Mitch McConnell says conspiracy theories are a 'cancer for the Republican Party'

Mitch McConnell says conspiracy theories are a 'cancer for the Republican Party'

"If Republicans won't police their own, the House must step in", Wasserman Schultz said. But she said Republicans' reluctance to take action left Democrats with little choice.

"We can't stop her from speaking", Wasserman Schultz told an online news conference with two other Democrats, Representatives Ted Deutch and Jahana Hayes. "I think he's sending up an urgent warning that we can't be a national governing party, we can't be a majority party, we can't even be competitive if we're going to be the party of, you know, Jewish space lasers and that 9/11 didn't happen and all the conspiracy theories that he mentioned that Marjorie Taylor Greene has expressed interest in".

Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., last week announced plans to introduce a resolution calling for Greene's expulsion from Congress over her social media posts.

Wasserman Schultz acknowledged Monday that it had always been left up to leaders to remove members of Congress of their own party of their committee assignments.

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Greene has increasingly come under criticism for promoting a number of conspiracy theories, including that school shootings are a hoax, and for allegedly endangering her Democratic counterparts.

It would take two-thirds of the House voting to expel Greene for her to be removed from the chamber. "And they hate me for it", she wrote on Monday.

CNN reported last week that Greene in online posts before running for office expressed support for executing Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Facebook videos surfaced a year ago showing she'd expressed racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim views. "And they absolutely hate it". The newly elected Georgia Republican, whose support of fringe conspiracies have placed her among the most controversial members of the new Congress, was played by Cecily Strong and saw her on a talk show that begged the question "What Still Works?" in government, with host Kate McKinnon.

In a series of tweets, the Georgia Republican said she was "so grateful for (Trump's) support and more importantly the people of this country are absolutely 100% loyal to him because he is 100% loyal to the people and America First".

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