House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy could not stop Democrats from voting to kick Congresswoman Greene off of the Education and Budget committees but he warned there will be a price to pay. During a speech on the House floor, McCarthy warned that Democrats may come to regret the move “sooner than you think.” In his speech, the Republican blasted the Democrat majority for abusing its power in such an unprecedented way.
The Daily Wire reports:
“This House overwhelmingly voted to condemn the dangerous lies of QAnon last Congress and continue to do so,” McCarthy continued. “I made this clear when I met with Rep. Greene. I also made clear that we as members have a responsibility to hold ourselves to a higher standard. She acknowledged this during our conversation and apologized for her past comments. I will hold her to her words and her actions moving forward.”
McCarthy said he offered to pull Greene off one of her committee assignments, but that Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) rejected the offer.
“If this is the new standard, if this is new standard, I look forward to continuing out the standard,” McCarthy continued. “Because if you look for a side that has a leadership that’s done something when their members do something as a member, not prior, look to me. Because I did just that. But when a Democrat freshmen said ‘Israel has hypnotized the world,’ that supporting Israel is ‘all about the Benjamins,’ and that 9/11 ‘some people did something,’ did Speaker Pelosi kick her off Foreign Affairs Committee? Or did she keep her on the committee and even pose with her on the cover of a magazine? Will the standard change?”
“When another Democrat was compromised by a Chinese spy, that it was so serious that the FBI had to brief the congressional leaders, did Speaker Pelosi remove him from the House Intelligence or Homeland Security Committees after the briefing?” McCarthy went on. “I’m the only other person that had that same briefing. Just recently, I was in the room with the speaker. I heard what was said. I’ll be very clear, I would never have that member on either of those committees. Or did she reward him by making him the head of the subcommittee overseeing the CIA? I guess there’s different standards.”
Ultimately, the House voted to remove Greene from the two committees with Democrats unanimously voting for her removal and 11 Republicans joining their side. [Keep reading: These Republicans Voted to Kick Greene Off Committee Assignments]
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