“Her very presence in office represents a direct threat against the elected officials and staff who serve our government, and it is with their safety in mind, as well as the security of institutions and public servants across our country, that I call on my House colleagues to support my resolution to immediately remove Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from this legislative body,” Gomez said in a statement announcing the resolution.
The resolution was cosponsored by more than 70 House Democrats, including Representatives Jake Auchincloss, Ayanna Pressley, Lori Trahan, and Seth Moulton of the Massachusetts delegation.
The expulsion resolution pushed by Democrats comes after the House voted in February to remove Greene from both of her committees, citing her history of incendiary social media posts. Greene has said most of her most controversial posts were written before she was elected, and that she no longer supports QAnon, the baseless belief that Donald Trump waged a secret battle against a cabal of satanic child-molesting cannibals.
Meanwhile, Twitter briefly suspended Greene’s account on Friday, but later said the move was a mistake.
The Georgia Republican, who has in the past promoted violence against Democrats and conspiracy theories about QAnon and the 9/11 attacks, was unable to post to her account for 12 hours.
San Francisco-based Twitter later said one of the platform’s automated systems suspended Greene by mistake. “This action has been reversed, and access to the account has been reinstated,” the company said in a statement.
The freshman lawmaker then used her account to express her skepticism about Twitter’s explanation to her more than 380,000 followers.
“I was just told @Twitter suspended me for 12 hrs in ‘error,’ on the same day Dems introduced a resolution to expel me from Congress,” she posted. “What a coincidence?”
Calls to Greene’s three official congressional offices went to inactive voice mails on Friday. Messages sent through e-mail and social media were not immediately returned.