Marjorie Taylor Greene booted from committees

The Gist: Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has been voted out of the two congressional committees she serves on by a bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives.

Greene was initially assigned to the education and budget committees. After the vote, she no longer serves on any committees.

The Vote: 11 Republicans joined Democrats to vote in favor of removing Greene from her committee assignments. The final vote was 230-199. None of Georgia’s Republican members of Congress voted with the Democrats.

The Controversy: Greene has been a lightning rod for controversy since she announced she was running for office, due to her social media posts that appear to support several QAnon conspiracy theories. The most recent controversy stems from a CNN report that shows she liked and commented on posts that suggested violence against current and former democratic elected officials.

About Marjorie Taylor Greene: Marjorie Taylor Greene is a Republican Congresswoman who represents Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, which includes the Northwest Georgia counties of Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Polk, Walker, Whitfield and some of Pickens County.

About Georgia’s 14th Congressional District: According to the U.S. Census, Greene’s district is 85.3% white and has a median household income of $42,700. The district has a high school graduation rate of 79.1% and a college graduation rate of 16.6%.

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