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Human Rights Campaign calls for Marjorie Taylor Greene's removal from committees

Human Rights Campaign calls for Marjorie Taylor Greene's removal from committees
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The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) called for Republicans to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneRep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida QAnon site shutters after reports identifying developer Republicans head to runoff in GA-14 MORE (R-Ga.) of her committee posts as she comes under fire for past comments calling for violence against Democrats.

“The news that Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene openly endorsed executing public officials and harassed a teenage victim of gun violence, is deeply disturbing. Congresswoman Greene has demonstrated her lack of regard for our democracy and its institutions, choosing instead to fan the flames of division and hate — the same elements motivating the domestic terrorists who stormed the Capitol just three weeks ago,” said HRC President Alphonso David.

“There must be consequences for her actions. The Human Rights Campaign calls on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyKinzinger: Republicans who join 'America First' caucus should be stripped of committees McCarthy: GOP not the party of 'nativist dog whistles' Pro-Trump lawmakers form caucus promoting 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MORE to hold her accountable and remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from all her assigned Congressional committees at the very least," he added. "The integrity of our democratic institutions should be important to all elected officials regardless of political party. Accordingly, McCarthy should act – and act urgently.” 

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The rebuke comes as Greene faces an avalanche of criticism over past comments that have been uncovered by internet sleuths and journalists. 

Among the social media posts that have come under scrutiny are a 2018 message in which she said that the “stage is being set” in response to a post calling for the assassinations of former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' Cuba readies for life without Castro Chelsea Clinton: Pics of Trump getting vaccinated would help him 'claim credit' MORE and former President Obama. 

Greene in January 2019 also allegedly liked a Facebook comment that stated, “a bullet to the head would be quicker,” to remove Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats debate timing and wisdom of reparations vote Biden angers Democrats by keeping Trump-era refugee cap Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones calls on Breyer to retire MORE (D-Calif.) from office. 

Democrats have called on Congress to vote to expel Greene, though it is unlikely that a vote to kick her out would gain the needed support of two thirds of the chamber. However, her comments have still alarmed Republicans.

“These comments are deeply disturbing and Leader McCarthy plans to have a conversation with the Congresswoman about them,” a spokesperson for Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said this week.