House Democrats are seeking to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from committee assignments, as McConnell calls her “loony lies” a “cancer” on GOP, plus, Democrat Stacey Abrams nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
House Democrats move to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees assignments
House Democrats have filed a resolution to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from committee assignments
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has faced a backlash over several inflammatory statements, as well as is accused of making false statements. Now, Democrats in the House and introduced a resolution in order to remove her from two committee assignments. The resolution seeks to remove Taylor Greene from the House Education & Labor Committee and the House Budget Committee.
Taylor Greene is a freshman Congresswoman who came under scrutiny last week for making statements alleged to be conspiracy theories. In one statement that school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and Parkland, Florida, were staged, as well as a claim that the 2018 California wildfires were started by “Jewish space lasers,” NBC reported.
McConnell calls out Marjorie Taylor Green’s ‘Loony Lies’ as a ‘Cancer’ on GOP
While not mentioning Marjorie Taylor Greene by name, but the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made rare scathing remarks about a freshman Congresswoman from the other chamber over her embrace of “loony lies and conspiracy theories,” calling it a “cancer for the Republican Party.”
“Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality,” McConnell said in a statement that was first shared with and reported by The Hill. “This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”
Stacey Abrams nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Democratic party politician and US voting rights activist Stacey Abrams has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for her work in promoting nonviolent change through the ballot box, a Norwegian lawmaker announced on Monday, Reuters reported.
Abrams has been credited for her work in boosting voter turnout last year, especially in Georgia.
Lars Haltbrekken, a Socialist Party member of Norway’s parliament, said of Abrams: “[Her] work follows in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s footsteps in the fight for equality before the law and for civil rights.”
“Abrams’ efforts to complete King’s work are crucial if the United States of America shall succeed in its effort to create fraternity between all its peoples and a peaceful and just society,” Haltbrekken added.