By Daniel Newhauser | Arizona Mirror
Dozens of U.S. House Democrats, including two from Arizona, backed a resolution filed Friday to expel controversial U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress, an extraordinary measure that’s only been successfully employed twice since the Civil War.
U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez filed the expulsion resolution, after introducing it in January. The text of the legislation is simple, noting that Greene, a Georgia Republican, is hereby “expelled from the House of Representatives.”
In a floor speech, the California Democrat cited Greene’s role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and press reports that revealed that before being elected, Greene had expressed support online for violence against top Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“I take no joy in introducing this resolution, but any member who incites political violence and threatens our lives must be expelled,” Gomez said.
The measure is unlikely to go any further, however.