Ilhan Omar: If GOP Won’t Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene, Then ‘We Must Do It’
'This person, as you’ve stated, is dangerous and violent'
Progressive Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar warned that if Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is not removed from office by Republican leaders, then “we must do it.”
Speaking on SiriusXM’s “The Dean Obeidallah Show” on Thursday, Omar called Taylor Greene "dangerous and violent."
Host Dean Obeidallah asked Omar:
“Today, Speaker Pelosi just a short time ago at a press conference talking essentially about the ‘enemy within’ the House, and she slammed congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has made comments about Muslims if you’re a practicing Muslim you shouldn’t serve in government, and that you and Rashida Tlaib are part of an Islamic insurrection, I mean more and more despicable stuff."
"In Congress, should the Republican Party not be the ones leading to remove her?”
“They should be."
"This person, as you’ve stated, is dangerous and violent," Omar said.
"She has not only posed what many of us would consider a threat against myself and many of my colleagues, but she’s harassed people who have survived violence, children who have survived violence, and is lying about the deaths of so many children, and is really victimizing their families.”
“This is not somebody that should be in office, you know, someone said yesterday instead of being in Congress, this person needs to be on a watch list."
"And if the Republican Party and its leadership is not going to do the work of removing her from Congress, we must do it.”
Rep. Adam Schiff also attacked Greene.
Schiff highlighted CNN uncovering Facebook posts from Rep. Greene calling for the execution of Democratic leaders.
"You look at some of these members, including Representative Greene, who have threatened on social media prior to her election other members of Congress," said Schiff.
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff reacts to threats of violence members of Congress are facing following the attack on the US Capitol and concerns over fellow colleagues. “The GOP leadership is becoming little more than a cult and a dangerous cult.” pic.twitter.com/dnzQV24wmD— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) January 29, 2021
Greene responded to the reports saying the memes were written by members of her team and did not express her personal views.
Greene also officially filed articles of impeachment against Joe Biden earlier this week.