Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Paul Gosar of Arizona have been given committee assignments for the new Congress, after being booted from their committees by Democrats and some Republicans for their incendiary remarks, sources told CNN.
The House GOP Steering Committee on Tuesday agreed to place Greene on the House Homeland Security Committee, which has jurisdiction over the border and will likely play a role in potentially impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
And Gosar got a seat on the House Committee on Natural Resources, where he previously served. Both decisions were made unanimously by the steering panel, sources told CNN, which is stocked with members who are close to and a part of House GOP leadership.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene—A white nationalist adjacent, pro-insurrectionist, Q-anon conspiracy theorist, anti-Semite now has a seat on the Homeland Security Committee.
Welcome to Kevin McCarthy’s speakership. A total disgrace. https://t.co/0LBY4fYu8g
— Tara Setmayer 🌻 (@TaraSetmayer) January 17, 2023
Adding Marjorie Taylor Greene really shows how serious the GOP takes homeland security (especially against space lasers) https://t.co/EEKOoLErUp
— Brian Tashman (@briantashman) January 17, 2023