Marjorie Taylor Greene: ‘I Truly Support Freedom of the Press’

Date: 2021-02-05 17:15:22

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Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene held a press conference Friday after a fiercely divided House has tossed her off both her committees.

“Free speech really matters. And yesterday, when the Democrats and 11 of my Republican colleagues decided to strip me of my committee assignments, education and labor and the Budget Committee, you know what they did? They actually stripped my district of their voice,” Greene said.

It was an unprecedented punishment for the chamber and it reflected Democrats’ outrage at the hateful and violent conspiracy theories Greene has helped spread.

Nearly all Republicans voted against the Democratic move, but none of them defended her lengthy history of outrageous social media posts.

That illustrated the ticklish political spot Greene put her party in, forcing them to declare whether they should punish or condone a lawmaker who is a close ally of former President Donald Trump.

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