House to vote on resolution removing Greene from committee assignments

Marjorie Taylor Greene
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The House of Representatives is headed for a vote to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) from her committee assignments.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced this plan on Wednesday, saying that after the House Rules Committee meets this afternoon, a resolution to remove the controversial Georgia lawmaker from her committee assignments will receive a House floor vote on Thursday.

Greene, who began her term in Congress last month, has been under fire for a wide range of comments, from her backing of the QAnon conspiracy theory to online posts supporting false claims that school shootings were staged. Earlier this week, Politico reported that Hoyer gave House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) an ultimatum, warning that Democrats would move toward a House floor vote on stripping her of her committee assignments if Republicans didn't take steps toward doing so.

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Then, Politico reports, McCarthy met with the panel responsible for designating committee assignments after speaking with Greene, and "the room agreed that a House vote on this issue would be catastrophic politically." McCarthy was reportedly looking to broker a deal with Hoyer, offering "to remove Greene from one committee — Education and Labor — if Democrats back off a House floor vote to remove her from both," Politico writes. Greene serves on both the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Budget Committee.

But it seems this effort was not successful, as Hoyer said Wednesday that he spoke with McCarthy and it is now "clear there is no alternative to holding a floor vote."

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Brendan Morrow

Brendan is a staff writer at The Week. A graduate of Hofstra University with a degree in journalism, he also writes about horror films for Bloody Disgusting and has previously contributed to The Cheat Sheet, Heavy, WhatCulture, and more. He lives in New York City surrounded by Star Wars posters.