House Dem looks to censure Rep. Greene

October 27, 2023
Robert Ayers

A Democratic congresswoman wants the House of Representatives to censure U.S. Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-GA). 

The congresswoman is U.S. Rep. Becca Balint (D-VT).

The Hill reports:

First-term Democratic Rep. Becca Balint (Vt.) made a move to force a vote on her resolution to censure Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) over the firebrand Georgia congresswoman’s many controversial comments — and in part as a response to Greene’s move to force a vote to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.).

Balint made her move on Thursday.

The resolution

As stated above, Balint has been trying to get the Republican-led House to censure Greene since at least the summer. This part of Balint's privileged resolution has stayed the same, more or less.

The Hill reports:

The resolution, first introduced in July, is a laundry list of around 40 points of grievance against Greene, many of which list her specific comments and the dates on which she said them — with Greene’s showing images of Hunter Biden in a House hearing being the most recent.

Greene, at the time, issued a statement in response, saying, "I don’t know who this freshman Democrat is."

"They must have terrible fundraising numbers because they’re pulling some ridiculous stunt. Looks like four pages of slander, because I looked at the first few lines and I was like, ‘That’s not even true,'" Greene said.

Now, Balint is looking to add to her resolution.

Censuring a censure

Balint, on Thursday, continued her attack on Greene by criticizing Greene for asking the House to censure U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

Balint, in a statement, said:

The fact that on the very first day of his leadership, he lets Marjorie Taylor Greene bring to the floor a resolution that is riddled with lies and falsehoods on my colleague — it won’t stand. This woman, Marjorie Taylor Greene — it seems to be her only purpose is to sic Americans after other Americans, to fend more hatred, to fan more dissension and fear-mongering. We have got to have a bottom here.

Greene is looking to have Tlaib censured by the House because Tlaib has refused to withdraw the comment that she made in which she accused Israel of the rocket strike on a hospital in Gaza City - even though U.S. intelligence shows that the rocket most likely came from Palestine.

This probably tells you everything that you need to know about Balint. But, in case you need some more, on Thursday, Balint also accused new House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) of "trying to take away [Balint's] rights as a gay American."

It is unlikely that Balint's resolution is going to get anywhere. Greene's attempt to censure Tlaib, however, is a different story, considering that it even has some support from House Democrats.

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