The House of Representatives has stripped Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments.
According to the CNN, Wednesday’s vote was 230-199, with congress members voting largely down party lines. All Democrats and 11 Republicans voted in favor of the resolution, citing concern over Greene’s inflammatory rhetoric and support for baseless QAnon conspiracy theories.
The Georgia lawmaker and outspoken Trump supporter has received widespread backlash for her social media comments that suggested 9/11 was an inside job and that a number of school shootings were staged by gun-control advocates.
Greene attempted to defend her online activity prior to Wednesday’s vote, claiming she was drawn toward QAnon conspiracy theories in 2017, after “seeing things in the news that didn’t make sense to me.”
“The problem with that is though is I was allowed to believe things that weren’t true, and I would ask questions about them and talk about them, and that is absolutely what I regret,” she said. “… 9/11 absolutely happened … school shootings are absolutely real and every child that is lost, those families mourn it … These were words of the past, and these things do not represent me. They do not represent my district, and they do not represent my values.”
This story is being updated.