Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene announced Friday that she is co-sponsoring a bill aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from voting.
“I’m excited to cosponsor the ‘Voter Integrity Protection Act’ (H.R. 37), introduced by @RepAndyBiggsAZ!” Greene posted on Twitter. “H.R. 37: Impose additional penalties on illegal aliens who vote in elections for federal office — and raises such an offense to an aggravated felony.”
I'm excited to cosponsor the "Voter Integrity Protection Act" (H.R. 37), introduced by @RepAndyBiggsAZ!
Impose additional penalties on illegal aliens who vote in elections for federal office — and raises such an offense to an aggravated felony.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) February 12, 2021
A summary on Biggs’s website mentions that the bill “imposes additional immigration-related penalties for aliens who vote in an election for federal office.”
“It shall be an aggravated felony for an alien who is unlawfully present to violate an existing prohibition against an alien voting in a federal election. (An aggravated felony conviction carries various immigration consequences, such as rendering the alien inadmissible, deportable, and barred from establishing good moral character for naturalization),” the summary read. Greene was recently stripped of her committee assignments by the Democratic-controlled House over social media posts suggesting support for conspiracy theories but said she was not bothered by the decision.
“I’m fine with being kicked off committees because it’d be a waste of my time,” Greene said, adding that her new role would be “holding the Republican Party accountable and pushing them to the right.”
In addition to the bill aiming to secure elections, Greene announced that she is also co-sponsoring several other bills, including legislation to end the “catch and release” of illegal immigrants and establish English as the national language.
Author: Andrew Mark Miller
Source: Washington Examiner: Marjorie Taylor Greene co-sponsoring legislation to prevent illegal immigrants from voting in elections