Last Updated on February 3, 2021
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) villified Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) in a statement released Wednesday, “unequivocally” condemning her for statements about Democrat politicians that he claims “have caused deep wounds to many” and “do not represent the values or beliefs of the House Republican Conference.”
McCarthy’s statement comes as House Democrats push to oust Greene from her committee posts after taking offense at her political views, which are in alignment of with most of the 74 million Americans who voted for President Donald Trump.
“Past comments from and endorsed by Marjorie Taylor Greene on school shootings, political violence, and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories do not represent the values or beliefs of the House Republican Conference,” McCarthy’s statement declared. “I condemn those comments unequivocally. I condemned them in the past. I continue to condemn them today. This House condemned QAnon last Congress and continues to do so today.”
It is unclear what “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories” McCarthy is referencing, as National File could not uncover any statements of the sort made by Greene. Twitters users circulated the false rumor that Greene blamed wildfires on a “Jewish space laser” earlier this month, but Greene has never publicly used such language.
“I understand that Marjorie’s comments have caused deep wounds to many and as a result, I offered Majority Leader Hoyer a path to lower the temperature and address these concerns,” McCarthy added.
The backlash from House Democrats’ desperate attempt to have Greene stripped of her committee assignments has resulted in a similar campaign by Republicans to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (R-MN) from her respective committee posts, citing Omar’s history of making historically ignorant and false statements.
McCarthy has previously defended Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) who has been censured in her home state for supporting a bizarre impeachment attempt against a President who is no longer in office.
Despite his condemnation of Greene, McCarthy stated that he would be pursuing disciplinary actions against her, much to the dismay of House Democrats.