The House will vote Thursday on a resolution to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., of her committee assignments, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said.
The move comes amid resounding criticism against Greene for a series of extreme remarks she made prior to winning her congressional seat, and mounting pressure on Republican leaders to censure or condemn those comments.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., met with Greene on Tuesday evening in his Capitol office. He offered no immediate comment following the discussion.
“I spoke to Leader McCarthy this morning, and it is clear there is no alternative to holding a Floor vote on the resolution to remove Rep. Greene from her committee assignments,” Hoyer said in a statement Wednesday.
“The Rules Committee will meet this afternoon, and the House will vote on the resolution tomorrow,” Hoyer said.
McCarthy had proposed to Hoyer that Republicans would take Greene off the Education and Labor Committee if she could hold onto her Budget Committee assignment, a source with knowledge told NBC News. Hoyer evidently rejected that deal, which would have avoided a vote on the House floor.
Greene’s assignment to the Education Committee has proved more controversial in light of reports she mocked a school shooting survivor and suggested that other shootings were hoaxes.
Spokespeople for Greene and McCarthy did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment on the upcoming vote.
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