The U.S. House of Representatives moved Thursday to strip Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments in what Fox News called an “unprecedented” vote that largely broke down along party lines. The day before the vote, Sean Hannity made his opinion known on the matter.
According to Fox, the Hannity host ended any speculation that he was on board with controversial statements Greene has made in the past, but said, “There is not a single conservative I know that shares those conspiratorial beliefs.”
What’s more, Hannity charged, while Greene is being held to account, many on the left are getting free passes.
“They have all the power”
“The Democratic Party, yes, they have a lot of fringe conspiracy theorists and agitators, except they are not little-known in their party,” Hannity complained, according to Fox.
“They are literally running the whole show for the Democratic Party,” the Fox host added. “They set the agenda, and they have all the power.”
According to Fox, Hannity’s remarks came in reference to progressive Dems like Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who the host accused of making anti-Semitic statements, and Rep. Maxine Waters (CA), who Hannity alleged had pushed inciteful rhetoric against former President Donald Trump.
“If Democrats ought to purge Taylor Greene from committees, then this same standard must be applied to them, right?” Hannity said Wednesday, as Fox reported. “Out of fundamental fairness.”
It’s a possibility that may actually materialize; according to USA Today, five House Republicans have “sponsored a proposed amendment to remove Omar from [her] committees.”
“Leftist Members of Congress have advocated for violence, anti-Semitism, anti-law enforcement, [and] other sentiments that have violated rules of decorum [and] principles of American decency,” Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, one of the Republicans who has signed onto the resolution against Omar, said in a tweet, USA Today reported. “That’s why I’m calling for Rep[.] Omar to be removed from her committee.”
In the meantime, Greene has been removed from the House Education and Labor panel and the Budget panel after 11 Republicans voted with Democrats against her Thursday, ABC News reported.
The vote came down 230–199.
Among those who voted for Greene to be stripped of her assignments were Republican Reps. Adam Kinzinger (IL), Nicole Malliotakis (NY), Maria Salazar (FL), and John Katko (NY), according to ABC.