GOP Congresswoman Holds Up $1,400 Covid-19 Checks!

by James DiGeorgia | 03/10/2021 4:45 PM
GOP Congresswoman Holds Up $1,400 Covid-19 Checks!

Trump Zealot Marjorie Taylor Greene forced Congress to delay vote on the $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package passed by the Senate by forcing a vote on adjourning the House of Representatives. Someone needs to remind her Trump endorsed the $1,400 in financial relief.

 

The House of Representatives stripped freshman Congresswoman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) of all her committee assignments on February 3, 2021, in response to her post January 6 antics. She bragged at the time that losing her committee assignments would give her a lot more time to focus on more important matters.

True to her word, she used a procedural tactic today to hold up congressional business by single-handedly delaying the House’s vote on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package by forcing a vote on an adjournment. That forced every representative to vote on whether to keep the House in session, a long process that pushed back a vote on the stimulus legislation.

Her strategy angered fellow Republicans growing increasingly frustrated with Rep. Greene’s antics; 40 GOP lawmakers voted against her motion. Her motion was struck down 149-235.

Greene tweeted after the vote…

 “The GOP has messaged against this ridiculous bill. We should do everything to stop it. Pay attention if Rs vote to adjourn. Or with the Dems.”

“I just made a motion to adjourn to stop Congress from passing the $1.9 trillion massive woke progressive Democrat wish list,”

To further raise the ire of her fellow GOP members of the House, she tweeted after her motion was defeated…

“Unfortunately, some Republicans are voting with Democrats to continue business as usual,”

This isn’t the first time she has halted Congress with her antics since being stripped of her committee assignments last month. House Democrats removed Greene from the Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee as a rebuke of her past activity on social media peddling in controversial and racist comments and expressing support for conspiracy theories, political violence both before and after January 6, 2021 insurrection in Washington D.C.

Republican Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan told CNN on Wednesday

“It’s a pain in the ass.”

Rep. David Cicilline (D- Rhode Island) suggested to reporters on Wednesday that he may propose a rule barring lawmakers not on committees from calling motions to adjourn. Democrats in the majority could use that rule to prevent Rep. Greene from continuing her interference.

According to CBS News’ Grace Segers, when Cicilline was asked about his idea, he responded by saying he was…

“I’m dead serious.”

Cicilline’s sentiment was reflected in comments made by Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts told Reuters’ Susan Cornwell on Wednesday.

“It’s unconscionable that they are doing everything they can to try to, again, delay getting aid to the people, including their constituents who are in desperate need,”

Despite Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) efforts to obstruct the passing of the Covid-19 legislation, the House is likely to pass the massive relief package on Wednesday, sending it to President Biden’s desk for his signature to make it a reality.

No Republicans are likely to vote for the legislation, and only one Democrat is expected to vote against it. Their votes may come back to haunt them because the legislation includes $1,400 direct payments to Americans, an extension of unemployment benefits, vaccine funding, and other measures that will cut child poverty in half.

 

                      40  Republicans vote against Marjorie Taylor Greene’s latest motion to adjourn

 

 

 

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