Greene has peddled quite a few false and unfounded conspiracy theories on her social media through the years.
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, a far proper Republican from Georgia who has pushed a number of unfounded conspiracy theories up to now, was appointed to 2 key committee assignments this week.
The Home GOP Steering Committee, which assigns Republican lawmakers within the Home of Representatives to the assorted committees that exist inside that chamber, placed Greene on the House Committee on Homeland Security in addition to the House Oversight Committee. Greene obtained unanimous consent from the Steering Committee to serve on these panels, despite her having been faraway from committees up to now over her well-documented controversial viewpoints.
Greene’s elimination from the Funds and Schooling Committees, which occurred within the first few weeks of the 2021-22 congressional session (her first in Congress), took place as a consequence of quite a few statements she had made lately prior, together with peddling false claims about the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, in addition to blatantly false and antisemitic claims that Jewish people had control of technology that would have been answerable for California wildfires. Lots of her claims might hint their origins to the QAnon motion, which is itself based on a series of conspiracy theories alleging former President Donald Trump is working behind the scenes throughout the U.S. authorities to reveal corruption on the left and will eventually be reinstated in the White House.
Along with these claims pushed, the Georgia Republican additionally falsely claimed on social media that former President Barack Obama, a famous Christian, was a Muslim who “opened up our borders to an invasion by Muslims.” And previous to her being elected to congress, Greene had indicated that she supported the idea of executing high-profile Democrats in Washington, D.C.
Additional, Greene has unfold numerous lies on social media about the safety of vaccines for COVID-19, and wrongly asserted quite a few instances that the vaccines had been answerable for individuals’s deaths whereas ignoring the true hazard that the coronavirus offered. She has even gone as far as to compare the restrictions implemented to prevent the spread of the virus to the Holocaust.
As a member of the Homeland Safety Committee, Greene shall be part of the decision-making course of in Congress with regards to problems with immigration and nationwide safety. It’s unclear whether or not her two years in Congress have tempered her extremist and unfounded far proper views.
Greene, alongside different Republican lawmakers, will even seemingly pursue extremist conspiracy theories in her position on the Oversight Committee, the place it’s anticipated that the GOP will open numerous inquiries into President Joe Biden and his family members.
“I can’t wait to get began and look ahead to my task being ratified subsequent week by the whole GOP convention,” Greene said in a statement on her committee assignments.
Others, nevertheless, had been less-than-enthused over Greene’s appointments to the high-profile committees.
“Immediately’s GOP is a risk to our nation’s security,” progressive podcast host Dean Obeidallah said on Twitter in response to Greene’s placement on the Homeland Safety Committee.
Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-New York) voiced related considerations over Greene’s placement on that committee.
“As the previous Vice Chair of the Home Homeland Safety Committee, I’m HORRIFIED that it was simply introduced that Marjorie Taylor Greene will serve on the committee,” Torres tweeted. “A QAnon conspiracy theorist + Jan 6 insurrectionist doesn’t belong on a committee that exists to battle extremism.