The House is set to vote on whether or not Marjorie Taylor Greene should be removed from her committee assignments after threatening to assassinate Speaker Nancy Pelosi. While there are other conspiracy theories from Greene like 9/11 being an inside job and a plane not really hitting the pentagon, or that school shootings are all false flags, polls show support for Greene.
Axios reported Wednesday night that Republican voters prefer Greene over Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who was just supported among 154 of her colleagues to the 61 who attempted to oust her. Ahead of the secret ballot vote for Cheney, the House GOP Caucus heard arguments about Greene, and after she spoke, she got a standing ovation, MSNBC/NBC’s Jake Sherman reported.
Just for context, @mtgreenee got a standing ovation from some Republicans after a quick speech in the meeting.
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“Conspiracist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is far more popular than Rep. Liz Cheney among Americans who align with the Republican Party, according to a new Axios-SurveyMonkey poll,” the report said. “McCarthy enjoys the highest favorable versus unfavorable ratings (net favorability) of the four among Republicans, at 38%-16% (+22); followed by Greene, at 28%-18% (+10); McConnell, at 31%-46% (-15); and Cheney, at 14%-42% (-28).”
The report also explained that Greene doesn’t enjoy the level of name recognition that others do, only 51% of respondents said they knew who she was. That said, Republicans were three times more likely to agree that their views aligned with Greene over Cheney.
Popularity for Greene among the party’s most ardent supporters may predict whether Republicans plan to support her in the House vote. Others may try to find a third way out, similar to what has been done with impeachment in the Senate. The House GOP could try to argue that it’s their business who they appoint where and that Democrats have no power to reprimand one of their members.
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) have also argued where the line would be drawn with people like Greene. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), chairman of the Rules Committee, answered it by saying that it wherever it begins and ends, it should probably include that advocating putting “a bullet to the head” of a fellow member.
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— Rep. Jim McGovern (@Rep. Jim McGovern)1612386136.0