MTG, Gosar Get Committee Assignments Back

Republican Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Paul Gosar of Arizona have been selected by the House GOP Steering Committee to regain their committee assignments.

Those assignments were previously removed by the Democratic-controlled Congress in Feb 2021.

According to sources familiar with the selections, Rep. Greene will serve on the House Homeland Security Committee and Rep. Gosar will return to his previous position on the House Natural Resources Committee.

The Steering Committee has yet to make decisions regarding assignments for the House Oversight and Reform Committee, a panel both Representatives have shown interest in joining.

While the full House GOP Conference must approve these assignments, it typically follows the recommendations of the Steering Committee.

The House of Representatives had voted to remove Greene from her committee assignments due to her past embrace of theories regarding the 2020 US. presidential election.

Additionally, in Nov 2021, the House voted to censure Gosar and remove him from his committee assignments after he posted an edited anime video on Twitter that depicted him attacking Joe Biden and killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Gosar stated on the House floor that he does not condone violence and removed the video out of consideration for those who were offended.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had previously pledged that if the Republican Party regained a majority in the House, Greene and Gosar would be reappointed to committees, potentially even to “better” ones.

McCarthy also announced that Republicans would block various Democrat representatives from serving on their respective committees in retaliation for the Democratic removal of Greene and Gosar from committees.