House Democratic leaders will vote to remove Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene from her two committee spots.
Greene is facing scrutiny after controversial remarks she made before being elected. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the House of Representatives would vote on Thursday to remove Greene since Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy failed to take action against her.
“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 tweeted. “The Rules Committee will meet his afternoon, and the House will vote on the resolution tomorrow.”
Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida sponsored the proposal to remove Greene from her committee assignments in Budget, and Education and Labor for this congress’s remainder.
“It’s the job of leadership to protect our rank-and-file members,” a Republican member told CNN.
McCarthy is facing backlash for not acting quickly against Greene. According to NPR, McCarthy and Greene met on Tuesday, but no decision was announced. Senator Mitt Romney believes that Republicans “should have nothing to do with Marjorie Taylor Greene.”
“It’s important for us to separate ourselves from the people that are in the wacky weeds, and if we don’t, then our opposition tries to brand us with their image and with their point of view,” Senator Romney said.
Despite the controversy surrounding Greene, she is supported by members of the Republican party. In a letter, Republican chairs and members asked that McCarthy keep Greene in her position in the House Education and Labor, and Budget committee. They argue that Greene “has broken no laws and done nothing illegal.” Greene is using her situation as an opportunity to fundraise.
“I’m the Democrat mob’s public enemy number one,” she tweeted on Tuesday night. “With your support, the Democrat mob can’t cancel me.”
Greene raised $160,000.
“The support from NW Georgia and across the entire country has been overwhelming. The People truly have Congresswoman Greene’s back because of her dedication to America First policies,” a spokesperson from Greene’s office said.