'A waste of my time': Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said she's fine with being stripped of House committee assignments

Marjorie Taylor Greene held a press conference at the U.S. Capitol Friday, saying she is fine with being stripped of her House committee assignments.

She says she'll be spending more time in Northwest Georgia after eleven Republicans joined House Democrats to remove her from the House Budget Committee, and Education and Labor Committee.

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Greene can still vote on the house floor, and try to advocate for the constituents in her district, but she won't be involved in committees that shape legislation. She can propose legislature, but because Democrats hold the majority, it likely will never get anywhere.

"I'm fine with being kicked off my committees because it'd be a waste of my time,” Greene told reporters.

This is the first time in our country's history the House has voted to remove someone from assignments.

"Chairman of the Rules Committee himself said, just like we've never done this before, we've never had a House member like this before,” Dr. Jeremy Strickler, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UTC, told us.

Prior to being elected, Greene blasted conspiracy theories, saying school shootings and parts of 9/11 did not happen.

On Thursday, Greene spoke from the floor of the house prior to the vote to say she didn't believe those things anymore.

“Democrats were within their rights as a majority party to control, to discipline,” Dr. Strickler told us.

Greene's constituents in the 14th congressional district of Georgia elected her in November to be their voice. Greene says disciplining her hurts her district.

“They actually stripped my district of their voice,” she said.

Greene can still propose legislation, but the majority in the House has a lot of power and it will likely never pass.

"Unless it is introduced on a bi-partisan nature,” Dr. Strickler said.

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If Greene wins re-election in two years, she will be eligible to join committees again.        

In the meantime, Greene has taken this opportunity to use the national notoriety to raise money. She boasted on Twitter Wednesday saying she had raised $175,000. The Democratic Party of Georgia has also started fundraising sending email blasts.