House Democrats are preparing to force a vote on Thursday that would strip Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments unless House Republican leadership does so first.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Wednesday that he spoke with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, suggesting that he was leaning towards not removing the congresswoman from her committees despite her past controversial remarks.
“I spoke to Leader McCarthy this morning, and it is clear that there is no alternative to holding a Floor vote on the resolution to remove Rep. Greene from her committee assignments,” Hoyer said in a statement. “The Rules Committee will meet this afternoon, and the House will vote on the resolution tomorrow.”
The proposal, sponsored by Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, would remove Greene from the Budget Committee and Education and Labor Committee for the remainder of the 117th Congress.
McCarthy said that he met with Greene on Tuesday evening, but did not make any decisions regarding her fate.
Patriot Congresswoman @mtgreenee introduced Articles of Impeachment against Biden on day 1
Now the Swamp is attacking her like she’s an executive order that lowers drug prices
— Rogan O’Handley 🇺🇸 (@DC_Draino) February 3, 2021
Democrats and some Republicans have slammed Greene’s past remarks, which have been received as anti-Semitic and racist. Greene has also expressed support for the baseless QAnon conspiracy, questioned whether a plane actually hit the Pentagon on 9/11 before later admitting that it did, “liked” calls Facebook to execute House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and FBI agents and said that Jewish space lasers were the reason for the catastrophic wildfires witnessed in the western United States.
Greene has also questioned whether the Sandy Hook shooting and Parkland shooting actually happened, calling the latter a “false flag” operation. Recently unearthed videos also showed her harassing David Hogg, an activist who survived the 2018 Florida shooting.