WATCH: Portman says Republican leadership “ought to stand up” against Taylor Greene’s comments

Appearing on CNN, Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio)  who recently announced he would not be seeking re-election in 2022 urged Republican leadership to stand up against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s recently uncovered past social media posts.

“There is no place for violence in our political dialogue,” Portman said to Dana Bash “By the way, there is no place for violence in our country. I mean, this is something that we have got to get away from. So, yes, I think people ought to speak out clearly.”

“I think Republican leaders ought to stand up and say it is totally unacceptable,” Portman said, adding he “wouldn’t be surprised” if she was stripped of her committee assignment

Per The Hill “Greene received a lot of backlash over the past week after her past social media posts emerged, such as her 2018 comment that the “stage is being set” to a post calling for the assassinations of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Obama.”

In addition “in 2019, she liked a Facebook comment that said “a bullet to the head would be quicker” to remove Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from office.”