Support for 'Expel Marjorie Taylor Greene' Petition Doubles In a Week to 200,000

A petition calling for Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene to be expelled from Congress has now garnered more than 200,000 signatures - double the number it had just last week.

Greene, a Republican who represents Georgia's 14th congressional district, has faced criticism in recent weeks for comparing COVID-19 rules on the House floor to Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.

The petition at is directed at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and was set up by David Weissman, who describes himself as a former Republican and former Trump supporter.

More than 208,000 signatures had been added to the online petition at the time of writing on Tuesday morning.

The petition had reached 100,000 signatures by May 26.

"As a veteran of the armed forces, I've been trained to assess threats and there is a serious threat to our country sitting in Congress that goes by the name of Marjorie Taylor Greene," Weissman wrote at

He criticized some of Greene's actions, including her behavior on social media before she was elected to Congress and highlighting the fact she was removed from two House committees.

"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 says.

"Her recent comments comparing Covid-19 CDC 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," the petition goes on.

"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."

"Marjorie Taylor Greene must be immediately expelled from Congress."

McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have both criticized Green's comments comparing COVID rules to the Holocaust, as have several other Republicans.

However, the Georgia representative has remained unrepentant and told Steve Bannon in an interview last week: "I've done nothing wrong."

"The only thing that I have done that they're so offended by is I go in every single day and I speak exactly how real Americans talk at their kitchen tables, how real Americans talk when they're on break at work, how real Americans talk to one another," Greene said.

Though calls for her expulsion have grown, it remains unlikely that Greene will be expelled from Congress. A two-thirds majority vote is required and only five members of the House have been removed throughout its entire history, three of those because of their support for the Confederate rebellion.

Newsweek has asked Marjorie Taylor Greene, Kevin McCarthy, and David Weissman for comment.

Greene Speaks at an America First Rally
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks at an America First Rally also attended by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on May 27, 2021 in Dalton, Georgia. A petition calling for Greene's expulsion from Congress has garnered more than 200,000 signatures. Megan Varner/Getty Images