Jacobs one of few Republicans to vote to remove Taylor Greene from committees

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 February 2021 at 7:52 pm

Congressman Chris Jacobs was one of 11 Republicans to join Democrats in voting to remove GOP lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene from her House committees based on her support of QAnon conspiracy theories and violent political rhetoric she posted in the past on social media and in videos.

Greene was elected in November from a district in Georgia. She was appointed to the House Education and Labor Committee, as well as the House Budget Committee.

Jacobs issued the following statement after voting to remove Greene from her committee assignments.

“I am very troubled by a number of Rep. Greene’s statements and assertions. As someone who has spent over 25 years fighting for children and increased educational opportunity, I was particularly shocked by the video of Rep. Greene harassing a survivor of the Parkland school shooting. I believe her actions, whether out of extreme callousness or ignorance, disqualify her from serving on the House committee overseeing education policy.

“Some will say this action is unfair as other members have made outrageous and offensive statements and have not faced similar consequences. That is very true. It is my hope that starting today, we will hold all members to the same high standard of civility and decency. I believe it will dramatically improve the impact this Congress will have on the betterment of this nation.”