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Democrats launch bid to eject anti-trans, QAnon conspiracy-spouting Republican from Congress

Emma Powys Maurice January 29, 2021
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Marjorie Taylor Greene

Marjorie Taylor Greene could be booted from Congress (Erin Scott-Pool/Getty)

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s days in Congress could be numbered as Democrats launch a bid to unseat the anti-trans, anti-gay, QAnon-spouting Republican.

California Democrat Jimmy Gomez announced on Wednesday (27 January) that he was introducing a resolution to oust the hard-right representative, who’s become infamous for her incessant lies and radical beliefs.

The final straw came after it was found that she’d endorsed numerous Facebook posts calling for deadly violence against Democrats and federal enforcement officers.

“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,” Gomez said in a news release.

A CNN investigation revealed that before Greene took office she had liked several posts about executing Democrats, including one that called for a “bullet to the head” of Nancy Pelosi. In another post from April 2018, she personally assured commenters that the “stage is being set” for the hanging of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Such hateful rhetoric seems par for the course for Greene, who was also shown to have “liked” the anti-LGBT+ hate group MassResistance on Facebook.

The congresswoman openly opposes the trans community, whom she mistakenly equates with drag queens, and in 2019 she joined the hate group in protesting a library’s “Drag Queen Story Time” event.

“Trans does not mean gender change, it just means a gender refusal and gender pretending! Truth is truth, it is not a choice!!!” she wrote on Facebook days before.

According to GLAAD, Greene attended the event in person and secretly recorded a 90-minute Facebook live video of the peaceful gathering she claimed was “an attack on children”. She then staged a confrontation with library staff and demanded to know why they hosted an event that went against her personal beliefs.

Later, she posted a photo of the drag queen on social media, writing: “That’s the abomination that just read four children’s books to children in our public library here in Alpharetta, Ga.”

More recently she has referred to trans girls as “biological males” on Twitter and co-sponsored a bill attacking transgender student athletes.

Unfortunately the resolution to unseat Marjorie Taylor Greene is likely to fail in a chamber where Democrats hold a razor-thin majority, but any Republicans who defend their toxic colleague will know they risk being tarred with the same brush.

Related topics: Drag Queen Storytime, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican Party

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