Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) latest publicity stunt is claiming that she will file a resolution to expel Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) from Congress. It has no chance of succeeding.
While Greene, a Q-Anon believer with a long history of espousing outlandish conspiracy theories and making blatantly untrue statements currently serving her first term, Waters is a longtime member of Congress and civil rights champion.
In a statement released on Sunday, Greene said she will “be introducing a resolution to expel Rep. Maxine Waters from Congress for her continual incitement of violence.”
Waters spoke to protestors demonstrating over the latest police shooting of a young Black man, Daunte Wright, in Minnesota.
Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is currently on trial for the killing of George Floyd by kneeling on his neck until Floyd suffocated. Tensions in the city have been high and Wright’s death has only increased the pressure for justice.
Waters told reporters she was “going to fight with all of the people who stand for justice,” because, “we’ve got to get justice in this country, and we cannot allow these killings to continue.”
“We’ve got to stay on the street, and we’ve got to get more active,” if Chauvin is found not guilty despite overwhelming evidence against him. “We’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”
Greene claims that Waters’s statements serve as an exhortation for rioting and violence against police and national guard troops. This is ironic considering how Greene herself faced criticism for fanning the flames of the January 6 Capitol Riots, referring to it as a “1776 moment,” a reference to the American Revolution, and promoting conspiracy theories that President Joe Biden stole the 2020 presidential elections.
Greene has been at the forefront of opposition to LGBTQ equality in Congress.
She introduced multiple motions to shut down Congress just before it debated the Equality Act, which would ban anti-LGBTQ discrimination. The motions didn’t pass, but they forced her colleagues to vote on the pointless motions and ate up over an hour of debate time to make the point that LGBTQ discrimination should remain legal. She called the Equality Act “DISGUSTING, IMMORAL, AND EVIL” in a statement.
Greene, whose career in politics started by protesting Drag Queen Story Hours, put up a sign that said “There are TWO genders: MALE & FEMALE. ‘Trust The Science!’” in response to Rep. Marie Newman (D-IL) putting up a transgender flag outside of her office. Newman’s child is transgender.