House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthy The Memo: Gosar Censored, But Toxic Culture Increases House Votes To Censor Gosar From Committees Ocasio-Cortez Criticizes Gosar, McCarthy For Anime Video Showing His Murder MORE (R-Calif.) He said Thursday that the two Republicans withdrew from committees this year, Representatives. Paul gosarPaul Anthony Gosar Gosar’s Brother Praises Ocasio-Cortez, Calls Brother ‘Dangerous’ Memo: Gosar Censored, But Toxic Culture Grows Hillicon Valley – Presented By Ericsson – Iran-Linked Hackers Targeting Critical Sectors MORE (Ariz.) And Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP’s Efforts to Minimize the Danger of Capitol Riots Increase Memorandum: Now What for Anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She Will Meet With Trump ‘Soon’ In Florida MORE (Georgia), would regain those seats if Republicans win a majority in 2022.
“They will have committees,” McCarthy said at a news conference on Capitol Hill. “They may have other committee assignments. They may have better committee assignments. “
McCarthy also reiterated his threat that a future Republican majority in the House of Representatives could remove Democrats from committees in retaliation for this year’s votes that take punitive action against Gosar and Greene.
The House voted Wednesday to censor Gosar and remove his committee seats on the House Oversight and Reform panel as well as the Natural Resources Committee for posting an anime video showing him killing the Representative. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez Gosar’s Brother Praises Ocasio-Cortez, Calls Brother ‘Dangerous’ The Memo: Gosar Censored, But Toxic Culture Grows Hillicon Valley – Presented By Ericsson – Iran-Linked Hackers Targeting Critical Sectors MORE (DN.Y.) and brandishing swords in President BidenJoe Biden Florida Republicans Vote To Limit Vaccine Mandates Bill Honoring 13 Service Members Killed In Afghanistan Heads To Biden’s Desk Overnight Defense And Homeland Security – Presented By Boeing – Pentagon Promises More Transparency In air strikes MORE. Only two Republicans, representatives. Liz cheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney Gosar’s brother praises Ocasio-Cortez, calls brother ‘dangerous’ The Memo: Gosar censored, but toxic culture boosts House votes to censor Gosar and expel him from committees MORE (Wyoming) and Adam kinzingerAdam Daniel Kinzinger Gosar’s Brother Praises Ocasio-Cortez, Calls Brother ‘Dangerous’ The Memo: Gosar Censored, But Toxic Culture Boosts House Votes To Censor Gosar From Committees MORE (Ill.), Joined Democrats in supporting the resolution.
And in February, House Democrats, along with 11 Republicans, voted to remove Greene from the House Education and Labor Committee, as well as the Budget Committee, for his past acceptance of conspiracy theories like QAnon and his apparent support for violence against Democrats.
Democrats argued in both cases that they were only setting a precedent for action against members of the House who support political violence.
“The inference I draw from your question is that we shouldn’t have censured Mr. Gosar for his shameful behavior, fearing something the Republicans might do in the unlikely event that they could win Congress?” Spokesman Nancy pelosiNancy Pelosi Senate Advances Defense Bill After On The Money Delay: Biden Alerts Oil Industry (D-Calif.) He said Thursday when a reporter asked about the possibility of Republicans removing Democrats from committees if they win the House majority.
“We would not walk away from our responsibilities for fear of something they might do in the future,” Pelosi said.
But McCarthy warned in a speech in the House of Representatives on Wednesday and again at his press conference Thursday that Republicans will likely have no qualms about removing Democrats as representatives. Maxine watersMaxine Moore Waters The Memo: Gosar Censored, But Toxic Culture Increases House Votes To Censor Gosar From Committees Gosar Faces Increasing Chances Of Censorship On House Floor MORE (California), Ilhan omarIlhan Omar Memo: Gosar Censored, But Toxic Culture Grows House Votes To Censor Gosar From Committees Evidence Of A Republican Takeover Increases: Democrats Must Act Fast MORE (Minn.) O Eric SwalwellEric Michael Swalwell Alabama Republican Touts A Provision In Infrastructure Bill He Voted Against The Memo: Democrats May Regret Search For Bannon Mo Brooks Says He Would Be ‘Proud’ If Staff Helped Organize The March 6 Demonstration January MORE (California) of the committees if they are in power.
Republicans only need to invest five seats in next year’s midterm elections to win a majority in the House.
“Pelosi has established new policies here,” McCarthy said Thursday. “I think the majority is going to have to approve any of those members on the committees that they can serve on.”
None of the Democrats McCarthy highlighted in his House speech Wednesday seem to promote violence in the same way as Gosar or Greene. But Republicans have disagreed with comments they made in the past.
In April, Republicans forced a procedural vote that was defeated by the party to censure Waters, the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, for saying at a protest in Minneapolis, where the murder trial was taking place. from George Floyd, that “we need to be more contentious” about police brutality against blacks. The judge who presided over the trial in which the former police officer was ultimately sentenced to prison for Floyd’s murder warned that Waters’ statements could give the defense “something on appeal that may result in the annulment of the entire trial. “.
House Democrats have taken some indirect actions in response to Omar’s earlier comments criticizing Israel, even suggesting that its defenders “push for allegiance to a foreign country.” That led Democrats to pass a resolution in 2019 widely condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry.
And by the end of 2020, Axios reported that an alleged Chinese intelligence agent participated in the fundraising activity for Swalwell’s re-election campaign in 2014 and helped place an intern in his office. The FBI alerted Swalwell around 2015 to concerns about the suspected spy. Swalwell, who has not been charged with any crime, has said he later cut ties with the individual.