US House disciplines extremist Republican after QAnon storm

Published February 5, 2021, 8:26 AM

by Agence-France-Presse

A Democratic-led US House voted Thursday to discipline a congresswoman who embraced QAnon conspiracy theories, capping weeks of mounting turmoil over holding to account a lawmaker whose extremist rhetoric caused a rupture in Republican ranks.

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene walks pass a fence that has been set up since the insurrection of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 while on her way to the Capitol Hill Club February 4, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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By a modestly bipartisan vote of 230 to 199, Georgia conservative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a fierce supporter of former president Donald Trump, was stripped of her two committee assignments, even hours after she took to the House floor to express regret for spreading misinformation.

Eleven Republicans defied their party to join all voting Democrats in disciplining Greene, but the action against one of their own by the opposing party triggered protests from Republicans including members of leadership who warned of potential political payback should they regain power.