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California Democrat renewing push to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene

California Democrat renewing push to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene
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A California Democrat is renewing his push to expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneThe Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida QAnon site shutters after reports identifying developer MORE (R-Ga.) over her reported support for an "America First Caucus."

Rep. Jimmy GomezJimmy GomezOcasio-Cortez on Taylor Greene: 'These are the kinds of people that I threw out of bars all the time' The Hill's Morning Report - Biden address to Congress will dominate busy week Democrats warn Waters censure move opens floodgates MORE (D-Calif.) told Forbes that he is seeking support for a resolution to expel Greene following news that she and other far-right lawmakers considered launching the caucus, which would have served as an anti-immigration and pro-Trump group in the House.

“We’re gonna try to use that as a way to get more people,” he told Forbes of the resolution and the "America First Caucus."

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Greene has publicly derided reports that she planned to launch a new caucus, calling herself a proud member of the House Freedom Caucus. Still, her own communications aide, Nick Dyer, told Punchbowl News earlier this month: "Be on the look out for a public release for the America First Caucus platform when it’s released publicly very soon.”

Dyer explained that reversal in an email to The Hill on Wednesday, contending that the America First Caucus effort was planned by aides and outside advisers without the congresswoman's knowledge.

"I’ve owned up to my mistake, Congresswoman Greene had ZERO knowledge of the planning proposal from the outside group. Our office is focused on MTG’s resolution to expel Democrat Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersJuan Williams: Tim Scott should become a Democrat The Hill's Morning Report - Biden address to Congress will dominate busy week Maxine Waters: Judge in Chauvin trial who criticized her was 'angry' MORE for inciting Black Lives Matter terrorism against National Guardsmen in Minnesota," he said.

Gomez's previous attempts to expel Greene have seen little support from Democratic leadership, which favored stripping her of committee assignments instead.

In order for the resolution to be successful, dozens of House Republicans would have to vote for the measure, making its passage unlikely. Just 11 Republicans voted to strip Greene of her assignments earlier this year.

The first-term Georgia congresswoman has sparked controversy since before she took office in January due to her past support for the QAnon conspiracy theory as well as other unfounded claims about President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP-led Maricopa County board decries election recount a 'sham' Analysis: Arpaio immigration patrol lawsuit to cost Arizona county at least 2 million Conservatives launch 'anti-cancel culture' advocacy organization MORE's 2020 election defeat.

Updated at 9:43 a.m.