Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) launched a decision Friday to expel far-right conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.) from Congress.
The decision would require bipartisan help for House Democrats to get the two-thirds supermajority wanted to move the invoice, making Gomez’s try to oust Greene unlikely to succeed.
Still, Gomez has been vocal about expelling Greene because the Jan. 6 Capitol rebel that Greene helped incite and that in the end left 5 individuals lifeless that day. In an interview with HuffPost in January following the rebel, Gomez mentioned he feared for his security realizing that Greene would proceed to be a member of the House.
“And I know that after Jan. 6, members, including myself, are very, very nervous of [Greene and other extremist House Republicans], because they can bring guns to the House office buildings,” Gomez informed HuffPost. “They’re not supposed to bring them onto the floor — and that’s why we’ve put metal detectors in place — but she is one of them that keeps walking around the metal detectors, which is against the rules, against the Capitol Police who are there trying to make sure everybody’s safe. So a lot of us are nervous of the new members that are there. I try to keep my distance from her, but it is deeply concerning.”
Since then, Gomez has been working to persuade House Republicans to help his decision. In February, Greene was efficiently faraway from her committee assignments with the assistance of 11 Republicans who voted with Democrats to take away her. But this time, whereas there was “interest” from some House Republicans to expel Greene, none have determined to hitch the trouble attributable to “concerns regarding threats of violence and political retribution,” Eric Harris, a spokesperson for Gomez, told Forbes.