In a new statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted GOP House minority leader Kevin McCarthy.
“After several conversations and literally running away from reporters, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Q-CA) made clear that he is refusing to take action against conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene,” Pelosi says in the release.
“As a result, the House will continue with a vote to strip Greene of her seat on the esteemed House Committee on Education & Labor and House Committee on Budget. McCarthy’s failure to lead his party effectively hands the keys over to Greene – an anti-Semite, QAnon adherent and 9/11 Truther,” the continues.
The release also says McCarthy’s “cowardly refusal to deal with Greene breaks with calls from Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, the Republican Jewish Coalition and several prominent members of the party to take action against Greene.”
In the statement, McCarthy had condemned uncovered social media posts from Rep. Taylor Greene but stopped short of announcing any disciplinary actions.
The statement from McCarthy said “past comments from and endorsed by Marjorie Taylor Greene on school shootings, political violence, and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories do not represent the values or beliefs of the House Republican Conference.”
“I condemn those comments unequivocally. I condemned them in the past. I continue to condemn them today,” the statement continues “this House condemned QAnon last Congress and continues to do so today.”
McCarthy met with Greene on Tuesday, and the GOP leader.
“I made this clear to Marjorie when we met. I also made clear that as a member of Congress we have a responsibility to hold ourselves to a higher standard than how she presented herself as a private citizen. Her past comments now have much greater meaning. Marjorie recognized this in our conversation. I hold her to her word, as well as her actions going forward,” he added.