House to vote Thursday to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of committee roles, Hoyer says

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) shouts at journalists as she goes through security outside the House Chamber at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on January 12, 2021.
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The House will vote Thursday on a resolution to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., of her committee assignments, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said.

The move comes amid resounding criticism against Greene for a series of extreme remarks she made prior to winning her congressional seat, and mounting pressure on Republican leaders to censure or condemn those comments.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., met with Greene on Tuesday evening in his Capitol office. He offered no immediate comment following the discussion.

“I spoke to Leader McCarthy this morning, and it is clear 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 Wednesday.

“The Rules Committee will meet this afternoon, and the House will vote on the resolution tomorrow,” Hoyer said.

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