- Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Liz Cheney argued about Greene's "Jewish space laser" Facebook post.
- Rep. Raskin said that Greene shouted at Cheney during a House vote to hold Steve Bannon in contempt.
- The final vote was 229-202, and nine Republicans broke ranks to vote with Democrats.
Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Liz Cheney got into a shouting match about Greene's "Jewish space laser" conspiracy on Thursday, during a House vote to hold Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist and ally of former President Donald Trump, in criminal contempt of Congress.
"I was just talking to Miss Cheney and then she [MTG] starts screaming at Liz. I can't remember exactly what she said. But they got into a back and forth about Jewish space lasers," Rep. Jamie Raskin told New York Daily News.
Social media posts uncovered in January by the left-leaning Media Matters for America, showed Greene publishing false and anti-Semitic conspiracies which alleged that the record 2018 "Camp Fire" wildfire in California was orchestrated by California politicians and wealthy Jewish bankers via a space laser beam, in order to clear a path for a high-speed railway.
The Camp Fire wildfire began in November 2018 and was the worst in the state's history to date, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The department determined that the fire was "caused by electrical transmission lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) located in the Pulga area."
The House vote on Thursday will trigger a referral to the Justice Department, which will weigh on deciding whether to criminally charge Bannon.
The final vote was 229-202, and nine Republicans, including Rep. Liz Cheney, broke ranks to vote with Democrats.