WASHINGTON — Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy confirmed he won’t yank Marjorie Taylor Inexperienced (R-Ga.) from her committee assignments in a Wednesday afternoon assertion the place he blamed Democrats for utilizing the scandal for political achieve.
McCarthy (R-Calif.) condemned Greene’s incendiary on-line habits and stated he warned her throughout a personal assembly that she couldn’t proceed endorsing a variety of fringe conspiracy theories as a member of Congress.
“Previous feedback from and endorsed by Marjorie Taylor Greene on faculty shootings, political violence, and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories don’t symbolize the values or beliefs of the Home Republican Convention,” McCarthy wrote.
“Marjorie acknowledged this in our dialog,” he stated of their Tuesday night assembly. “I maintain her to her phrase, in addition to her actions going ahead.”
The No. 2 GOP lawmaker turned his ire to Democrats, particularly Majority Chief Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), who earlier Wednesday introduced that the Home will maintain a vote on eradicating Greene from the Schooling and Funds committees.
“I perceive that Marjorie’s feedback have triggered deep wounds to many and because of this, I provided Majority Chief Hoyer a path to decrease the temperature and tackle these issues,” McCarthy wrote.
“As a substitute of coming collectively to do this, the Democrats are selecting to boost the temperature by taking the unprecedented step to additional their partisan energy seize relating to the committee assignments of the opposite celebration,” he continued.
The highest-ranking Home Republican additionally took a thinly-veiled swipe at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her previous anti-Semitic remarks and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) who it was revealed had a relationship with an alleged Chinese language spy.
Hoyer met with McCarthy in a bid to dealer her unilateral elimination from committees through GOP management earlier Wednesday, however he stated McCarthy was unwilling to go that far.
“I spoke to Chief McCarthy this morning, and it’s clear there is no such thing as a various to holding a Flooring vote on the decision to take away Rep. Greene from her committee assignments,” Hoyer stated in a press release.
A bunch of Republican lawmakers provided up one other answer on Wednesday — additionally ousting Omar from her committee assignments within the curiosity of equity.
Greene’s controversial remarks are roiling the already-troubled Republican Occasion within the post-Trump period.
McCarthy is standing by the Georgia lawmaker and QAnon follower after Home Minority Chief Mitch McConnell referred to as her a “most cancers” on the celebration.
Greene, who was elected in November to symbolize a northwest Georgia congressional district, on Saturday boasted of receiving a cellphone name from Trump and has been unapologetic all through the maelstrom.
In an interview on One America Information Community on Monday night, Greene defended herself and blamed the “bloodthirsty media” for attacking her.
“What you see is that they’re bringing out little items of issues after which they’re twisting them into the story that they need the general public to imagine about me,” she stated.