House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) refused to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) from House committees despite the growing furor over her past comments in support of numerous conspiracy theories including QAnon.
Greene, who was elected in 2020, has been under a barrage of criticism after CNN and other outlets dig up Facebook posts and social media videos where she made various controversial comments.
Among the most egregious was a comment from her account affirming that the heinous Parkland massacre was a “false flag” attack orchestrated for the sake of passing gun control measures. Various survivors of the attack and the families of the victims excoriated her for the comment, but she did not address them in her response.
When CNN later uncovered more posts from her Facebook account calling for the execution of Democratic politicians, she lashed out at the network and called their story a “hit piece.” She claimed that the posts were made by members of her team that had access to the account but that the comments did not reflect her views.
On Wednesday, McCarthy released a statement indicating that he would not remove Greene from any House committee seat.