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MTG Reintroduces Resolution To Censure Tlaib

'They Censured Adam Schiff, So They Should Be Able To Vote To Censure Her'

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has reintroduced her resolution to censure Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib.

Greene originally introduced the resolution to censure Tlaib nearly two weeks ago claiming the Michigan representative engaged in antisemitic activity, sympathized with a terrorist organization, and spearheaded an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Greene’s resolution was brought to the House floor last Wednesday for a vote but failed to pass with a vote of 181 to 214. Twenty-two representatives did not vote, while 16 voted “present.”

Greene reintroduced an edited version of her resolution on Monday which claimed Tlaib incited an “illegal occupation” rather than an “insurrection” at the Capitol.

“I reintroduced my privileged resolution to CENSURE Rashida Tlaib for antisemitism, spreading Pro-Hamas propaganda and inciting an illegal occupation in the Capitol complex,” Greene wrote. “The House will vote this week to hold her accountable for her actions.”

Greene announced she would reintroduce her resolution on Saturday noting the language change from “insurrection” to “illegal occupation” which “broke the same federal laws as Jan. 6 and led to hundreds of arrests and assault on Capitol police.”

Greene said she hoped the 23 House Republicans who voted against her original resolution would “use their freedom of speech in Congress to censure (condemn) Terrorist Tlaib’s speech, lies, and actions that incited an illegal occupation on Oct. 18.”

“They censured Adam Schiff, so they should be able to vote to censure her,” she wrote, referencing California Rep. Schiff’s June censure by House Republicans.

“We cannot stand by doing nothing while one of our colleagues calls for the genocide of our great friend and ally Israel,” Greene continued. “Terrorist Tlaib should be expelled, but let’s see if we can at least censure her.”

House Republicans opposed to Greene’s resolution included North Dakota Rep. Kelly Armstrong, Colorado Rep. Ken Buck, along with California Reps. John Duarte, Darrell Issa, Tom McClintock, and Doug LaMalfa.

Other House Republicans opposing Greene’s resolution included Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards, Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith, Wisconsin Reps. Glenn Grothman and Derrick Van Orden, Wyoming Rep. Harriet Hageman, Michigan Reps. Bill Huizenga, Tim Walberg, and John Moolenaar, South Dakota Rep. Dusty Johnson, Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, Georgia Reps. Rich McCormick and Austin Scott, Ohio Reps. Max Miller and Mike Turner, Iowa Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Texas Rep. Chip Roy, and Indiana Rep. Victoria Spartz.

Van Orden originally supported the resolution, but later changed his vote in the record, according to Greene.

Massie elaborated on his decision to vote against Greene’s resolution in an X post.

“January 6 protestors were not insurrectionists, nor were those led by Rep. Tlaib,” Massie wrote. “I voted to table a censure resolution of Rep. Tlaib in part because it was modeled after legislation that condemned J6 protestors.”

“Also: Free speech means protecting even the speech you don’t like,” Massie added.

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