WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (FL-26) issued the following statement after voting for H.Res. 72 to remove Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments:
“I voted to remove Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments. Her comments and intent to spread lies and conspiracies must not be tolerated. When she goes after students, victims, and survivors of senseless gun violence as in the case of the Parkland High School shooting, she loses all credibility as someone assigned to crafting policies in protection of our children from violence. We cannot allow Congresswoman Greene’s comments and behavior to prevent us from governing responsibly.
“Now that this high standard has been set, I call on Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats to review and heavily weigh the consequences of similar anti-Semitic, conspiratorial, and violence-invoking comments made by House Democrats. Too often, Democratic Members of Congress are let off the hook when deeply hurtful comments are swept under the rug for the sake of political expedience. I look forward to my colleagues across the aisle applying this standard to all Members of Congress.
Originally published at https://gimenez.house.gov/2021/2/gimenez-votes-remove-congresswoman-marjorie-taylor-green-committee-assignments