Ask your House Rep to support the resolution to strip committee assignments from first-termer Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress as well as a second resolution to expel her from Congress.
Newly elected Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene wasted no time distinguishing herself in the House of Representatives–but not in a good way.
Rep. Jimmy Gomez of California’s 34th district announced on January 27, 2021, that he would introduce a resolution to expel Greene from Congress.
As of January 31, 2021, he has published the announcement on his website and made that announcement his pinned tweet. He also tweeted that his resolution had 53 co-sponsors as of January 30, but as we draft this story, we don’t yet see an actual House Resolution (H.R.) document on expelling Greene reflected at GovTrack.com.
See the statement on Gomez’s website: https://gomez.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=2222
Since then–and since we drafted and filed this story–House Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida filed a resolution to strip Greene of her committee assignments. Her Republican colleagues seated Greene on the Budget committee and the (not a joke, we must stress, this is real) Education and Labor committee.
The House of Representatives scheduled a vote on Wasserman Schultz’s resolution TODAY.
See a story from The Hill on Wasserman Schultz’s resolution:
See Wasserman Schultz’s resolution: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117hres72.pdf
Stripping Greene’s committee assignments is a good move, and we support it. But really, she needs to go. She’s been that bad, that fast–barely in Congress a month and she’s proven herself grotesquely unfit from 47 different angles.
What really needs to have happened is the Georgia GOP exercising quality control over Congressional candidates who run under its banner, but that ship has sailed.
Anyway. This is where you come in. We’re asking you to call your House Rep and voice support for the resolution to expel Congresswoman Greene.
For this action, you’ll call your House Rep and only your House Rep, because this is a House resolution.
Don’t know who your House Rep is? Don’t know how to contact that person? Find that info:
Before you call, check the official website and the social media feeds of your House Rep, to see what they’ve said, or failed to say, on this matter.
Sample script follows:
“Dear House Rep <Lastname,> I am <Firstname Lastname> from <town, state.> I am calling to voice support for Florida House Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s resolution to strip first-term rep Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments, and also speak up in favor of California House Rep Jimmy Gomez’s resolution to expel Greene from Congress.
I realize she’s been in Congress for barely a month. I could spend an hour reciting all the expulsion-worthy things she’s done in that brief span of time.
The larger point here, which underlies all the offenses Greene has committed and will continue to commit, is her exceptionally bad judgment. Unspeakably, unbelievably, incredibly, astonishingly, reprehensibly bad judgment. And when she’s called on her bad actions, she doubles down and by doing so displays still more exceptionally bad judgment.
Greene is unfit to serve in the House of Representatives. She’s completely and utterly unequipped–not just ill-equipped, but unequipped–to perform the duties of her office, and she shows no ability or willingness to learn and improve. If anything, she regards her ignorance as a virtue.
I urge you, as one of your constituents, to strip her of her committee assignments and remove her from the chamber.
<Substitute line for those to whom it applies: I see that you cosponsored the committee-stripping resolution/the expulsion resolution/both of your colleagues’ resolutions, and I thank you for signing on. You’re doing exactly what I want you to do as my elected representative. I appreciate it.>
<Substitute line for Californians represented by Gomez: I see you introduced the measure to expel Greene. I thank you for stepping up. You’re doing exactly what I want you to do as my elected representative. I appreciate it.>
<Substitute line for Floridians represented by Wasserman Schultz: I see you introduced the measure to strip Greene of her committee assignments. I thank you for moving this matter forward. You’re doing exactly what I want you to do as my elected representative. I appreciate it.>
Thank you for taking my call.”
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