As House Speaker Kevin McCarthy ousts dubious Democrats from panels such as the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and replaces them with others, conservative ideals are beginning to be articulated, and corresponding actions are approaching.
McCarthy has removed Schiff and Swalwell, two committee members about whom McCarthy has severe issues. McCarthy noted in a letter to Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries on Tuesday evening, “I cannot put partisan loyalty ahead of national security, and I cannot simply recognize years of service as the sole criteria for membership on this essential committee. Integrity matters more.”
McCarthy has now appointed Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene to the Intelligence committee. Conservative Brief says that Greene feels it is time for Congress to take action against the far-left group known as Antifa following a weekend incident in Atlanta in which members destroyed property and burnt at least one police vehicle. Monday evening, during an interview on Tucker Carlson’s program, the Georgia Republican informed the Fox News presenter that she will introduce legislation to designate the group as a domestic terrorist organization.
Carlson began the piece by referencing what many think was an Antifa-led demonstration that escalated into another riot in the city, during which protesters damaged private property and set a police vehicle on fire. The individuals are facing several misdemeanor and criminal counts, including domestic terrorism, according to Newsweek. Prior to bringing on Greene, Carlson referred to the group as “the biggest armed militia in the United States” of which few Americans are aware since the major media outlets have failed to examine the group and report on its operations because “they are aligned with the Democratic Party.”
Greene summed up her take on the group. “I think, honestly, America is sick and tired of Antifa,” she began. “Antifa is the ground troops of the Democrat party … They never get prosecuted. That’s because, well we know the truth, it’s the Democrats in control.”
“Well, it’s time to do something about Antifa,” she continued. “That’s why I’m going to introduce legislation to declare Antifa domestic terrorists. Because they need to be taken apart. We need to investigate exactly who they are, who funds them.” She also said that the group’s supporters “defend Democrat causes,” including what she said were “the drag queens targeting our children with Drag Queen Story Time.”
Greene further remarked that, based on their actions, the group’s members are not, as they say, “anti-fascists,” but rather “the fascists.”
Merrium-Webster defines “fascist” as “a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition”.
It’s time to declare Antifa a domestic terrorist organization.
Tonight on Tucker Carlson, I announced I will introduce legislation to do just that. pic.twitter.com/rbMnGkwJml
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) January 24, 2023
Conservative Brief notes that Greene is not shy about speaking up on other issues.
Greene recently discussed the “Holman rule” and encouraged Republicans to impeach Attorney General Merrick Garland and prevent the use of government dollars to investigate former President Donald Trump. Greene urged the GOP to “refuse to appropriate any funding to Merrick Garland’s Special Counsel and defund any part of the DOJ acting on behalf of the Democrat party as a taxpayer-funded campaign arm for the Democrat’s 2024 presidential nominee.”
Greene stated in a tweet that current House Minority Leader and probable future House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will block money to the special counsel investigating Trump at the Department of Justice. McCarthy, according to Greene, would activate the rule, which is a procedural provision that allows the House to amend appropriations legislation in order to lower the salaries of individual federal employees or terminate them. Additionally, they may utilize it to cut certain shows.
“Holman Rule. Look it up! [McCarthy] is going to put it in place,” Greene wrote. “That means no money for Garland’s politically weaponized Special Counsel. Don’t promise too many jobs! Whoops defunded.”
Rep. Ritchie Torres, a Democrat from New York, said on the House floor earlier this month that Republicans were considering reviving the rule to insert language in appropriations bills that “can rearrange an agency or slash specific positions or salaries.” “But the rule could also be used to target an individual over ideological differences, or say a special counsel, like the one overseeing the Justice Department’s investigation into the presence of classified documents at former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate. Of course, the Democratic-led Senate would have to go along for any such rescissions to take effect, which is highly unlikely,” the Associated Press reported.
“The House Freedom Caucus even specifically named Dr. Anthony Fauci in calling for the rule’s reinstatement. Fauci served as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases from 1984 to 2022, and his efforts to mitigate the damage from COVID-19 clashed with the views of some conservatives closely aligned with former President Donald Trump,” the AP noted further.