An American congresswoman who has promoted an antisemitic conspiracy theory faces expulsion from her committee posts.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican congresswoman from Georgia who was elected in November, is assigned to two Congressional committees by the House Republican Leader. But Democrats have introduced a resolution to strip Rep. Greene of her committee roles over a series of social media posts in which she has espoused a number of conspiracy theories.
In one Facebook post, for example, she suggested that the 2018 California wildfires had been started for financial gain by the Rothschilds in collusion with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) using a space laser to clear areas for a high-speed rail project. “Forests don’t just catch fire, you know,” she wrote, adding that there were “too many coincidences to ignore.”
In other posts she has promoted the antisemitic conspiracy theory called the “Great Replacement,” which alleges that “Zionist supremacists” are secretly masterminding Muslim immigration to Europe to make white Europeans a minority.
Ms Greene has advanced the QAnon conspiracy theory, which includes antisemitic tropes, and wrote in one post that the Rothschild family and the controversial Jewish financier George Soros were involved in a plot against President Trump.