House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) speaks during his weekly press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on November 18, 2021. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
UPDATED 2:27 PM PT – Thursday, November 18, 2021
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has pledged to get Republican Reps. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) back on their committees if the GOP wins control of the House in 2022.
McCarthy made the comments on Thursday after the House voted on Wednesday to censure Gosar and remove him from the House Oversight and Natural Resource Committees. This comes after Gosar posted an animated video depicting him swinging a sword at Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.).
In the meantime, Greene was removed from two House committees in February for her support of alleged violence against Democrats.
“They have committees…the committee assignment they have now, they may have with other committee assignments. They have better committee assignments. I think with Gosar, those are the ones he wants. Taylor Greene, she was just a freshman, I know she was requested others. She has a right to serve on committees,” stated McCarthy.
As the fight continues, Republicans will need to flip five seats in the midterms in order to win the House majority.