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Jaime Herrera Beutler Statement on Vote to Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from Committee Assignments

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Washington, February 4, 2021 | comments

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today released the following statement outlining her position on the upcoming vote to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments:

“Marjorie Taylor Greene has espoused and amplified views that are not just objectionable, but insane. I’m sorry, but an airplane really did hit the Pentagon on 9/11. There is no cabal of celebrities and Democratic politicians running a satanic pedophile ring out of a pizza parlor. School shootings are not ‘false flag events.’ California wildfires were not ignited by a space laser. And the presidential election was NOT stolen. It is a national shame that politicians who know better, and maybe unfortunately a few who don't know better, nurture wrongheaded and dangerous beliefs and coddle the voters who hold them. People deserve the truth.

“Republicans can show leadership by sanctioning her. I've expressed my view on this matter to Republican leadership. But what I won't do is vote on the House floor to set a new precedent where the majority party now dictates to the minority the way in which it seats its members. That is a route to madness. The pendulum swings both ways. If we take this vote today and Republicans retake the majority next year, the temptation will be strong to kick the most controversial Democrats off their committees and we create a new way to endlessly fight with each other instead of getting things done for the American people.

“Rep. Greene’s actions should be dealt with in a manner that does as little additional damage to the institution of Congress as possible, and that is not through a floor vote in the House.”

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