Over 100,000 people have signed a petition demanding Marjorie Taylor Greene’s expulsion.
In just three days, a petition demanding House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to oust Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress has surpassed 100,000 signatures.
Greene’s recent comparisons of mask laws and COVID safety measures to the Holocaust, according to David Weissman, who began the Change.org petition over the weekend, are “only one of the many different ways she’s violated her oath as a member of Congress.”
Weissman stated in the petition, “I’ve been educated to assess dangers, and there is a real threat to our country sitting in Congress by the name of Marjorie Taylor Greene.”
“I used to assume the Republican Party stood for decency, family values, and good faith ideals, but Marjorie Taylor Greene’s continuous support proves that to be wrong.”
“She is a direct threat to her colleagues’ security, she is unsuited to serve the decent people of this country, and her divisive and bigoted language has directly affected our civil liberties and freedoms. Marjorie Taylor Greene must be dismissed from Congress immediately.”
Weissman defines himself as a former Trump supporter and Republican who is now a Democrat on his Twitter bio.
Following days of rising criticism and requests from Democrats to reprimand Greene, the petition gained pace as McCarthy, the House minority leader, and other Republicans attacked her.
McCarthy issued a statement Tuesday that said, “Marjorie is wrong, and her willful decision to compare the atrocities of the Holocaust to donning masks is disgusting.”
“To overcome anti-Semitism and any attempt to minimize the Holocaust’s history, Americans must unite. Let me be clear: this rhetoric is condemned by the House Republican Conference.”
Marjorie is incorrect, and her choice to compare the atrocities of the Holocaust to donning masks is horrible.
Let me be clear: this rhetoric is condemned by the House Republican Conference.
https://t.co/KnliN3YbJ2 is the complete text of my statement.
May 25, 2021 — Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader)
Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, described Greene’s remarks as one of her “regular outbursts that are utterly disgusting and repulsive.” Any disciplinary action against her, according to McConnell, would have to come from the House.
Rep. Elise Stefanik, the third-ranking Republican in the House, rebuked Greene in a tweet that didn’t mention him by name. This is a condensed version of the information.