It has been said that Democrats are too nice, too willing to compromise, and too eager to make nice with their Republican counterparts, and there’s certainly evidence to suggest that may well be true.
Now, however, it looks like House Democrats are ready to play hardball and give the GOP a taste of their own medicine.
CNN reports that Democratic leaders in the House are about to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from her committee assignments and dare their GOP counterparts to object to the move:
“House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 House Democrat, is planning to deliver an ultimatum to House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on Greene this week, a source familiar tells CNN. Hoyer is expected to tell McCarthy that Republicans have 72 hours to strip Greene of her committee assignments, or Democrats will bring the issue to the House floor.”
The process would unfold with the House Rules Committee meeting on Wednesday and approve a rule for a resolution condemning Greene and kicking her off the House Education Committee.
That resolution would then be debated on the floor of the House and a vote would be taken. A simple majority would be all that’s needed to make sure Greene isn’t allowed to serve on any committee.
Shortly after catching wind of what will be happening this week, Greene tweeted out an empty threat:
Even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appears ready to punish Greene, issuing a statement which read:
“Loony lies and conspiracy theories are cancer for the Republican Party and our country. Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality. This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”
But it remains to be seen if House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will follow McConnell’s lead. So far, he has demonstrated zero evidence of possessing a spine