The House voted 230-199 to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from her seats on the education and budget committees yesterday. The resolution was largely passed along party lines, with 11 Republicans and 219 Democrats approving the measure. Greene has faced recently-increasing criticism for a series of controversial comments (including those related to several conspiracy theories). She delivered remarks addressing several of her comments yesterday (watch) and announced plans to hold a press conference today at 11am ET.
Extra: While party leaders have removed lawmakers from committees in the past, the full House vote for removal was widely reported as unprecedented.
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