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CAIR, CAIR-Georgia Call for Expulsion of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress Over Violent, Threatening Remarks

(ATLANTA, GA, 1/28/2021) – The Georgia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today called for Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s expulsion from Congress based on violent and threatening remarks the far-right extremist reportedly made online over a multi-year period.

A recent CNN KFile review of hundreds of posts and comments from Taylor’s Facebook revealed that she repeatedly expressed support for executing prominent Democratic politicians in 2018 and 2019. Taylor also has a track record of endorsing QAnon conspiracy theories and making anti-Semitic and Islamophobic statements.  

In a Facebook post from January 2019, Greene liked a comment that said “a bullet to the head would be quicker” to remove Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Moreover, she liked comments about executing FBI agents, who in her perspective, were part of the “deep state” working against Trump.   

The national office of CAIR is calling on all Americans to contact their U.S. House Representative to urge them to support Congressman Jimmy Gomez’s announced resolution to expel Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from the U.S. House of Representatives. 

TAKE ACTION: CLICK HERE TO URGE YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS TO EXPEL REP. MARJORIE GREENE TAYLOR

https://www.votervoice.net/CAIR/campaigns/79813/respond

In a statement, CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Abdullah Jaber said:

“Expelling a member of Congress is a serious and unprecedented step that should only happen in the most extreme cases of misconduct. If Marjorie Greene Taylor did indeed express support for the murder of elected officials, all members of Congress should unite to expel her from office. Threats of violence against political opponents have no place in our country.”

Azka Mahmood, CAIR-Georgia Communications and Outreach Director stated: 

In the context of the January 6 insurrection especially, calls for violence by those in positions of power can no longer be taken lightly. Elected officials must face consequences for their role in sowing divisions and creating fear.”

SEE: Marjorie Taylor Greene Indicated Support for Executing Prominent Democrats in 2018 and 2019 Before Running for Congress  

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-democrats-violence/index.html

SEE: House Republican Leaders Condemn GOP Candidate Who Made Racist Videos  

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/17/house-republicans-condemn-gop-candidate-racist-videos-325579

Yesterday, Congressman Jimmy Gomez announced that he will introduce resolution to expel Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from the U.S. House of Representatives.  

SEE: Congressman Jimmy Gomez to Introduce Resolution Expelling Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress  

https://gomez.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=2222

In June 2019, CAIR-Georgia strongly condemned the anti-Black, anti-Semitic, and Islamophobic remarks made by then congressional candidate Marjorie Greene and called on her to issue a public apology.  

Greene has suggested that Muslims do not belong in government; thinks black people “are held slaves to the Democratic Party”; and called George Soros a Nazi. In reference to the 2018 midterms, she stated that it was part of “an Islamic invasion of our government” and that “anyone that is a Muslim that believes in Sharia law does not belong in our government.”  

In 2018, Greene also agreed with a Facebook commenter who claimed that 9/11 “was done by our gov[ernment]” and that “none of the school shootings were real or done by the ones who were supposedly arrested for them.” She also stated that the Parkland school shooting was actually “a deep state warning to the pocket puppets in the house and senate” and that Sandy Hook was a “STAGGED [sic] SHOOTING.”  

SEE: CAIR-Georgia Strongly Condemns Anti-Black, Anti-Semitic, Islamophobic Remarks by GOP Candidate Marjorie Greene   

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.   

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.  

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CONTACT: CAIR- Georgia Executive Director Abdullah Jaber, 678-631-9697, ajaber@cair.com; CAIR-Georgia Legal and Policy Director Murtaza Khwaja, 404-432-8847, mkhwaja@cair.com 

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