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House votes to eject Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees

The House voted on Thursday to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) of her committee posts, over inflammatory and violent remarks she has made and supported.

The vote was 230-199, with 11 Republicans joining Democrats to kick Greene off the Education and Labor and Budget committees. Greene has a history of making racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Muslim remarks, and has also endorsed the execution of Democratic leaders, said there was no evidence a plane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, pushed the QAnon conspiracy, and harassed school shooting survivors.

Ahead of the vote on Thursday, Greene made excuses for her past comments, saying she conducted research on QAnon and regrets being "allowed to believe things that weren't true." She went on to say "school shootings are absolutely real" and "9/11 absolutely happened," but did not apologize for any of her remarks and claimed she is the victim of "big media companies."