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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Langevin explains why he voted to remove Q-Anon crazy from Education, Budget committees

Langevin Statement on Relieving Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Committee Assignments

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) announced his support for H. Res. 72, a resolution to relieve Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of her seats on the House Education and Labor Committee and Budget Committee, and issued the following statement: 

“Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s reprehensible behavior will undermine the critical work of the House Committees on the Budget and on Education and Labor. Her violent rhetoric, incendiary approach, and peddling of conspiracy theories about tragedies like the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, are inexcusable. 

“Representative Greene has also endorsed threats against her fellow Congressmembers, a truly extraordinary breach of democratic norms and the kind of rhetoric that led to the devastating attack on the Capitol last month. I wish my Republican colleagues had shown the courage to reject QAnon and similar conspiracies and taken action to police their own membership. 

“However, as Republicans continue to refuse to hold Representative Taylor Greene accountable and fail to condemn the misinformation that has so polluted our discourse, I will vote to strip Representative Greene of her committee assignments and make clear that threats and lies in the interest of political expediency cannot be rewarded.”

The motion to remove Taylor Green from her committee assignments passed 230 to 199 with 11 Republicans voting with Democrats to pass this measure.