Petition Urging Marjorie Taylor Greene Be Expelled Hits 50,000 Signatures

A petition demanding that Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene be expelled from the House of Representatives has garnered more than 50,000 signatures.

The petition has gained tens of thousands of supporters in just over a day as Greene was widely condemned for her comments comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust.

In an interview with on the Real America's Voice TV show The Water Cooler with host David Brody, Greene criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for asking lawmakers to prove they have been vaccinated before allowing them into the House chamber without face coverings.

"You know, we can look back at a time in history where people were told to wear a gold star, and they were definitely treated like second-class citizens, so much so that they were put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany," Greene said. "And this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about."

Greene later doubled down on her remarks when asked about them on Friday, claiming that "any rational Jewish person" would oppose mask mandates just like they "didn't like what happened in Nazi Germany."

The petition is calling on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to "immediately" expel Greene following her latest controversial remarks.

"Marjorie Taylor Greene cannot even be trusted to be on any committees and is only in office to disrupt order and cause chaos," the petition states.

"Her recent comments comparing COVID-19 CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidelines to the Holocaust are deeply offensive and are just one of the many different ways she's violated her oath as a member of Congress."

"I used to believe the Republican Party stood for decency, family values and good faith principles, but any continued support of Marjorie Taylor Greene renders that demonstrably untrue.

"She is an active security threat to her colleagues, is unfit to serve the good people of this country, and she's directly harmed our civil liberties and freedoms with her divisive and hateful rhetoric."

The petition was created by David Weissman, a U.S. Army veteran and former vocal supporter of Donald Trump who has since disavowed him to become a Democrat.

In a statement to Newsweek, Weissman said: "I do have realistic expectations about this petition, and I disagree with those who think that this is a wrong idea because unacceptable behavior should not be ignored, they should be held accountable."

The petition also appears to mention some of Greene's previous controversies, such as spreading a conspiracy theory claiming that California wildfires were started by a "Jewish space laser" and liking a Facebook post calling for Pelosi to get "a bullet to the head" before she was elected to office.

The petition also mentioned how Greene "falsely accuse[d] her colleagues of ties to terrorist groups." Greene (R-GA) called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) a "terrorist sympathizer" during a confrontation on May 12.

Greene has also frequently been criticized for her support of the QAnon conspiracy theory, as well as for incendiary social media posts suggesting the Parkland and Sandy Hook school massacres were fake and the 9/11 terror attacks were staged. She has expressed regret for these social media posts as well as for supporting the QAnon theory.

The American Jewish Congress (AJC) criticized Greene over her Holocaust comments in a statement on Friday, May 21.

"You can never compare health-related restrictions with yellow stars, gas chambers & other Nazi atrocities," the AJC tweeted.

"Such comparisons demean the Holocaust & contaminate American political speech."

Fellow GOP representative Rep. Peter Meijer also denounced Greene's comments, telling CNN they were "beyond reprehensible."

Greene's office has been contacted for comment.

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks during a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol on February 5, 2021 in Washington, D.C. A petition demanding Greene be expelled from the House of Representatives has attracted more than 50,000 signatures. Drew Angerer/Getty Images