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Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

"On the other hand, you have comments from Ilhan Omar, Nancy Pelosi. a whole plethora of folks who, while they're sitting here, have made offensive or risky statements as well", Biggs said, without elaborating."We're really trying to say, look, if it's good for the goose, it's good for the gander, but maybe what should happen is we let Republicans take care of our own, and you Democrats take care of your own", he continued, "and when someone is elected - and by the way, most of these statements were known when [Greene] was running, and she won overwhelmingly".

House Democrats, who control the chamber, have taken the unusual step of filing a resolution that would strip Greene of her committee assignments, denying her one of the most important responsibilities a lawmaker can fulfill.

During Wednesday evening's meeting, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy reportedly explained why he wouldn't remove Greene from either committee, and Greene addressed some of the outlandish statements she's made.

Greene is in the hotseat for having supported conspiracy theories and online calls for violence against Democrats - views that have drawn sharp criticism from Senate Republicans including leader Mitch McConnell, who warned against "looney lies and conspiracy theories".

Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) wears a "Trump Won" face mask as she arrives on the floor of the House to take her oath of office as a newly elected member of the 117th House of Representatives in Washington, DC, US, on January 3, 2021.

As if to illustrate that point, Greene herself tweeted fundraising appeals Tuesday that said, "With your support, the Democrat mob can't cancel me", beneath a picture of herself standing with Trump. "If this isn't the bottom line, I don't know where the hell the bottom line is".

Penalizing Cheney for what McConnell called a "vote of conscience" on impeachment would be awkward without also punishing Greene.

Republicans had appointed Greene to the Education and Labor Committee, a decision that drew especially harsh criticism because of her suggestions that school shootings in CT and Florida could be hoaxes.

Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, the top Republican on the Rules Committee, said Ms. "No matter what @GOPLeader does it would never be enough for the hate America Democrats", she tweeted early Wednesday. "All I am saying is I would like some process to do that". She's also on the Budget Committee. Trump is the only president in USA history to be impeached twice and will be the first to undergo an impeachment trial after leaving office. "If you're going to keep Liz Cheney in leadership, there's no party". In a statement Tuesday that didn't use Greene's name, the usually circumspect McConnell called her "loony lies" a "cancer" on the GOP. She previously "liked" a Facebook post claiming that the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018, which killed 17 people, was a "false flag" operation, the watchdog group Media Matters reported.

During the meeting, Rep. Tom Rice of SC - who also voted to impeach - criticized McCarthy for trekking down to Mar-a-Lago last week to make amends with Trump, according to sources inside the room. Instead, the pushback has mainly come from Senate Republicans, who evidently feared that Greene was dragging down the entire GOP brand.

But now comes McConnell weighing in on some doings inside the Republican Party's House conference. But it was unclear whether GOP lawmakers would vote on that during Wednesday's meeting or if McCarthy would somehow delay that showdown.

A spokesperson from her office said: "The support from NW Georgia and across the entire country has been overwhelming".

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