Greene calls Italian American House Democrat 'Rep. Mussolini'

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.) called Rep. David CicillineDavid CicillineDemocrats reintroduce legislation to ban 'ghost guns' Republicans float support for antitrust reform after Trump Facebook ban upheld Washington keeps close eye as Apple antitrust fight goes to court MORE “Rep. Mussolini” after the Rhode Island Democrat proposed a rule change to block her from forcing motions to adjourn.

The comment came after Greene was asked by Newsweek about a proposed rule change from Cicilline that would only allow a member to make a motion to adjourn if they are a member of a committee.

The House voted to strip Greene of her committee assignments last month over her previous endorsement of conspiracy theories and violence against Democratic politicians, including Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Inflation jumps at fastest pace since 2008 | Biden 'encouraged' on bipartisan infrastructure deal Overnight Health Care: CDC approves Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12-15 | House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill | Panel blasts COVID-19 response Biden 'encouraged' by meeting with congressional leaders on infrastructure MORE (D-Calif.).


When Newsweek asked about Cicilline’s proposal, Greene said, “Do you mean Rep. Mussolini?"

"Not only did Democrats unilaterally strip away my committees, now they want to remove any powers I have to represent my district," she added. "The Democrats run the House of Hypocrites with tyrannical control.”

Cicilline responded to Greene’s comments on Twitter, saying, “I’m an Italian and a Jew. Mussolini was a fascist dictator in league with Adolf Hitler, who murdered six million Jews. Marjorie Taylor Greene can get lost.”


Cicilline earlier this year served as a House manager in former President TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE's second Senate impeachment trial.

His proposal came after Greene forced her latest motion to adjourn as the House was voting on final passage of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Her motion failed, with 40 Republicans joining Democrats in voting against it.

Despite most Republicans sticking by Greene, The Hill has previously reported that GOP lawmakers have been growing frustrated by her motions to adjourn, which are largely a delay tactic.