Meghan McCain urges GOP to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from committee

"The View" co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain calls for CNN to fire Cuomo Abby Huntsman blames 'View' exit on 'unbearable culture' McCain blasts Graham for refuting funeral remark about Kushner, Ivanka Trump 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." 

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The daughter of the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainDole to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda Bob Dole: A great leader of the 'Greatest Generation' The bully who pulls the levers of Trump's mind never learns 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 KingPressure grows to remove Boebert from committees Kevin McCarthy is hostage to the GOP's 'exotic wing' McCarthy laments distractions from far-right members 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." 

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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 PelosiDole in final column: 'Too many of us have sacrificed too much' Dole to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda House to vote on Uyghur bill amid diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics 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.