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These are the lawmakers calling for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's expulsion, censure or other punishment

Posted January 29, 2021 8:30 p.m. EST

— A number of Democratic House members are calling for Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to be removed from Congress, censured or face other punishment since a number of inflammatory past comments have come to light.

CNN reported that the freshman congresswoman from Georgia repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democratic politicians in 2018 and 2019, according to a CNN KFile review of hundreds of posts and comments from her Facebook page. In the days after CNN's reporting, other past comments and actions from recent years resurfaced, including a confrontation with Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg, and another post agreeing with people who said the Parkland shooting was a "false flag" operation.

Greene has also deleted videos she posted on Facebook Live where she said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is "guilty of treason" and that she will "suffer death or she'll be in prison" for her "treason."

Lawmakers calling for Greene's expulsion from Congress

As of Friday evening, at least 50 House lawmakers have signed onto a resolution to be introduced by Democratic Rep. Jimmy Gomez calling for Greene's expulsion from Congress.

Under the Constitution, the House of Representatives has the power to expel any member with a two-thirds vote, but it's unlikely Greene will be forced to give up her seat. Republicans control just under half the seats in the chamber, and GOP leadership has not shown any steps so far toward reprimanding Greene for her comments or previous posts.

Democrats

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New YorkRep. Ilhan Omar of MinnesotaRep. Ayanna Pressley of MassachusettsRep. Rashida Tlaib of MichiganRep. Maxine Waters of CaliforniaRep. Ro Khanna of CaliforniaRep. Jason Crow of ColoradoRep. Pramila Jayapal of WashingtonRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of FloridaRep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New JerseyRep. Joyce Beatty of OhioRep. Darren Soto of FloridaRep. Barbara Lee of CaliforniaRep. Ritchie Torres of New YorkRep. Nydia Velázquez of New YorkRep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia Rep. Matt Cartwright of PennsylvaniaRep. Marilyn Strickland of WashingtonRep. Kathleen Rice of New YorkRep. Raúl Grijalva of ArizonaRep. Nikema Williams of GeorgiaRep. Veronica Escobar of TexasRep. Jamaal Bowman of New YorkRep. Jahana Hayes of ConnecticutRep. Dwight Evans of PennsylvaniaRep. Donald McEachin of VirginiaRep. Albio Sires of New JerseyRep. André Carson of IndianaRep. Judy Chu of CaliforniaRep. Jacob Auchincloss of MassachusettsRep. Mark DeSaulnier of CaliforniaRep. John Larson of ConnecticutRep. David Trone of MarylandRep. Susan Wild of PennsylvaniaRep. Juan Vargas of CaliforniaRep. Robin Kelly of IllinoisRep. Frederica Wilson of FloridaRep. Bill Pascrell of New JerseyRep. Alan Lowenthal of CaliforniaRep. Ann Kuster of New HampshireRep. Jim Cooper of TennesseeRep. Jerry McNerney of CaliforniaRep. Adriano Espaillat of New YorkRep. Dina Titus of NevadaRep. Yvette Clarke of New YorkRep. Ted Deutch of FloridaRep. Ruben Gallego of ArizonaRep. Earl Blumenauer of OregonRep. Donald Payne Jr. of New JerseyRep. Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania

Lawmakers calling for her censure

Some lawmakers are urging for Greene's censure. Censuring a member of the House represents the chamber's deep disapproval of a member's misconduct and is imposed with a simple majority vote. Democrats maintain a slight majority in the House.

Democrats

Rep. Nikema Williams of GeorgiaRep. Sara Jacobs of California

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