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“A Victory for Common-Sense,” Brady Applauds House of Representatives Decision to Strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Committee Assignments

Washington, D.C., February 4, 2021 – Brady applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for removing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments. Any person who has made demonstrably false and bigoted statements such as Rep. Taylor Greene should not be in a position to influence and decide our laws.

Brady President Kris Brown shared:

“The decision to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments is a victory for common-sense. Rep. Taylor Greene’s statement to the House of Representatives today was disingenuous at best and did not include an apology for peddling disturbing and false conspiracy theories that attacked the victims of mass shootings and their families. Nor did Rep. Greene address or apologize for endorsing statements encouraging violence against members of Congress, now her colleagues, as recently as 2019. Nor did she recant her support for the well-documented lie that President Trump won the 2020 election or her encouraging the attack on the Capitol, even calling it a ‘1776 moment’ before the day’s events.

In short, Rep. Taylor Greene offered only a trite, public relations-minded statement aimed to save some of her credibility and preserve her position on the Education and Labor Committee and Budget Committee. She deserves neither credibility nor her seat on the committee. While she never had the former, Brady is glad that she has lost the latter and reiterates its call for her resignation. She does not deserve her seat in Congress, either.”

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Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.


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