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COLLUSION? Twitter Suspends Rep. Marjorie Greene as House Dems Move to Expel

'They're doing everything they can to silence me because I am a threat to the Swamp!'

As House Democrats attempted to silence the voices of nearly 230,000 voters in Georgia‘s 14th congressional district, Twitter tried to muzzle their duly elected congresswoman, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.

Today Democrats are introducing a resolution to EXPEL me from Congress.

And all of a sudden overnight, Twitter suspended me at 1 am for 12 hours for absolutely no reason, with no explanation.

They’re doing everything they can to silence me because I am a threat to the Swamp!

— Marjorie Taylor Greene RealMarjorieGreene

Friday, March 19, 2021

Today Democrats are introducing a resolution to EXPEL me from Congress,” Greene posted on the the conservative-friendly platform Parler.

“And all of a sudden overnight, Twitter suspended me at 1 am for 12 hours for absolutely no reason, with no explanation,” she continued. “They’re doing everything they can to silence me because I am a threat to the Swamp!”

On Friday, Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., filed the resolution to expel Greene from Congress.

“I take no joy in introducing this resolution, but any member who [in]cites political violence and threatens our lives must be expelled,” Gomez claimed, according to CNN.

Despite his lofty grandstanding, Gomez’s move may have been a retaliatory action after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., sought on Thursday to have Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., removed from the House Intelligence Committee over his ties to a Chinese honey-trap spy.

Many Democrats tacitly condoned and—in some cases—openly endorsed violence against their Republican colleagues during the Trump administration, including Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., who called on her constituents to “get in their faces.”

However, Gomez made no reference to those statements, which figured prominently in former president Donald Trump’s defense after House Democrats impeached him for inciting violence in the wake of the Jan. 6 US Capitol uprising.

“I believe some of my Republican colleagues, and one in particular, wish harmed upon this legislative body,” Gomez said.

“I’m not saying this for shock value,” he continued. “It’s the conclusion I drew after a member of Congress advocated violence against our peers, the speaker and our government.”

In the hours before Gomez’s resolution, Twitter conveniently announced, too, that it was implementing a 12-hour suspension of Greene’s account.

But the fiery freshman congresswoman pushed back via Parler, using the conspiratorial left-wing effort to cancel her as a fundraising push.

RealMarjorieGreene parleyed.

— Marjorie Taylor Greene RealMarjorieGreene

Friday, March 19, 2021

Greene later posted an update saying Twitter had claimed the 12-hour suspension was an “error,” but she remained skeptical, calling on CEO Jack Dorsey to respond directly to her email.

“What a coincidence? Twitter’s little error wasn’t resolved until after 12 hrs.,” she wrote.

The expulsion attempt followed House Democrats’ successful bid last month to censure Greene and strip her of her committee assignments over her allegedly controversial comments.

Although House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., claimed that party leadership was not backing Gomez’s resolution, it received the support of 72 Democrats, CNN said.

Pelosi made similar claims in 2019 about not wanting to impeach then-President Donald Trump without strong bipartisan support.

However, she proceeded to do so anyway, based on a complaint to the inspector general’s office by an anonymous partisan whistleblower about an objectionable phone call. That effort ultimately received no Republican support but led one House Democrat to change parties.

With a 10-vote margin currently separating Democrats and Republicans in the House, Pelosi and her team are desperate to pad their lead in any way possible.

That has included floating the idea of removing Rep. Mariannette Miller–Meeks, R-Iowa, who defeated incumbent Democrat Rita Hart by a margin of six votes last November.

Nonetheless, Pelosi has appeared to see some benefit to having the maverick Greene around as a liability to her party, much the way Rep. Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez, D-NY, and her fellow “Squad” members have been a thorn in Pelosi’s own side.

Pelosi and other party ‘thought’-leaders have repeatedly issued talking points attacking Greene and have even begun running campaign ads to link their Republican opponents to supposedly right-wing QAnon conspiracy theories.

In February, Pelosi issued a press release from her official House website claiming that the GOP was “rapidly morphing into GQP with strong support for Greene.”

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