Freshman House Democrat Makes Bold Move To Censure Marjorie Taylor Greene
Freshman House congresswoman Rep. Becca Balint (D-VT) has had it with controversial congresswoman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).
Balint made a motion to move on forcing a vote to censure Taylor Greene over her numerous polarizing comments, and as a response to Taylor Greene’s vote to do the same to Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), The Hill reports. First introduced in July 2023, Balint presented receipts of close to 40 grievance points against Taylor Greene, including specific comments and the dates on which she said them, as well as acts such as presenting images of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, to the House floor in July.
In a lengthy speech, Balint said Taylor Greene didn’t have the right intentions as a leader for the American people.
“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 dissention and fear-mongering,” Balint said. “We have got to have a bottom here.”
She didn’t stop at Taylor Greene. The newly elected lawmaker also went after new House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), who brought up a motion Balint described as “privileged” to force a vote on censuring Tlaib, accusing her of “antisemitic activity” and “sympathizing with terrorist organizations.”
“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,” Balint said of Johnson.
Taylor Greene has attacked Tlaib, who is Muslim, on numerous occasions, calling her an “Israel hating America hating woman who does not represent anything America stands for,” according to Newsweek.
Balint seemed to have triggered Taylor Greene. After allegedly seeing Balint’s tweet, she responded in a subtweet: “Slow down and breathe a little Becca. Geez and they call me a conspiracy theorist.”
It’s a different tune from July 2023, when Taylor Greene said she didn’t even know who Balint was.
“I don’t know who this freshman Democrat is. They must have terrible fundraising numbers because they’re pulling some ridiculous stunt,” Taylor Greene said. “Looks like four pages of slander, because I looked at the first few lines and I was like, ‘That’s not even true.’”
While this isn’t her first time being chastised by House Democrats, Taylor Greene has yet to be officially censured.