House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lashed out at House GOP leadership for putting QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on the Education committee, pointing to past comments of Greene’s in which the Georgia Republican said school shootings were ‘staged.’
‘What could they be thinking? Or is thinking too generous a word for what they might be doing. It’s absolutely appalling and I think that the focus has to be on the Republican leadership of this House of Representatives for the disregard they have for the death of those children,’ Pelosi said today at her weekly press conference.
Pelosi said top Republicans were willing to ‘overlook’ Greene’s comments ‘when she has mocked the killing of little children,’ pointing specifically to the massacres at Sandy Hook Elementary and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Greene, who was sworn-in earlier this month, was placed on the House Education & Labor Committee over the objection of the Democratic chair of the panel.
Pelosi had been asked about Greene’s social media postings – and what Pelosi would like to see happen to the Georgia lawmaker.
Since a Tuesday CNN report on Greene’s Facebook posts, California Democratic Rep. Jimmy Gomez introduced a resolution to expel Greene from Congress, while other House Democrats have called for her resignation.
David Hogg, who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, recommended that Greene be stripped of her committee assignments, a step House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy took in 2019 to punish then Rep. Steve King for making racist statements.
A video went viral Wednesday of Greene following Hogg around Capitol Hill before she was a member of Congress.
During the 2-minute long video, Greene charges Hogg with ‘using kids as a barrier’ and taking money from George Soros. Greene asks Hogg why he supported ‘red flag laws that attack our Second Amendment.’
Greene talked about being armed.
‘If school zones were protected with security guards with guns, there would be no mass shootings, did you know that?’ she tells Hogg.
The video was making the rounds on the heels of a CNN report that said Greene had indicated support on Facebook in 2018 and 2019 for executing top Democrats, including Pelosi.
Greene had liked a post that said ‘a bullet to the head would be quicker’ to remove Pelosi from office.
In an April 2018 post of Greene’s on the Iran nuclear deal, Greene responded to a commenter who asked her, ‘Now do we get to hang them ?? Meaning H & O???,’ the individual asked, referring to former President Barack Obama and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
‘Stage is being set. Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off,’ Greene replied.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office initially said in a statement that the House GOP leader would ‘have a conversation’ with Greene about her ‘deeply disturbing’ comments, referring to CNN’s report on her Facebook posts.
Greene has previously shown support for the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory, which centers on the ex-president making moves against a Satan-worshipping, cannibalistic, child sex trafficking ring filled with Democratic politicians and prominent liberals.
She also backed the right-wing attack on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.