For some, the idea of conspiracy theories is something a bit light and whimsical. You think of a kooky friend who’s always trying to tell you that we never landed on the moon, or Hank Hill’s paranoid neighbor Dale Gribble, for King of The Hill.
But not every conspiracy tale is silly, and, for some true believers, these open-source myths can become obsessions. And, as such, people began to become ever more engrossed in them, to the point in which they begin creating problem in their personal and professional relationships.
Heck, they can get so out of control that “shaman”, dressed in furs and face-paint, would risk spending the next couple of decades in jail on account of their beliefs.
Freshman Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene had previously expressed some sympathetic views toward a number of conspiracy theories, and she’s now being punished for that.
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The House voted on Thursday to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., from her committee assignments after Republican leadership failed to punish the freshman congresswoman’s embrace of bizarre conspiracy theories and endorsement of violence against Democrats.
And it wasn’t just the Democrats looking to make a statement.
The resolution to strip Greene from her seats on the budget and the education and labor committees passed 230-199, with 11 House Republicans joining Democrats in voting for Greene’s removal.
Those GOP members were Mario Díaz-Balart (Fla.); Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.); Carlos A. Giménez (Fla.); Chris Jacobs (N.Y.); John Katko (N.Y.); Young Kim (Calif.); Adam Kinzinger (Ill.); Nicole Malliotakis (N.Y.); Maria Elvira Salazar (Fla.); Chris Smith (N.J.); and Fred Upton (Mich.).
Democrats had previously called for Greene to be expelled from Congress entirely, but it was unclear whether or not there would be sufficient support to vote her out.
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