Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., Is on the steps of the American Rescue Plan Act on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the vote on the US Rescue Plan Act Covid-19 House to see.
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Twitter has re-banned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., Account, her office said Friday, as dozen of House Democrats attempt to expel the conspiratorial legislature from Congress.
Greene, who previously promoted the baseless pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy and supported calls for violence against Democrats, said in a campaign message that Twitter banned her account “without explanation” around 1:00 a.m. Friday, her office told CNBC.
According to this campaign message, Greene’s account is locked for 12 hours.
Twitter spokesmen did not immediately confirm the suspension or comment on Greene’s allegations.
Twitter had previously temporarily suspended Greene in January for spreading misinformation.
Greene’s office suspected the timing of the social media giant’s recent action, which allegedly took place hours before Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., Instituted a resolution to expel Greene from Congress. There was no immediate evidence to support the suspicion.
“I think some of my Republican colleagues, and one in particular, want this legislature to be harmed. And I’m not saying this for the shock value,” Gomez said on the floor of the house on Friday morning.
“It’s the conclusion I came to after a member of Congress advocated violence against our colleagues, the spokesman and our government,” Gomez said of Greene.
Gomez spokesman Eric Harris told CNBC that 72 House Democrats co-sponsored his unilateral resolution which simply states that “under Article 1, Section 5, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, and she hereby becomes excluded from the House of Representatives. “
The co-sponsors include Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York, Eric Swalwell and Maxine Waters from California and Joaquin Castro from Texas.
Gomez on Friday directly linked Greene’s most controversial statements, many made prior to taking office, to the deadly January 6 invasion of the Capitol by a crowd of supporters of former President Donald Trump.
“It’s what I believed in after this chamber was turned into a crime scene 10 weeks ago. So many of us felt safe in this room when the Capitol was breached. Some members called loved ones to say goodbye “Others prayed God to them and I wondered if this would be the day our democracy died,” said Gomez.
“I am not pleased with the introduction of this resolution, but any member who incites political violence and threatens our lives must be expelled and I will do everything in my power to protect our democracy and to protect all of my colleagues” , he said .
Gomez had shared plans to draft a resolution for Greene’s expulsion in late January, saying at the time: “Your presence in office poses a direct threat to the elected officials and employees who serve our government.”
In February the House voted to remove Greene from her committee duties. All Democrats and 11 Republicans supported this resolution.
Just before it was over, Greene had expressed regret over spreading false conspiracy claims, including QAnon and her reported suggestion that some school shootings had been carried out.