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.
Source tells me that roughly half the House GOP conference gave Marjorie Taylor Greene a standing ovation after she rose to speak a few min ago.
— Cameron Joseph (@cam_joseph) February 3, 2021
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.
Let’s keep sending the message to the Democrat mob.
We raised over $160,000 yesterday.
We’ve already raised $100,000 today.
Can we raise $50,000 more to defend my seat before midnight? https://t.co/81DpWeuzHD
— Marjorie Taylor Greene ???????? (@mtgreenee) February 3, 2021
She ultimately broke her fundraising target for Feb. 3.
Thank you to every single America First Patriot who donated to protect my Congressional seat from the Democrat mob.
They are attacking me because I’m one of you.
We will not back down. We will never give up!
Sign your statement of support: Text MTG to 55444
— Marjorie Taylor Greene ???????? (@mtgreenee) February 4, 2021
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.