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Marjorie Taylor Greene Removed From Freedom Caucus After Vote

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Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been removed from the House Freedom Caucus.

It came after a vote by the group, known for being extremely conservative, on Thursday.

“A vote was taken to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House Freedom Caucus for some of the things she’s done, Republican Rep. Andy Harris said on CNN.

It is the first time that a member has been removed from the group and Rep. Harris pointed to her support for House Speaker and California Rep. Kevin McCarthy and her attack on Rep. Lauren Boebert.

The first swipe Greene took at Boebert came during the vote for House Speaker.

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“We’re on multiple days now with multiple candidates from this group, so I’m not sure how Lauren Boebert on one hand can demand so much out of Kevin McCarthy, but then demand nothing out of someone else and then be willing to vote for them to be Speaker. That’s not serious,” she said.

“I could have done the politically easiest thing in the world and say ‘I’m not voting for this.’ You know what I could have done? I could have played politics. I could have said, ‘No, I’m not voting for this.’ I could have attacked leadership, I could have tweeted about it. I could have done interviews, and then I could have sent all of you a bunch of fundraising emails,” the representative said.

“So I chose to do the difficult thing, and you want to know how I did that? I did that because I like to sleep at night. I’m not gonna sit here and throw red meat, because that’s what people want to hear. I’m going to really think about this and consider this decision. And I’m gonna do the right thing,” she said.

In more recent news, Rep. Greene has taken her fight to remove former President Donald Trump’s impeachments.

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik of New York and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia are working to expunge Trump’s impeachments which, if the effort is successful, will reverse the previous filings and charges against him.

Stefanik’s resolution seeks to remove Trump’s impeachment related to the events of January 6. She argues that the facts and circumstances presented by House Democrats did not meet the burden of proof that Trump committed “high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Additionally, she is arguing that the impeachment did not demonstrate that Trump engaged in an “insurrection or rebellion against the United States.”

“The American people know Democrats weaponized the power of impeachment against President Donald Trump to advance their own extreme political agenda,” Stefanik noted in a press release, according to Breitbart News.

“From the beginning of this sham process, I stood up against Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff’s blatant attempt to shred the Constitution as House Democrats ignored the Constitution and failed to follow the legislative process,” she noted further. “President Donald Trump was rightfully acquitted, and it is past time to expunge Democrats’ sham smear against not only President Trump’s name but against millions of patriots across the country.”

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Meanwhile, Greene’s resolution seeks to expunge Trump’s 2019 impeachment over his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Democrats, on the word of an alleged whistleblower, claimed that Trump illegally withheld financial aid to the country in exchange for a commitment from Zelenskyy to investigate alleged illicit business activities involving Joe and Hunter Biden.

She claims that he “was wrongfully accused of misconduct, demonstrated by the information revealed in the FBI informant document that alleges Joe Biden took a $5 million bribe. The resolution asserts the articles of impeachment did not meet the burden of proof of ‘high Crimes and Misdemeanors,'” Breitbart noted further.

“The Democrats, led by Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, weaponized a perfect phone call with Ukraine to interfere with the 2020 election,” Greene said. “Meanwhile, the FBI had credible evidence of Joe and Hunter Biden’s corrupt dealings, confirming their involvement in a foreign bribery pay-to-play scheme and receipt of over $5 million each.

“All of this information was revealed to Congress by the FD-1023 form from the FBI’s most credible informant,” she continued. “The form vindicates President Trump and exposes the crimes of the Biden family.”

“I’m proud to work with Chairwoman Elise Stefanik on our joint resolutions to correct the record and clear President Trump’s good name,” she went on.

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