Both Republican and Democratic members of Congress have denounced Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s reprehensible, offensive, and outright idiotic conspiratorial theories, but former Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) doesn’t accept the Republican condemnations against Rep. Greene’s remarks and says that she is going to do everything possible to defeat 3 of conspiracy theorist House Republicans because they do not support the expulsion of the controversial freshman congresswoman.
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell is referring to Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, Maria Elvira Salazar (pictured), and Carlos Gimenez, who defeated her in the 2020 presidential election.
“I’ll do everything I can to vote @RepCarlos, @MaElviraSalazar, @mariodb out of office,” tweeted Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, adding that Republicans have “become the party of @” and of Rep. Greene.
“The issue of removing someone from Congress is a very serious one and I would be hesitant to put myself in place of the people of Georgia who elected her,” said Rep. Gimenez in an interview with WLRN.
According to the Miami Herald, Diaz-Balart was appalled by Greene’s comments, “ but that she shouldn’t be kicked out of Congress.”
“The House of Representatives has never expelled any member, of either political party, for what they have said no matter how reprehensible the statement,” Diaz-Balart said in a statement to the Herald. “The comments that I’ve read in the press attributed to Marjorie Taylor Greene are unacceptable, and if true, merit an apology to Parkland families.”
But while Democrats are quick to call for the expulsion of a Republican, whose past rhetoric is indefensible, they are quiet on condemning the recent anti-Semitic and other offensive remarks that have come from Progressive Democratic members of Congress.
Just recently, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) accused Texas Senator Ted Cruz (D) of trying to have her murdered.
“I am happy to work with Republicans on this issue where there’s common ground, but you almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago so you can sit this one out,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez.
Two of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s close allies, Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, have both made very offensive anti-Semitic and anti-Israel comments in the past, and neither Mucarsel-Powell nor any other member of the Democratic House Caucus has called for their censure, let alone their expulsion from Congress.
Republicans have called for all three of these House Democrats to be reprimanded, but not expelled from Congress.
Mucarsel-Powell has been active on Twitter since leaving office and has mostly targeting Senator Marco Rubio but is now taking aim at House Republicans, which to some comes off as a clear indication that she plans to run for public office again.
The popular former Congresswoman recently told The Floridian that she was “not sure” what her future plans were.