The House has voted to oust Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from two committee assignments in a 230-199 vote with 11 Republicans joining Democrats.
The House has ousted Majorie Taylor Greene from her committees. In the 230-199 vote, 11 Republicans joined with Democrats.
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The two committees Greene will be ousted from are the Committee on Education and Labor and the House Budget Committee.
Democrat Rep. Jim McGovern, the chairman of the House Rules Committee said “werving on a committee isn’t a right. It’s a privilege. When someone encourages violence against a member, they should lose that privilege.”
“The party of Lincoln is becoming the party of violent conspiracy theories,” he added “and apparently, the leaders of the Republican Party in the House today aren’t going to do a damn thing about it.”
GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy decried the decision and said “This resolution sets a dangerous new standard that will only deepen divisions within this House.”
Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C. said “This is nothing more than an abuse of power by a party drunk with power.”