The House is preparing to vote on a resolution to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the Foreign Affairs Committee as soon as Wednesday after Republicans found a way to bring a key GOP holdout on board. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) looks to be on the cusp of avoiding another destabilizing defeat just weeks after his speaker election went to a historic 15 ballots.
Republicans had been dragging their feet on scheduling the vote, with three GOP holdouts and several more absences keeping them below the threshold they need to pass party-line bills with their five-vote majority. Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.), who had been one of three Republicans planning to vote no, said Tuesday that she will vote for the resolution after it added language that allows members to appeal their removals from committees.
Read the full article. Part of the deal to persuade holdouts was pushing George Santos to step down from his own committees.
The House is preparing to vote on a resolution to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee after Republicans found a way to bring a key GOP holdout on board.https://t.co/xh0KfVJf1t
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