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The U.S. House voted on removing Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments because of her dangerous beliefs in untrue conspiracy theories, including that the Newtown School Shooting and 9/11 were hoaxes.
She has since changed her tune saying she doesn't believe that any more. However, she has never retracted or apologized for using targets on Democratic leaders in a campaign ad, or repeatedly calling for executing Democratic leaders, liking a January 2019 post that stated, ' a bullet to the head” as a quicker way to dispatch Nancy Pelosi.
While not unexpected, Iowa Republican Rep. Ashley Hinson voted against removing Greene, signaling her support for her colleague. While Hinson's vote wasn't a surprise, it is disappointing and dangerous.
By voting to give Greene a voice in Congress, she's saying it's acceptable to spread lies and conspiracy theories. Hinson has called for unity and chastised others not of her party for not wanting to unify. But, when it came time to send a clear signal that hateful language and dangerous conspiracy theories had no place in American politics, Hinson sided with racism, xenophobia, and conspiracies.
When Hinson campaigned, she said she would represent the voices of those in her district and bring common sense to D.C. to end the chaos and dysfunction. Sadly, Ashley has failed on both accounts.