These Senior Republicans Have Spoken Out Against Marjorie Taylor Greene

The three most senior Republican members of the House have criticized Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene following a CNN report outlining her past support for executing Democrats.

Greene, who was elected to Georgia's 14th congressional district last year, repeatedly expressed support for the idea on Facebook in 2018 and 2019, according to an investigation by CNN KFile.

The House Republican leadership has responded to Greene's online behavior but most members of the GOP caucus have remained silent, which has led to calls for Greene's expulsion.

Mark Bednar, a spokesperson for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, issued a statement to news site Axios on Wednesday.

"These comments are deeply disturbing and Leader McCarthy plans to have a conversation with the congresswoman about them," Bednar said.

In January 2019, Greene liked a post saying "a bullet to the head would be quicker" to get rid of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

When a Facebook commenter asked her if it would be possible to hang former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the Iran nuclear deal, Greene wrote: "Stage is being set. Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off."

Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, the second ranking Republican in the House, issued a statement to CNN on Wednesday.

"I've consistently condemned the use of violent rhetoric in politics on both sides, and this is no exception. There is no place for comments like that in our political discourse," Scalise said.

She is not a Republican. There are many who claim the title of Republican and have nothing in common with our core values. They are RINOS. She is a RINO.

— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) January 27, 2021

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney is the third ranking Republican and serves as House Republican Conference chair.

A spokesperson for Cheney said: "Rep. Cheney has spoken out in the past about hateful comments from members of both parties and she finds these recent posts repugnant."

Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois claimed Greene was not really a Republican. Kinzinger has been a major critic of former President Donald Trump and his allies.

"She is not a Republican. There are many who claim the title of Republican and have nothing in common with our core values. They are RINOs [Republican in name only]. She is a RINO," Kinzinger tweeted on Wednesday.

Greene has not denied liking comments about executing Democrats. In a statement posted on Twitter, she wrote: "Over the years, I've had teams of people manage my pages. Many posts have been liked. Many posts have been shared. Some did not represent my views. Especially the ones that CNN is about to spread across the internet."

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) wears a "Trump won" face mask as she arrives on the House floor to take the oath of office on January 3. Senior Republicans have criticized Greene's social media activity in 2018 and 2019. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images