Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said Friday that she feels “freed” from participating in House committees because she wouldn’t be allowed to promote conservative policies there even as she insists it was a mistake to remove her.
“So going forward, I’ve been freed,” she told a news conference in Washington, D.C.
“I do, I feel freed because you know what’s happening on these committees? You see, we have basically a tyrannically-controlled government right now: the Democrats. We’ve got Joe Biden writing executive order after executive order … doing whatever he wants up there in the White House.” (RELATED: ‘The Media’ Is ‘Just As Guilty As QAnon’: Marjorie Taylor Greene Gives Speech Walking Back Old Comments)
“So if I was on a committee I’d be wasting my time because my conservative values wouldn’t be heard and neither would my district’s,” Greene said.
The House of Representatives decided Thursday to remove Greene’s from all her House committee duties as a result of her past comments that included insisting the 9/11 terrorist attack was an inside job.
Yet Greene also suggested that decision was regrettable because “when the Democrats and 11 of my Republican colleagues decided to strip me of my committee assignments … they actually stripped my district of their voice.”
Her apologetic speech on the House floor Thursday did not move enough members to to vote in her favor even after she reportedly received a standing ovation from many of her GOP colleagues after a private Wednesday night presentation.
Greene said Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “leading the Democrats in Congress to do whatever they want. They don’t care what Republicans have to say,” noting that a Democratic-controlled House is not listening to GOP voters. “They only care about pushing their socialist agenda through.”
The congresswoman said Republicans in Congress are under attack and told that “their white skin makes them inherently racist or that their service in our nation’s military to our country defending our freedoms makes them bad and a domestic terrorist.”
“They want to kick me off committees for social media posts that were conspiracy theories. That’s pretty hypocritical,” she said, citing what she said was the Democratic Party’s reluctance to condemn violence and looting in the streets and calling them “peaceful protests.”
“You see, the American people won’t forget. They are still reeling from the devastation of this past year, where cities were burned, people were attacked — police officers still dealing with it, attacked night after night.” (RELATED: McCarthy Will Not Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committees, Will Back Liz Cheney In Leadership Role)
Greene said police forces are still reeling from the violence and that it continues to hurt them and their families. “Occupying federal buildings, taking over police precincts … Tearing down statues and monuments, erasing our history. This is what has happened.”
The freshman congresswoman has been a source of contention ever since she arrived in Washington. She continued to claim that former President Donald Trump was the real winner of the 2020 presidential election and in the past has touted a number of QAnon-related conspiracy theories and allegedly supported the notion that a Jewish-controlled laser beam was responsible for the California wildfires.