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Twitter suspends GOP MP Marjorie Taylor Greene as Democrats push to expel her from Congress

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., Is on the steps of the American Rescue Plan Act on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the vote on the US Rescue Plan Act Covid-19 House to see.

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Twitter has blocked Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., Account again, her office said on Friday, as House Democrats attempt to expel conspiratorial lawmakers from Congress.

Greene, who previously promoted the baseless pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy and supported calls for violence against Democrats, said in a campaign message that Twitter banned her account “without explanation” at around 1 a.m. Friday, her office told her CNBC.

According to this campaign message, Greene’s account will be suspended for 12 hours.

Twitter spokesmen did not immediately confirm the suspension or comment on Greene’s allegations.

Twitter had previously temporarily suspended Greene in January for spreading misinformation.

Greene’s office suspected the timing of the social media giant’s recent action, which allegedly took place hours before Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., Passed a resolution to expel Greene from Congress. There was no immediate evidence to support the suspicion.

“I think some of my Republican colleagues, and one in particular, want this legislature to be harmed. And I’m not saying this for the shock value,” Gomez said on the floor of the house on Friday morning.

“It’s the conclusion I came to after a member of Congress advocated violence against our colleagues, the spokesman and our government,” Gomez said of Greene.

Gomez directly linked Greene’s most controversial statements in the past, many of which were made prior to taking office, with the deadly invasion of the Capitol by a crowd of supporters of former President Donald Trump.

“It’s what I believed in after this chamber was turned into a crime scene 10 weeks ago. So many of us felt safe in this room when the Capitol was breached. Some members called loved ones to say goodbye “Others prayed God to them and I wondered if this would be the day our democracy died,” said Gomez.

“I am not pleased with the introduction of this resolution, but any member who incites political violence and threatens our lives must be expelled and I will do everything in my power to protect our democracy and to protect all of my colleagues” , he said .

Gomez had shared plans to draft a resolution for Greene’s expulsion in late January, saying at the time: “Your presence in office poses a direct threat to the elected officials and employees who serve our government.”

In February the House voted to remove Greene from her committee duties. All Democrats and 11 Republicans supported this resolution.

Just before it was over, Greene had expressed regret over spreading false conspiracy claims, including QAnon and her reported suggestion that some school shootings had been carried out.

The latest resolution is reportedly backed by six dozen House Democrats. Gomez’s office did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment and additional information on the resolution.

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