holding any office, ever again.

  11. Betsy says:

    I am so angry with the Republican Party, aka the QOP. This is just the next worst stop on the crazy train after ignoring the insurrection, after Trump, after the astroturfed Tea Party, etc. There’s just always a worse stop and it’s because the mainstream media obediently frames everything to the benefit of the GOP, drops issues when they’re inconvenient and “both sides” everything.

    They worked with Russia in 2016 (and in 2020, too). They have blocked legislation that would reduce discrimination, that would put food in people’s pantries, would move America forward. They do not care about anything except power and several of them are actively working to end America because for them, democracy is not a goal. Theocracy is. Corruption and oligarchy are. Rewriting the Constitution to enshrine their retrograde beliefs is.

    They are dangerous as hell, and no one should ever vote GOP again.

  12. lobstah says:

    Honest question: why are so many Republicans standing by Trump when he’s clearly hurt the party in elections? He lost the House, the Senate, the WH…why would they think he can help them in the future?

    • Julie says:

      Because he owns the base. That core 30% that you need energized to win any election, belongs to him. So yes, he lost them a bunch of elections but the game is now structured so that winning without him is even harder.

      • cassandra says:

        I agree, but at the same time, I truly believe that if 90% of Republicans gave a real effort to get rid of Trump they could fix the party. That would rely on coordination with the media though. They’re all too scared to do the right thing.

  13. MissMarierose says:

    Her so-called apology was complete BS. She sent out a fundraising email alleging the same conspiracy crap while the debate was happening in the House!

  14. salmonpuff says:

    My favorite part of her apology was her saying “I was allowed to believe false things.” Lady, you are in your forties. Take some responsibility for your life.

    That said, I’m done paying attention to this trick. Unless/until she’s expelled from Congress or voted out, I don’t want to hear her name or see her willfully ignorant mug.

    • Lemon says:

      Yes!! I straight up burst out laughing when she said that.

      Also her assertion that Q and the media are the same because they “both tell truth and lies”. Well one side doesn’t report that school shootings are a cover-up, or that 9/11 was a hoax, or that children are aborted after birth (yes she said that too).

  15. grabbyhands says:

    It was literally the LEAST they could and should have done considering they’ve allowed her to spout her hatred unchecked and actually rewarded it.

    This isn’t the GOP getting a conscience, this is just optics now that they’re satisfied that she’s been able to do a sufficient amount of damage and will now be considered a contrite martyr, which I’m sure was the intention in the first place. She’s not going anywhere and after a predetermined amount of time, she’ll be front and center again. She’s made herself too valuable otherwise. That’s the reality of how much damage has been inflicted by the previous administration – after everything, she is still considered enough of an asset that the GOP is unwilling to cast her off.

    I hope the Democratic leadership recognizes this and continues to play hardball.

    • Persephone says:

      I think they do recognize this. The question is, what will they do from now on? There is no guarantee of them playing hardball as they should.

  16. sassafras says:

    Good.

    I will never forget the smarmy look on her face in that video from January 6th when she refused a mask that someone was offering her.

    That was the look of a toxic person and if she was that way then, imagine how she is when she’s surrounded by people she “trusts.”

    GTFO MTG.

  17. Sandra says:

    I’m not perfect either, but I didn’t fly to DC to stalk, verbally assault and threaten the life of a teenaged boy who just witnessed 40+ of his classmates and teachers get brutally murdered.

  18. whatWHAT? says:

    Aaaaaaaand…

    she’s already showing she’s not really sorry. F THIS B*TCH. Throw her out of congress.

    https://twitter.com/mtgreenee/status/1357675098887577601

    • Lady D says:

      LOL Apparently that tweet is not available to me. What did I do to her?

    • GuestwithCat says:

      I was reading that Twitter thread or whatever those things are called and this comment from someone leaped out at me:

      “Trump will return in the year 2024 to lead us into His Kingdom”

      I couldn’t tell if that was a joke or someone’s genuine real opinion. Isn’t that sad?

