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Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart Wanted Several Dems Off Committees Too

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Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla. (Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo)

By    |   Friday, 05 February 2021 09:29 AM

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., one of the 11 House Republicans who voted to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., of her committee assignments, also wanted to remove several Democrats he says made similarly controversial comments.

He tweeted on Thursday evening: “I’ve previously stated that MTG’s comments are unacceptable, & today I voted to remove her from her committee assignments. These are also members I’ve consistently said should be removed from committee assignments for their irresponsible, inflammatory speech: 

He added, “When [Rep.] Ilhan Omar [D-Minn.,] continuously made anti-Semitic comments about Israel, Nancy Pelosi swept it under the rug and suggested that they ‘move forward.’ Why wasn’t she removed from her role on a committee that helps set US policy toward Israel?”

Diaz-Balart went on to ask, “Why was it excusable for Rep. Maxine Waters [D-Calif.,] to falsely accuse the U.S. government of deliberately trying to poison inner cities with drugs in the 1980s? Or to incite violence against Trump’s cabinet members?”

The congressman also wrote, “We can’t forget former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, [D-Ga.,] who not only repeatedly engaged in Holocaust denial on social media but also accused the Bush Administration of plotting 9/11.”

He concluded, “If MTG is being removed from her committee positions for her past inappropriate comments, then these members should've received the same treatment. I'll continue to demand that Democratic leadership & the press stop the double standard & hold these members equally accountable.”

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Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., one of the 11 House Republicans who voted to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., of her committee assignments, also wanted to remove several Democrats he says made similarly controversial...
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