Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) faced a major embarrassment during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Wednesday, proving once again that she’s not exactly suited for the powerful House Oversight Committee position granted to her by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
During the hearing, Greene refused to let Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas respond to her remarks and ultimately called him “a liar.” This blatant disregard for House rules didn’t go unnoticed. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) requested that Greene’s words be “taken down” due to their violation of the House rules of decorum.
Thompson emphasized the importance of maintaining a certain level of conduct as committee members, stating, “We can disagree, but we’ve gotten to the point of the language that we’re using is not the kind of language that historically we use as members of this committee.”
However, when given the chance to withdraw her statement by Republican Rep. Mark Green, Greene declined. Green then ruled that her words should be struck from the record, citing the rules that prohibit impugning someone’s character.
Greene’s lack of understanding of the rules didn’t end there. When Rep. Daniel Goldman pointed out that the rules prohibited her from continuing, she attempted to interject with a “point of personal inquiry,” only for Goldman to swiftly shut her down, stating, “There’s no such thing.”
In the end, the committee silenced Greene in a bipartisan effort, leaving her to lick her wounds after a disastrous display of unprofessionalism. This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of adhering to the rules and maintaining a certain level of respect when engaging in political discourse.