Questionable Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene won’t be going to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden this week.
A spokesperson for Greene informed Newsweek that she’s declining the invite given to all members of Congress “mainly due to security issues.”
Greene, who was elected to represent Georgia’s 14 th District in the fall, was among 139 members of the U.S. House who voted versus the certification of Biden’s election just hours after a mob of President Donald Trump’s advocates stormed the U.S. Capitol, sending out members and Vice President Mike Pence into secure locations. Five individuals passed away in the riot, consisting of a policeman.
Sources close to a number of other Republican politicians who voted against the certification of Biden’s election, consisting of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Home Minority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, have validated to Newsweek those members prepare to go to the inauguration, regardless of their earlier objections.
The swearing-in event already had been scaled back due to the fact that of the continuous coronavirus pandemic– enabling each member of Congress just one guest, instead of the thousands of tickets they typically get to distribute to their constituents for standing area along the National Mall.
After the riot, security has been boosted with countless National Guardsmen keeping track of the Capitol, which has actually been surrounded in a beefed-up security border. Trump is not anticipated to go to.
Greene, who was briefly suspended from Twitter on Sunday after duplicated infractions of the social media site’s “civic integrity policy,” has actually become a lightning arrester for the conservative moment, regularly pitching conspiracy theories.
Twitter has prohibited Trump after he pushed incorrect claims about the election and the riot, which broke out after he informed his fans at a rally near the White Home that they should go to the Capitol to challenge the election certification.
Greene has said she plans to file articles of impeachment versus Biden soon after he’s inaugurated.
” The Republican politician Celebration requires to alter things up,” Greene stated during an appearance on Newsmax’s National Report last week. “The silent majority in this country is fed up with being the target and not having agents, not having people in Congress defend them.”
The U.S. House, with support from 10 Republican members joining their Democratic colleagues, voted recently to impeach Trump for a second time after the violent Capitol siege, though the Senate isn’t expected to use up its vote on whether he need to be convicted till after he’s already left office today.