Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar Regain Oversight Committee Assignments With Republican Control of The House
According to a report by The Hill, Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green and Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar are about to get their committee assignments back after the Democratic-controlled Congress stripped them of their positions in 2021.
On January 17, 2023, the House GOP Steering Committee selected Greene to sit on the House Homeland Security and Oversight Committees and Gosar to sit on the House Natural Resources and Oversight Committees.
The House Homeland Security Committee, chaired by Tennessee Congressman Mark Green, is expected to focus on the southern border with Mexico. Greene has been vocal about impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his perceived mismanagement of border security.
In a statement with regards to her assignment to the Homeland Security committee, Greene revealed that the panel “will investigate the Biden administration’s violations of our laws and fund (and defund) programs to defend our border and American sovereignty.”
The House Oversight Committee is also expected to tackle border issues, in addition to investigating the business dealings of President Biden’s son Hunter Biden and the origins of the Wuhan virus. Kentucky Congressman James Comer, the chair of the House Oversight Committee, will lead that panel.
“Joe Biden, be prepared. We are going to uncover every corrupt business dealing, every foreign entanglement, every abuse of power, and every check cut for The Big Guy,” Greene declared in a statement. “And it’s not just the Biden Crime Family, the GOP majority will investigate every bit of government being used to abuse the American people. Every three and four letter agency will now have to answer to Republican oversight, not the rubber-stamp of Democrat rule.”
The House voted to strip Greene of her committee assignments in February 2021, a month after she was sworn into Congress, over her alleged support of conspiracy theories and social media activity that allegedly encouraged violence against Democratic officials.
The Hill highlighted the Republican elected officials who voted to strip Greene of her assignments on the House Education and Budget committees:
Of the eleven House Republicans who voted in favor of stripping Greene from her posts on the House Education and Budget committees, seven are still in Congress: Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Carlos Giménez (Fla.), Young Kim (Calif.), Nicole Malliotakis (N.Y.), Maria Elvira Salazar (Fla.), and Chris Smith (N.J.).
In November 2021, the full House voted to censure Gosar and remove his committee assignments after he posted an edited anime video — that a fan of his made — on Twitter that showed him swinging swords at President Biden and killing New York Congresswoman Alexandria. Gosar stated on the House floor that he does not “espouse violence towards anyone,” and removed the video down voluntarily “out of compassion for those who genuinely felt offense.”
Then Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney and Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger were the only two Republicans who voted to strip Gosar of his committee positions, while Ohio Congressman David Joyce voted “present.”
It’s good to see Gosar and Greene finally get back their committee positions. Republicans have to protect their own, even if they disagree with certain factions such as America First. In these times when the Left is rapidly consolidating around anti-white hate, having divisions on the Right is a recipe for political suicide.