Greene and Gosar Given House Committee Assignments

January 17, 2023

Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) have been given committee assignments in the 118th Congress after having been kicked off their committees by Democrats in the 117th Congress.

The House GOP Steering Committee on Tuesday unanimously agreed to place Greene on the House Homeland Security Committee, which has jurisdiction over the border. It will likely play a role in the expected impeachment hearings of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Gosar, meanwhile, got a seat on the House Committee on Natural Resources, where he previously served.

According to CNN sources, the decision to reinstate Gosar was also unanimous.

In February 2021, the then-Democratic led House voted to remove Greene from her committee assignments following incendiary statements she’d made before being elected to Congress in which she repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democrats.

In November of that year, the House voted to censure and remove Gosar from his committees after he posted a photoshopped video to social media that appeared to show him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and attacking President Biden.

On January 3, Gosar was also the first of the 20 House Republican holdouts to nominate a spoiler to prevent Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from becoming the first party leader to secure the Speakership in the first round of voting in 100 years. Gosar set off a series of spoiler nominations that led to a four-day, 15-vote slog that was nearly unprecedented in U.S history.

McCarthy has long vowed to put Greene and Gosar back on committees, while pledging to kick Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) off of theirs.

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