A Massachusetts congresswoman is criticizing her Republican colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives who are supporting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, who represents the 5th congressional district of Massachusetts, and other House Democrats are upset that Greene was appointed to the House Education and Labor Committee.
Greene, a freshman GOP congresswoman who represents Georgia's 14th congressional district, has come under fire for supporting social media posts that advocated violence against Democratic officials.
In social media posts reported by Media Matters for America, a liberal watchdog group, Greene pushed conspiracy theories and “liked” posts that challenged the veracity of mass shootings at schools in Newtown, Connecticut, and Parkland, Florida.
"That they put her on the Education Committee, it's a statement of where the Republicans are in the House at this time. They are the party of Marjorie Taylor Greene, and they need to look themselves in the mirror and remember their oath of office and that they work for the American people -- and that the American people are going to demand that we have a Congress that responds to them," Clark said during an appearance on WCVB's "On the Record."
"We can differ on policy, but we cannot be tolerant on calls for violence," Clark added.
Clark says a full investigation is needed before determining punishments for Republicans in Congress who are accused of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Greene, a die-hard supporter of former President Donald Trump, has a long history of incendiary social media posts — including ones in which she expressed racist views and support for QAnon conspiracy theories, which focus on the debunked belief that top Democrats are involved in child sex trafficking, Satan worship and cannibalism. Most of her pronouncements were reported publicly before she won her Republican primary in August and the general election in November.
She has also spread false claims about the integrity of November’s presidential election — repeating Trump’s baseless allegations of fraud — and railed against public health requirements implemented to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
A report from CNN published last week surfaced social media activity where Greene showed support for Facebook posts that advocated violence against Democrats and the FBI, including posts that called for the death of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former President Barack Obama.
Greene tweeted a response, saying: “Many posts have been liked. Many posts have been shared. Some did not represent my views.”
A spokesman for House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement to Axios that the posts were “deeply disturbing” and said McCarthy would “have a conversation” with Greene about them.
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