Representative Jim Cooper (D-TN-05) will release a bill next week proposing the expulsion of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA-14). Cooper jumped to co-sponsor the resolution to expel Greene promised by Representative Jimmy Gomez (D-CA-34) after a sampling of Greene’s old social media posts were published by the media in spades.
Cooper made the announcement in a Twitter post on Thursday, claiming that “she’s a danger to the House [and] to the country.”
I’ve joined my colleagues to address ongoing concerns about GA GOP @RepMTG. We’ve requested she be removed from the @EdLaborCmte & be censured. I’ve also co-sponsored a bill to expel her from the House & it will be intro’d next week. She’s a danger to the House & to the country. https://t.co/UOVGo7mZEc
— Jim Cooper (@repjimcooper) January 28, 2021
Cooper had retweeted a letter from Representative Jahana Hayes (D-CT-05) requesting the censorship of Greene and her removal from the Education and Labor Committee.
The responses from within the Democratic ranks came after past remarks made by Greene – including references to violence against politicians and criticism of school shooting politics – resurfaced. Democrats also widened their scope of criticism, calling the freshman congresswoman a racist and conspiracy theorist based on other past statements.
Greene responded to the expulsion bill in a post of her own, though she didn’t mention Cooper or Gomez by name. Instead, she rallied for support.
Greene also alleged in a lengthy Twitter thread that the media failed to recognize the plethora of posts concurrent to the controversial ones. These posts depicted an entirely different side to Greene contradicting some of the allegations raised against her, including expressed love for famed Black poet Maya Angelou and body positivity.
Since the media wants to define me by my old social media posts, then why won’t they run breaking news stories on these old post of mine?
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 28, 2021
The hubbub over Greene’s past social media engagements as highlighted by the mainstream media doesn’t appear to have diminished her value in the eyes of her constituents or national supporters. According to Greene, her campaign account flooded with donations totaling over $1.6 million and messages from nearly 60,000 individuals expressing their support.
“Contributions of $.50 or a $100 are significant statements of support, but the heartfelt prayers and encouraging messages telling me to keep standing strong against the mob are what’s most significant to me,” wrote Greene. “I will never back down. I will never give up. Because I am one of you. And I will always represent you. I take all of these slings and arrows gladly for you.”
Neither Cooper’s or Greene’s spokespersons responded to a request for comment.
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