Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP efforts to downplay danger of Capitol riot increase The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida MORE (R-Ga.) lashed out over a reported proposal to remove her from one of her committees amid her past controversial comments.
Greene railed against a reported proposal by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyGOP governor says McCarthy should condemn Boebert's anti-Muslim remarks With Build Back Better, Dems aim to correct messaging missteps GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE (R-Calif.) to remove her from the Education and Labor Committee in exchange for Democrats dropping a vote to take her off that panel as well as the Budget Committee.
Her rebuke of McCarthy’s offer comes ahead of a House Republican Conference meeting on Wednesday, during which past violent and racist statements are expected to be discussed.
“No matter what @GOPLeader does it would never be enough for the hate America Democrats,” she tweeted.
“They are only set out to destroy Republicans, your jobs, our economy, your children’s education and lives, steal our freedoms, and erase God’s creation. And the bloodthirsty media are their henchmen who help them by relentlessly attacking anyone in their path.”
They are only set out to destroy Republicans, your jobs, our economy, your children’s education and lives, steal our freedoms, and erase God’s creation.— Marjorie Taylor Greene (@mtgreenee) February 3, 2021
And the bloodthirsty media are their henchmen who help them by relentlessly attacking anyone in their path.
Her staunch defense comes as Republicans mull how to handle past comments that have thrown her into hot water with Democrats and various groups.
Among the remarks that have come under scrutiny is a 2018 message in which Greene said that the “stage is being set” in response to a post calling for the killings of former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future MORE and former President Obama.
Greene in January 2019 also liked a Facebook comment that stated “a bullet to the head would be quicker” for removing Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiNews media's sausage-making obsession helps no one Klobuchar confident spending bill will be finished before Christmas Five reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season MORE (D-Calif.) from office.
Prior to the recently resurfaced comments, Greene had made offensive remarks about Muslims and Jewish people and voiced support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, which claims that Democrats, members of the media and celebrities are part of an underground child sex trafficking ring.
Those remarks have led to an array of calls from Democrats, ranging from urging Republicans to strip her of her committee assignments to pushing for a House-wide vote to expel her.
The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday night did not reach a decision on whether Greene will stay on her panels, and talks are expected to continue Wednesday.
Greene’s tweets are just the latest indication that she may not back down from her controversial comments. The first-term House member has refused to apologize and notably touted the support of former President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer defense secretary Esper sues Pentagon in memoir dispute Biden celebrates start of Hanukkah Fauci says lies, threats are 'noise' MORE, who remains popular with the GOP base and many House Republicans.
“I’m so grateful for his support and more importantly the people of this country are absolutely 100% loyal to him because he is 100% loyal to the people and America First,” she said over the weekend. “I won’t back down. I’ll never apologize. And I’ll always keep fighting for the people.”