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Marjorie Taylor Greene Receives Standing Ovation After Apologizing To GOP, Fundraises Off Of Expulsion Effort

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Michael Ginsberg General Assignment Reporter
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Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene received a standing ovation from several House Republican colleagues after apologizing for promoting conspiracy theories in a conference meeting Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

Greene expressed contrition for promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory, but denied interest in another theory about Jewish space lasers, according to The Hill. She also apologized for questioning school shootings, CBS News reported.

Greene has harassed Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg on social media and in person. (RELATED: Parkland Mother Makes Emotional Plea For Marjorie Taylor Greene To Disavow Conspiracies)

Multiple reporters noted that Greene’s apology was met with a standing ovation from a large portion of the Republican conference.

Just texted with a member who estimated ~50% in the room gave her a standing O.

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) February 4, 2021

Democrats are expected to hold a floor vote Feb. 4 to strip Greene of her committee assignments. Greene has been fundraising off of the effort to remove her from the Education and Budget committees.

She ultimately broke her fundraising target for Feb. 3.

Greene raised over $300,000 in response to the attempt to have her removed from her committees according to the Washington Examiner. That number does not include the Feb. 3 total.

Democratic California Rep. Jimmy Gomez previously announced that he would attempt to have Greene expelled from Congress. Expulsion requires two-thirds support in order to succeed, while removing Greene from her committees requires only a simple majority.