“Remove Green Then Remove These Democrats Too” Republican Says
A House Republican who voted to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., of her committee assignments called for fair play and the removal of some Democrats for equally outrageous behavior.
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., voted in favor of action against Greene. But then, in a Twitter thread, he explained that Greene’s past remarks were "unacceptable" but added "also members I’ve consistently said should be removed from committee assignments for their irresponsible, inflammatory speech."
He then went on to site a Feb. 2019 incident involving Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, who was accused of anti-Semitism after she made remarks critical of Israel and alleged the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, was paying politicians to take a favorable stance toward the country. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Omar, who later apologized for the remarks.
Diaz-Balart also called out Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters called on supporters to confront members of former President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. What about Rep. Cynthia McKinney, who implied in 2002 that members of former President George W. Bush administration may have had advance knowledge of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
"If MTG is being removed from her committee positions for her past inappropriate comments, then these members should've received the same treatment. I'll continue to demand that Democratic leadership & the press stop the double standard & hold these members equally accountable." Diaz-Balart said.