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Representatives Gosar and Taylor-Greene, Is LPR Wrong on This?

March 5, 2023 --


Townhall, among other websites, reports that Speaker McCarthy has reached out to House Democrat leader Jeffries to establish a bipartisan task force on removing members from House committees.

Apparently, Mr. McCarthy does not recall that it was the Democrats, led by the anti-American Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who began the practice of partisan removal of Republicans from House Committees --by censuring and then removing Dr. Gosar from his assignments on the Oversight and Natural Resources committees, early in the last session of the House, and by ousting Rep. Taylor-Greene from her assignments on the Budget and Education and Labor committees.

(This 118th House session, Dr. Gosar is back on National Rsources and also on the Oversight committee, with Ms Taylor-Greene named to the Oversight and Homeland Security committees.)

The vote to censure and remove Dr. Gosar from his committee assignments was 223 - 207, with the turncoat Republicans and now ex-representatives Cheney and Kinzinger voting with the Democrats.

Eleven Republicans weere included in the 230 votes to oust Congresswoman Taylor-Greene from her committees, with 199 Republicans opposed.

Here are the 11 Republicans who voted in support of the resolution to remove Rep. Taylor-Greene from her committees in the 117th Congress: Reps. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, John Katko of New York, Nicole Malliotakis of New York, Fred Upton of Michigan, Carlos Gimenez of Florida, Chris Jacobs of New York, Young Kim of California, Maria Salazar of Florida, Chris Smith of New Jersey and Mario Diaz Balart of Florida. Of the eleven anti-Gosar and anti- Taylor Greene House Republicans, four are no longer in the House: Jacobs, Katko, Kinzinger and Upton. (Rep. Chris Smith, arguably, has been in the House for far too long: since 1978.)