The pearl-clutching outrage on the left finally won the day, as Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was officially stripped of her committee assignments in a rare move after she came under heavy fire for past remarks concerning a number of wild conspiracy theories.
According to the Washington Examiner, eyes and ears in the mainstream media were dialed in all day to the pending House vote to remove Greene from her assignments. Just moments ago, the House completed a mostly party-line vote to remove Greene, marking a deep stain on her future career as a lawmaker.
It’s truly the pinnacle — so far — of cancel culture being deployed against a sitting member of Congress.
Because I’m totally sure none of the hundreds of Democrats in the House have ever said anything controversial in their past, right?
The vote to kick Greene off of the committees came even after she offered what appeared to be a sincere, heartfelt apology for ever saying the controversial things she said and perhaps more importantly, for ever becoming interested in the QAnon movement, which is made up of fringe, right-wing conspiracy theorists who believe that the world is under the control of a sex-trafficking cabal.
“These were words of the past, and these things do not represent me,” Greene said earlier on Thursday. “We’ve got to do better. Big media companies can take teeny, tiny pieces of words that I’ve said, that you have said, any of us, and can portray us into someone that we’re not. And that is wrong.”
But Democrats used their time on the floor prior to the vote to drum up sympathy for their newfound victimhood in the wake of the Capitol riots, with countless stories of fear and suggestions that they were just moments away from certain death. Their stories and their anti-Trump sentiment combined to win enough votes to take such a rare, punitive action against a House lawmaker.
“I could never live with myself if we did nothing here,” said Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern, chairman of the House Rules Committee. “If this isn’t the bottom, I don’t know what the hell is.”
As previously hinted at, now that Greene’s committee removal has been voted on successfully, it sets a dangerous precedent for Democrats as well. Earlier this week, Republican Rep. Brian Babin already proposed a resolution to take similar actions against Rep. Ilhan Omar for the number of awful and horrific things she said in the past.
While Republican lawmakers might not be able to do it now, given the lack of votes needed to successfully impose such punishment on their Democratic counterparts, should they win back the House in 2022 — which is a very real possibility — there are going to be a lot of sorry Democrats when it’s time for payback.
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org