The House will vote Thursday on whether or not to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) of her committee assignments, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) stated Wednesday.
Greene, a first-term consultant who is thought for believing within the QAnon conspiracy principle motion, is below fireplace for her historical past of incendiary feedback, a lot of which have come to gentle in latest weeks as media shops uncovered surprising posts from her social media accounts. Those posts embody assist for assassinations of Democratic lawmakers and harmful conspiracy theories, together with baseless claims that mass shootings — just like the one at a Parkland, Florida, highschool — had been staged and wildfires in California had been deliberately set.
Last week, she was awarded seats on the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Budget Committee.
Hoyer’s announcement comes after Democrats delivered an ultimatum to Republicans, telling them that if they didn’t transfer to strip Greene of her assignments, the House would maintain a ground vote on the matter.
“If [House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California] doesn’t have the courage to do what is right and remove her from these committees, then we will,” Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), the chairman of the Rules Committee, stated Monday.
Greene vowed earlier this week that Democrats would face retribution in the event that they take away her from her assignments.
“If Democrats remove me from my committees, I can assure them that the precedent they are setting will be used extensively against members on their side once we regain the majority after the 2022 elections,” Greene wrote on Twitter. “And we will regain the majority, make no mistake about that.”
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