      I’ve seen people on Twitter seriously and sincerely speak of Trump as if he is some sort of Messianic savior. I thought their sincere tone was an exercise is irony or something akin to highbrow trolling. It never occurred to me even once people meant this garbage until they stormed the Capitol on Cheetolini’s say-so.

      I mean, look at the man. His life is out there like an open book and it’s basically the comics, not the Bible. In fact, in the 80’s he and Ivana were often featured in Bloom County. I never ever ever dreamed he would be taken seriously as a presidential candidate, let alone win. It was quite a shock when he did win.

      Then I started seeing these tweets and thought surely he can’t be seen in any religious context. I’m a Christian. We’re actually supposed to be predisposed to a little bit of paranoia about guys like this, lol.

      Good grief, painting this guy in even remotely messianic terms is pretty 666 Damien Omen stuff I’d have thought Christians would back away from while putting a cross up in front for good measure. I know I am.

      Also I’m so confused about the stance on Jews. Trump’s son-in-law is a Jewish businessman. If MTG embraces Trump, what is she doing talking smack about Jewish bankers and their space lasers? Isn’t that dissing her idol’s kin?

      I know I know, I’m trying to make sense out of the senseless. You just can’t make this stuff up. It’s actually weirder than Bloom County and even The Far Side ever were. Our lives have become one long running comic strip. Unfortunately I’m not laughing.

  19. Amy Too says:

    The whole using the Jesus Christian stuff in this context is so gross to me. Attempting to make any consequences she faces some kind of attack on her love of Jesus and her Christianity. And attempting to appeal to other members of Congress by giving some kind of Christian sermon on the floor of the House is despicable. Like they would all be bad Christians or not real Christians or anti-Christian if they dare to enforce consequences for her actions. That whole spiel made me DEEPLY UNCOMFORTABLE and I feel like it was super inappropriate for a politician to basically use Christianity and Jesus dying on a cross to save her sins as some kind of legitimate rebuttal.

    • North of Boston says:

      I’m guessing the REAL audience she was aiming that at WASN’T her House colleagues.
      That was a performance for her fellow Xtian QAnon cult members.

      And considering that, I also try to keep in mind

      #1 the US Constitution, in theory, is really big on the separation of Church and State, so anyone in an official government capacity who is trying to performatively invoke the “religious” values of ‘x’ religion in their central argument of what OTHER people should be doing in their government role needs to immediately take several giant steps back from the microphone and their official duties and sit on the “time out” step for a while. If they seek time off of their time out for good behavior, they can spend that time reading and contemplating the US Constitution or their Oaths of Office. I’m sure Khizr Khan would happily lend them a copy.

      # 2 Thinking back on my childhood Bible study, IIRC the New Testament has at least a few warnings about false prophets… those who would invoke Jesus’ name for their own purposes. There’s literally chapter and verse about it in the Bible, the whole “You shall know them by their fruits” business in Matthew. So just because someone says the words “Jesus” or “Christian” or does a photo op holding a (upsidey down) Bible doesn’t mean squat.

      Pro-tip … lying, spreading falsehoods about others, inciting violence… nor really stuff that comes to mind when thinking about what Jesus is quoted as saying about the Greatest Commandments …love God above all and love your neighbor as your self. … and if the actions don’t make their evil intentions clear, what comes out of their mouths eventually will. Yeah sure their are centuries after centuries of evil behavior done in the name of “religion” including Christianity, all over the world. But given what she’s said and done just in 2021 alone, MTG can take several giant steps back and go sit on the naughty chair.

  20. Andie says:

    This cro-magnon faced bitch. At least cromagnon man was further along on the evolutionary scale of brain development… she’s got nothing going on

  21. Willow says:

    Could they fuzz out her billboard face masks? Or just replace every photo of her with a giant Q.

    • North of Boston says:

      I want to take a Sharpie to her Trump won one … and scribble in “Sure … in 2016″

  22. JRenee says:

    She’s definitely enjoying the attention. She’s a danger to society, period