House Republicans have refused to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from her committee assignments—after her social media posts endorsing the execution of Speaker Pelosi resurfaced—so the full chamber will vote to do so on Thursday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said. “I spoke to Leader [Kevin] McCarthy this morning, and it is clear there is no alternative to holding a Floor vote,” Hoyer tweeted on Wednesday. Greene sits on the House’s budget and education committees. The latter assignment outraged Dems after footage emerged of Greene harassing Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg and calling school shootings “false flags.”
In a subsequent statement following a meeting of House Republicans, McCarthy reaffirmed his support for Greene, writing that “Democrats are choosing to raise the temperature by taking the unprecedented step to further their partisan power grab regarding the committee assignments of the other party.” He said Greene’s past comments “caused deep wounds” but he then equated them with comments made by some Democratic reps—none of whom have expressed support for executing the Speaker of the House.