Lesbian Rep. Becca Balint Forces Vote on Censure of Homophobe Marjorie Taylor Greene
Author: Trudy Ring
Out U.S. Rep. Becca Balint is forcing a vote on a resolution to censure one of her most outrageous colleagues, Marjorie Taylor Greene.MeidasTouch (@meidastouch) on Threads
“If you want to talk antisemitism, look no further than Rep. Taylor Greene,” Balint said in a Thursday press release. “Today, I moved to censure Rep. Taylor Greene to finally get accountability for years of lies and hate.
“Rep. Taylor Greene’s resolution to censure Rep. Tlaib is an overt Islamophobic attack on the only Palestinian-American member of Congress. Her resolution is riddled with lies. It’s bigoted. It’s dangerous. This kind of rhetoric fans the flames of hate and fear at a time when Muslim Americans are already facing increased threats and violence. Rep. Tlaib is a valued legislator, a fighter for her community, and a friend. This attack, based on bigotry and conspiracy theories, has no place in the House.
“On his first day as Speaker, Mike Johnson has allowed Islamophobia and baseless lies to take center stage on the House floor. Elevating conspiracy theories erodes faith in this institution and shows the true colors of the Republican party.”
Balint has a Jewish father, who is a Holocaust survivor, and a non-Jewish mother. Her paternal grandfather was killed in the Holocaust. “My spiritual life is an amalgamation of Judaism, Quakerism and Buddhism,” she once told The Times of Israel.
A censure is a formal vote of disapproval of a legislator’s conduct. It does not remove a person from office or come with other punishments, although removal from committee chair positions can be added to it.
Pictured, from left: Becca Balint and Marjorie Taylor Greene
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Author: Trudy Ring