Meghan McCain urges GOP to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from committee

"The View" co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainKinzinger is first GOP lawmaker to call on Gaetz to resign Meghan McCain calls on Gaetz to resign Meghan McCain criticizes Biden for lack of action on Russia, Navalny MORE urged Republican leadership in the House to pull committee assignments from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), saying she has become "embarrassing" for the party.

"You guys know me, I know you. I'm not like Marjorie Taylor Greene. I'm a Republican," McCain told the daytime panel on Monday. "I don't believe in birtherism. I don't believe in the Confederate flag ... but as long as it's Marjorie Taylor Greene [that remains in the news,] people like me don't matter anymore." 

McCain said Greene's recent controversial statements are "giving the media and giving the public exactly the wrong thing at the wrong moment" on "a silver platter." 


The daughter of the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainBush says he doesn't criticize other presidents to avoid risking friendship with Michelle Obama 'Real Housewives of the GOP' — Wannabe reality show narcissists commandeer the party George W. Bush: 'It's a problem that Americans are so polarized' they can't imagine him being friends with Michelle Obama MORE (R-Ariz.) said she was "sick of trying to defend the fact that this crazy person isn't like the rest of us," and compared Greene to former Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingHouse rejects GOP resolution to censure Waters Rep. Gosar denounces 'white racism' after controversial appearance In Marjorie Taylor Greene, a glimpse of the future MORE (R-Iowa). 

"She's sort of loud and embarrassing and not effective," McCain said. “I do think she should be removed from any and all appointments she had, especially education." 


Greene has sparked controversy during her candidacy but also in the week after a video surfaced showing her taunting David Hogg, a survivor of the 2018 Parkland, Fla. high school shooting, in which she called him a "coward." She also faced increased scrutiny in the last week after online posts from 2018 and 2019 showed she indicated support of executing prominent Democrats, including Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi criticized after thanking Floyd for 'sacrificing' his life Waters on Chauvin guilty verdict: 'I'm not celebrating, I'm relieved' Minneapolis mayor on Floyd: 'Ultimately his life will have bettered our city' MORE (D-Calif.).

An aide to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called Greene's comments "deeply disturbing" and said the leader will speak with her this week. 

Some Democrats have called for Greene to be removed from Congress.

Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) said she moved her office on Capitol Hill in order to be further away from Greene, saying she fears for her safety, after she accused Greene and her staff of berating her in a hallway.