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Democrats Will Try To Expel Marjorie Taylor Greene From Congress. It's A Horrible Idea

If you have followed me for any significant length of time, you know how I feel about Marjorie Taylor Greene. If not, check out my piece on RedState titled “Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Has Become An Albatross Around The GOP’s Neck.”

Despite my opinion of Greene, I opposed House Democrats decision to strip her from her committee assignments. Democrats were far too hypocritical to make such a move given the fact that they excused the same type of bigotry demonstrated by Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). Moreover, it is traditionally up to the party to strip one of its Congress members of their committee assignments.

But, they did it anyway.

Now, House Democrats are trying to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress, and it is likely one of the worst ideas they have had since the Green New Deal.

The Washington Examiner reported:

"Dozens of House Democrats are rallying behind a long-shot bid to expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress.
Rep. Jimmy Gomez, a Democrat from California, plans to introduce a short resolution on Friday, which has 72 Democratic co-sponsors."

A spokesperson for Gomez told Forbes: “Despite numerous efforts to reach out to House Republicans – and quite a few conversations – none of them were willing to publicly support the resolution at this time.”
No surprises here, right?

But here’s the rub: House Democrats need a two-thirds supermajority to expel Greene from Congress. Unfortunately for them, they only control the House 219 to 211, so at this point, it’s nothing but political theater. In fact, it seems like overkill given the fact that they already succeeded in stripping her of committee positions using absurd and even bigoted remarks she made before taking office.

Of course Greene, who is closer to a Republican AOC than anything else, capitalized on the Democrats’ move by tweeting about it.

"There is nothing more threatening to Democrats than strong Republican Women!!! Democrats are trying [to] overturn the will of the People who voted for both myself and [Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks]," Greene wrote, referring to Democrats’ effort to overturn a Republican victory in Iowa. “House Democrats have declared war on House Republican Women!"
But here’s the thing: Even if Democrats were to succeed, it would be yet another emotionally-motivated move that would come back to bite them later. It seems they are unconcerned about the long-term, which is typically more of a Republican flaw than Democrats, who excel at playing the long game.

Even in stripping Greene of her committee assignments, they opened the door for Republicans to retaliate in similar fashion once they regain control of the House. Even as the debate raged over the Democrats’ move, Republican lawmakers introduced a provision to give Omar and Tlaib the same treatment. It is almost as if the GOP is sending a message to the Democrats: We won’t hesitate to use your own tactics against you after we seize control of the lower chamber in 2022.

While House Democrats actions against Greene are clearly a ploy being undertaken for virtue signaling purposes, their over-the-top response is not going to help them politically. For starters, Democrats are trying overturn the will of the people who, for better or worse, voted to put her in that office. The only people who should be deciding Greene’s political fate are her constituents, unless she engages in egregious or illegal activity.
Additionally, while her grandstanding antics are annoying to people on both sides, Democrats trying to remove her from office under ridiculous pretenses makes them look just as ridiculous. Of course, Democrats and far-left folks love the performance, but those in the middle will likely see both Greene and Democrats in a negative light – and they should.

Perhaps this is what our politics is now: Kabuki theater performances devoid of substance. It seems that too many members of Congress are there only to perform rather than to solve problems or represent their constituents. Of course, we cannot discount the notion that these actors also play a deeper role: distracting us from what the government does not want us to see. The question is: What are we going to do about it?

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