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MTG Just Got a Lot More Power in D.C. – GOP Votes to Give Her Spots On 2 Major Committees
By Ben Dutka|January 18, 2023
MTG Just Got a Lot More Power in D.C. – GOP Votes to Give Her Spots On 2 Major Committees

Although Republicans didn’t get the red wave they were hoping for in the midterm elections, they did secure the majority in the House of Representatives.

This means a lot of shuffling around in terms of leadership and power, as new House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and other GOP bosses are making some big changes to various committees.

And now, one of the most controversial figures in Washington is moving up the D.C. food chain.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has been grabbing headlines across the country for several years, as the vocal Republican firebrand always manages to rile people up with her often bombastic right-wing views.

However, she still has a significant and loyal following, and those supporters will be happy to hear about her career upswing.

It also reverses Green’s fortunes after the formerly Democrat-led House voted to remove her committee assignments. She’s not only coming back — she’s landing on two very important committees.

Via The Daily Wire:

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is set to get new committee positions, marking a comeback after the House voted in the last session of Congress to remove her assignments over a series of inflammatory statements.

The House GOP Steering Committee voted on Tuesday to give Greene a seat on the House Homeland Security Committee, which has oversight of the Homeland Security Department, as well as on the powerful House Oversight Committee, according to The Hill.

The GOP steering panel also brought in Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), who previously lost his committee spots due to a controversial video that popped up on social media.

Gosar has been returned to his spot on the House Natural Resources Committee and Oversight Committee, so he joins Greene in coming back into positions of power in the House.

While these assignments must be approved by the entire House GOP conference, they usually approve steering committee recommendations.

Greene’s first session in Congress was plenty rocky: after showing herself to be an ardent Donald Trump supporter, she came under heavy fire for statements regarding QAnon and certain school shootings.

This led to her being stripped of committee assignments and even 11 GOP members voted to get rid of her.

However, Speaker Kevin McCarthy said at the time that both Greene and Gosar would get their spots back if Republicans took back in the House. So with this move, McCarthy has kept that promise.

This news comes hot on the heels of the McCarthy ousting 3 big-name Democrats – Reps. Adam Schiff (CA), Ilhan Omar (MN), and Eric Swalwell (CA) – from their positions.

The jockeying for power among committee seats is nothing new, and typically happens when a new party gains control of the chamber.

That being said, it’s likely that Democrats and left-wing citizens around the country will have a big problem with Rep. Greene getting back on these committees, as she remains a big enemy of the liberal side.

Key Takeaways:

  • Republicans voted to give Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene spots on two major committees in the House.
  • Last year, the Democrat-led House voted to remove Greene due to controversy surrounding her comments, but House Speaker McCarthy said he’d bring her back.
  • The GOP also voted to put Rep. Paul Gosar back in his spot on the House Natural Resources Committee and Oversight Committee.

Source: The Daily Wire

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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