Pelosi Blasts Republicans For Refusing To Remove Greene From Committees – ‘Profoundly Concerned’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke out on Thursday to rip into Republicans for refusing to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from committees after controversial past social media posts of hers came to light.
Pelosi Attacks Republicans
“I remain profoundly concerned about House Republicans’ leadership acceptance of extreme conspiracy theorists,” Pelosi said during her weekly press conference, according to NBC News. “Particularly disturbing is their eagerness to reward a QAnon adherent, a 9/11 truther, a harasser of child survivors of school shootings.”
“You would think that the Republican leadership in the Congress would have some sense of responsibility to this institution,” she added, referring to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) decision not to remove Greene from her committee positions.
This comes as the House is gearing up to have a vote on removing Greene from the House Budget and Education and Labor committees on Thursday afternoon. Democrats decided to hold this vote after Republicans decided not to remove Greene themselves.
Pelosi Doubles Down
“For some reason, they have chosen not to go down that path, even though Leader Hoyer gave Leader McCarthy sufficient notice that this was a path that we would follow,” Pelosi said.
“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,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said in a tweet.
“The Rules Committee will meet this afternoon, and the House will vote on the resolution tomorrow,” he added.
On Wednesday night, Republicans held a four closed-door meeting in which they decided not to punish Greene, much to the dismay of Democrats.
Sources in the room said that Greene tried to explain her positions, saying that she is not a QAnon and that she acknowledges that school shootings happened. She was reportedly given a standing ovation after her apology.
McCarthy Fires Back
McCarthy has fired back at Democrats by questioning why members of their party that Republicans have criticized are still on committees.
“Never in the history of Congress have people been deciding where other parties are putting people on committees,” he said.
This piece was written by James Samson on February 4, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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