Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) voted for H.Res. 72, a resolution to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Budget Committee for statements she has made supporting the conspiracy theory Q Anon, calling for the execution of the Speaker of the House, spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, and questioning the truth of school shootings and the September 11th terrorist attacks. Rep. Chu issued the following statement:
“America just experienced an horrific terror attack from homegrown extremists radicalized by Q Anon. Marjorie Taylor Greene believed, promoted, and spread those radicalizing lies. These are the facts, and they demand accountability.
Those who call for the execution of the Speaker should not be rewarded with influential committee seats. And those who support and spread a conspiratorial, anti-Semitic, xenophobic, and bigoted fringe movement that the FBI has said is a domestic terror threat should not be given additional platforms to spread their lies.
Unfortunately, Republicans in Congress refused to hold Representative Greene accountable for her actions and statements. That is why today we have had to take the significant step of removing Rep. Greene from these committees. Those who claim that this is unprecedented are right. It is unprecedented in modern history that someone who contributes to the radicalization of a domestic terror group would be in Congress.
And it is unprecedented that a Member of Congress would call for the execution of the Speaker. In light of the insurrection that claimed five lives on January 6, and threated so many others, we cannot tolerate those who would encourage further extremism and violence.”