House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not on board with expelling Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress despite the resolution filed by Rep. Jimmy Gomez. Pelosi noted that Gomez acted on his own accord and the resolution does not have the support of Democrat leadership.
Fox News reports:
“Members are very unhappy about what happened here and they can express themselves in the way they do,” Pelosi said during a news conference. “What Mr. Gomez did is his own view and that is not a leadership position.”
Nearly a third of the Democratic caucus, 72 House members, endorsed Gomez’s resolution.
Greene already lost two committee assignments in February after Democrats voted her out for past social media postings.
Gomez said he took “no joy” in bringing forward the resolution but “any member who incites political violence and threatens our lives must be expelled.”
Twitter recently locked Greene of her account for an unspecified reason as Gomez prepared to introduce his resolution to the House. For Greene to be expelled the resolution will need a two-thirds majority which is extremely unlikely and would set a dangerous precedent. In history, only five House member have been expelled from Congress