Let’s bring the fight against extremism. I’m running to represent Georgia Congressional District 14. Follow me and donate to our campaign. Together we can bring civility back to our political discourse. https://t.co/Yt641L5L8F
— Marcus Flowers For Georgia (@MarcusO_Flowers) February 5, 2021
Just hours after Greene’s expulsion from two House committees, the first public challenger for the House District 14 seat went public. Marcus Flowers, a Bremen Democrat, announces he plans to run for the seat in the 2022 election. The district, the Army veteran says, “deserves a representative who can actually sit on committees.” He’s already raising funs as well.
By a 230-199 margin, the House has removed Greene from her two Republican-appointed committee assignments, House Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee. Following an afternoon and evening of debate, the final vote came around 6:45 p.m. Eleven Republicans joined 219 Democrats in voting to remove her from the committee assignments.
House Resolution 72 was forwarded in response to a series of comments, posts and the like made by Greene in 2018 and beyond.
Greene gave a 10-minute speech midafternoon, describing herself as a proud mother of three and successful businesswoman who was turned on to politics by Donald Trump. Never remorseful, she blasted the media as being as dangerous as QAnon.
U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-District 11, voted no. From his statement: “While I disagree with many comments made by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, especially those she made before she was an elected member of Congress, this motion by Democrats for the House to remove her from her assigned committees is unprecedented, and sets a very dangerous precedent.”
You can watch the afternoon and evening sessions below.
Removing a certain Member from certain standing
committees of the House of Representatives.
Whereas clause 1 of rule XXIII of the Rules of the House
of Representatives provides, ‘‘A Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, or employee of the House
shall behave at all times in a manner that shall reflect
creditably on the House.’’; and
Whereas Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene should be removed from her committee assignments in light of conduct she has exhibited: Now, therefore, be it
1 Resolved, That the following named Member be, and
2 is hereby, removed from the following standing committees