Only two Republicans, representatives. Liz cheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney Memo: Democrats May Regret Seeking Bannon House To Vote Wednesday To Censor Gosar, Get Him Out Of Committees Gosar Defends Ocasio-Cortez Anime Video Before Republican Party MORE (Wyoming) and Adam kinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerHouse will vote Wednesday to censor Gosar, remove him from committees Gosar defends Ocasio-Cortez anime video to Republican Party Trump allies target Katko for infrastructure vote MORE (Ill.), Is expected to vote in favor of a resolution on Wednesday to censure Rep. Paul gosarPaul Anthony GosarHillicon Valley – Presented by Ericsson – Oversight Says ‘Little Lapses’ Led to House Voting Wednesday to Censor Gosar, Remove Him from Committees Gosar Defends Ocasio-Cortez Anime Video Before Republican Party MORE (R-Ariz.) And taking away his committee seats for posting an anime video that shows him engaging in acts of violence against leading Democrats.
Censorship is one of the harshest sanctions the House can take against one of its own members. Gosar will be forced to stand in the center of the House floor as the president reads aloud the resolution condemning him for the video, which showed him killing the representative. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHillicon Valley – Presented by Ericsson – Oversight Says ‘Little Lapses’ Led to House Voting Wednesday to Censor Gosar, Remove Him from Committees Gosar Defends Ocasio-Cortez Anime Video Before Republican Party MORE (DN.Y.) and brandishing swords in President BidenJoe Biden Idaho House of Representatives Passes Workers’ Compensation Bill Biden Submits 2016 Climate Treaty to Senate for Ratification Rubio Pledges to Delay Biden’s China and Spain Ambassador Candidates MORE.
So far, only Cheney and Kinzinger, who have frequently criticized their party for its continued support for former President TrumpDonald Trump Biden sends 2016 climate treaty to Senate for ratification US and China ease restrictions on journalists Americans continue to spend MORE and accepted an invitation from the Speaker Nancy pelosiNancy Pelosi Black Caucus eager to see BBB cross finish line in House Hoyer: Vote on .75T spending package likely Thursday or Friday Feehery: Next Republican wave is MORE coming (D-Calif.) To be part of the panel investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol, they have indicated that they will join the Democrats in reprimanding Gosar.
“We have to hold accountable members who incite or glorify violence, who propagate and perpetuate dangerous conspiracies. Failure to do so will bring us one step closer to this fantasized violence becoming reality,” Kinzinger tweeted Tuesday. “To be clear, I will vote yes on Gosar’s censorship resolution.”
We must hold accountable Members who incite or glorify violence, who propagate and perpetuate dangerous conspiracies. If we don’t, it will bring us one step closer to this fantasy violence becoming reality. To be clear, I will vote in favor of Gosar’s censorship resolution.
– Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) November 16, 2021
Cheney too told The Associated Press last week that he supported censuring Gosar “for his continued indefensible activities.”
Gosar is the first member of the House to face censorship since 2010, when former Rep. Charlie rangelCharles (Charlie) Bernard Rangel House to vote Wednesday to censor Gosar and remove him from committees Gosar faces increasing odds of being censored on the floor of the New York House of Representatives suffers the latest mistake from a broken election agency MORE (DN.Y.) was reprimanded for a variety of ethical transgressions, including misusing Congressional letterheads to raise funds and not pay taxes on a vacation home.
The resolution set for a vote on Wednesday would further remove Gosar’s seats on the House Oversight and Reform and Natural Resources committees.
It would be the second time this year that a House Republican has been ousted from committees. In February, Democrats, as well as 11 Republicans, voted to remove the representative. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP’s Efforts to Minimize the Danger of Capitol Riots Increase The Memorandum: Now What for Anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She Will Meet With Trump ‘Soon’ In Florida MOREcommittee awards (R-Ga.) for past acceptance of conspiracy theories and apparent endorsement of violence against Democrats.
Kinzinger voted to remove Greene from the committees, while Cheney, who was still serving as the Republican conference chairman in the House at the time, did not.
Other Republicans who have previously broken with their party have indicated that they will not vote to reprimand Gosar.
Some of those Republicans are currently under fire from the far right for backing the bipartisan infrastructure bill earlier this month, and they are trying to avoid further alienating their colleagues.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyHouse to vote Wednesday to censor Gosar, remove him from committees Gosar defends Ocasio-Cortez anime video to Republican Party Trump allies target Katko for infrastructure vote MORE (R-Calif.) He has been urging Republicans to stand united and refrain from taking punitive action against each other, whether it be for Gosar promoting a video depicting political violence or for helping achieve a legislative victory for Biden.
During a closed-door meeting of the Republican House of Representatives conference on Tuesday, Gosar told fellow Republicans that he did not support political violence and claimed that he had not seen the video before it was posted on his official Twitter account. .
“He came in today and apologized,” said Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.), One of 13 Republicans who voted for the bipartisan infrastructure bill. “I’ll give him credit for that.”
Representative assistants. John katkoJohn Michael KatkoHouse Will Vote Wednesday To Censor Gosar From Committees Trump Allies Target Katko Over Infrastructure Vote Centrist Republicans Face Increased Attacks From Their Own Party MORE (RN.Y.) and Fred uptonFrederick (Fred) Stephen Upton Trump’s Allies Target Katko for Infrastructure Vote Reducing House Ethics Wars? The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by ExxonMobil – Will Biden’s Big Bill Pass the House this Week? PLUS (R-Mich.), Those who voted to impeach Trump, remove Greene from committees and for the bipartisan infrastructure bill, did not immediately respond when asked if they would vote to reprimand Gosar.
Representative Dan Bishop (RN.C.) filed a motion Tuesday to remove Katko as the top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee. McCarthy quickly referred the motion to the House Republican Steering Committee, which determines committee assignments from members and could forward it to the full Republican conference or ignore it.
– Scott Wong contributed to this report.