Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich) was censured by the Cass county Republican Party over his vote to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from the Education Committee.
The executive committee of the Cass GOP on Tuesday night adopted a resolution blasting the “attack” on Greene and saying she was being “canceled” because she is “unafraid to speak out,” according to Detroit News.
“We believe Congressman Upton’s vote is a betrayal of his oath of office and core values of the Cass County Republican Party,” the resolution stated, adding that Upton’s vote was against the interests of county voters.
“Tonight, the Cass County GOP censured me for voting to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from the education committee, and in their resolution they stated that “her comments have not been out of line with anyone else’s comments.” Really?” Upton tweeted.
“She taunted a Parkland school shooting survivor, argued that California wildfires were started by a Jewish space laser, accused Democratic politicians of running a pedophile ring out of a pizza parlor, and questioned whether 9/11 really happened.”
“Does the Cass GOP really think someone like that represents Republican values and should be serving on the education committee?”
Upton said he served on the House Education panel, met with survivors of the Columbine, Parkland and Sandy Hook School shooting to hear their personal stories.
“She should not be on the education committee, and Congress was right to remove her, period,” Upton said. “I stand by my vote.”
Upton was previously censured by the party for his vote to impeach Trump following a deadly riot carried out by his supporters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.