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MTG Vows to ‘Remove’ GOP Senators From Office Who Backed Gun Bill

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Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is going after Republicans in her own party for backing the recently passed gun control bill.

During a segment on her podcast, Greene vowed to “remove” Republican senators from office who voted in favor of the gun bill, describing the lawmakers as “sellouts.”

Fifteen GOP senators, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, voted in favor of the bill, despite the strong opposition of former President Donald Trump.

“To the Republican senators who are helping Biden take away our rights: We will remove you from office,” Greene declared.

In the video, Greene played footage of Senator John Cornyn getting booed at a Houston GOP event over his support for the bill. Cornyn was one of the lead Republican negotiators, along with Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina.

“There were multiple Republican senators that just made a deal. They created a bill, and everything was baked in before they even let the public know what was in the bill,” Greene said.

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“This is the biggest Republican sellout. These people in the Senate, these Republicans, they’re everything wrong with the Republican Party,” she added.

Trump made similar remarks in a statement via Truth Social, his social media site.

“Mitch McConnell’s push for Republican Senators to vote for Gun Control will be the final straw,” he wrote, adding that the bill was “the FIRST STEP IN TAKING AWAY YOUR GUNS!”

“Republican Senators SHOULD NOT VOTE FOR THIS CAREER ENDING BILL!!!” Trump wrote.

In a previous Wednesday post, Trump wrote: “The deal on ‘Gun Control’ currently being structured and pushed in the Senate by Radical Left Democrats, with the help of Mitch McConnell, RINO Senator John Cornyn of Texas, and others, will go down in history as the first step in the movement to TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY. Republicans, be careful what you wish for!!!”

The Republicans who voted to advance the bill included its co-sponsor Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Sen. Shelley Capito of West Virginia, Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, and Sen. Todd Young of Indiana.

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“I support the bill text that Senator Cornyn and our colleagues have produced. For years, the far left falsely claimed that Congress could only address the terrible issue of mass murders by trampling on law-abiding Americans’ constitutional rights. This bill proves that false. Our colleagues have put together a commonsense package of popular steps that will help make these horrifying incidents less likely while fully upholding the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens,” McConnell said.

“The tragedies that have impacted far too many of our communities deserve all of our attention,” Sen. Capito said. “That’s why I have encouraged bipartisan discussions. … My vote this evening is a vote to continue this critically important debate because it’s a debate worth having.”

The National Rifle Association warned the legislation, as it is written, could be abused.

“The NRA will support legislation that improves school security, promotes mental health services, and helps reduce violent crime. However, we will oppose this gun control legislation because it falls short at every level. It does little to truly address violent crime while opening the door to unnecessary burdens on the exercise of Second Amendment freedom by law-abiding gun owners,” it said.

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“This legislation can be abused to restrict lawful gun purchases, infringe upon the rights of law-abiding Americans, and use federal dollars to fund gun control measures being adopted by state and local politicians. This bill leaves too much discretion in the hands of government officials and also contains undefined and overbroad provisions – inviting interference with our constitutional freedoms,” the group said.

“Decisions by the Supreme Court of the United States in the Heller and McDonald cases make clear that the Second Amendment is an individual constitutional freedom. We will always fight for those freedoms – and the fundamental values we have defended for over 150 years,” it added.

It was also opposed by 34 Republican Senators, including Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley.

“Here we are voting to move on a bill negotiated entirely behind closed doors, released only an hour ago, that no one has had time to fully read, that ignores the national crime wave and chips away at the fundamental rights of law-abiding citizens,” he said.

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