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Twitter only suspended one of US representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s accounts
US representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican who repeatedly violated Twitter’s covid-19 misinformation policies , saw her personal account banned from the social-media platform. But her official Congressional account on Twitter lives on.
Twitter disabled Greene’s @mtgreenee handle after she reportedly tweeted misleading covid vaccine statistics on Jan. 1 based on unverified raw data from the US government’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System , which relies in part on self-reported cases from patients as well as information from healthcare providers.
It’s not the first time her account has been suspended . But this time Twitter indicated the suspension is permanent, as reported by the New York Times and elsewhere.
“Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth,” Greene said in response, in a post on the messaging platform Telegram .
The suspension appears to apply only to Greene’s @mtgreenee account
The permanent suspension of Greene’s account comes nearly a year after Twitter banned Donald Trump from its platform, in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. In addition to erasing Trump’s personal account, Twitter deleted tweets that Trump, still a sitting president at the time, tried posting to the White House’s official @POTUS account soon after the suspension. (The @POTUS account is now used by US president Joe Biden, who also continues to tweet from his personal @JoeBiden Twitter account.)
Twitter has not yet commented on the fate of Greene’s official @RepMTG account , from which she last tweeted on Dec. 24 to wish her constituents in northwest Georgia a merry Christmas.
What Marjorie Taylor Greene tweets about from her official Congressional account
The @RepMTG account hasn’t referenced the covid-19 pandemic since Nov. 2, when Greene, apparently referencing Biden’s vaccine mandate for US workplaces, tweeted the she would “stand with the American people on the House floor against tyrannical Democrat mandates because they shouldn’t stand alone.”
Here’s a breakdown of the @RepMTG account’s tweets in November and December 2021, by topic.
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Twitter bans Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene’s personal account over COVID-19 misinformation
Twitter has permanently suspended the personal account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA) “for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” according to the company. Her official government account remains active.
Rep. Greene has been prolific in the posting of articles and statistics supposedly pertaining to the pandemic but often are misleading or flat-out wrong. This is one of the topics on which Twitter has drawn a line in the sand, as misinformation on the virus, how it spreads, the efficacy of the vaccines, etc. has a serious effect on public health.
Twitter’s COVID-19 policy is outlined here ; in a statement, the company said, “We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy.”
The permanent ban comes after several shorter account locks and warnings, which occurred and were reported on throughout 2021 . Greene complained then of violations of her “freedom of speech,” despite Twitter being a privately owned and operated platform with clearly stated rules, and made a final complaint in a statement this morning: “Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth. That’s fine, I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies.”
It’s unclear whether this statement means that she will discontinue her own use of this “enemy” platform she claims not to need. Her official U.S. Representative account remains online, though it has not been used in a week. I’ve asked Twitter whether this account too has been put in jeopardy by her violations, and will update this post if I hear back.
Twitter regularly issues bans to fringe figures who have violated rules on inciting violence, publishing false or private information or spreading false information regarding the pandemic.
Update : Shortly afterward, Facebook also issued Greene a temporary suspension over misinformation.
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Controversial Republicans Greene, Gosar, Santos land committee assignments
Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar, both stripped of their House committee assignments in 2021 over their controversial views and online activity, have been appointed to panels in the new Congress now that the GOP is back in charge.
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Republican reps. marjorie taylor greene and paul gosar, both stripped of their house committee assignments in 2021 over their controversial views and online activity, have been appointed to panels in the new congress now that the gop is back in charge the republican steering committee on tuesday selected both greene, r-ga., and gosar, r-ariz., for the oversight and accountability committee, the lower chamber’s primary investigative panel greene will also serve on the house homeland security committee, and gosar also has been assigned to the natural resources committee embattled rep. george santos, r-n.y., also received assignments, to the small business committee and the science, space and technology committee house speaker kevin mccarthy has promised to block democratic reps. adam schiff, eric swalwell and ilhan omar from key committee assignments.
The Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday selected both Greene, R-Ga., and Gosar, R-Ariz., for the Oversight and Accountability Committee, the lower chamber’s primary investigative panel. Greene will also serve on the House Homeland Security Committee, and Gosar also has been assigned to the Natural Resources Committee.
In February 2021, a month into her first term, the Democratic-led House voted to boot Greene from the Budget Committee and Education and Labor Committee over her endorsement on social media of violence against Democratic lawmakers and conspiracy theories. Eleven Republicans also voted to remove her from the panels.
On the House floor just before the vote, Greene said she regretted believing misinformation and said her past comments “do not represent me.”
In November 2021, the House voted to censure Gosar and strip him of his assignments on the Oversight and Natural Resource committees after he posted an animated video on social media depicting him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., with a sword and attacking President Joe Biden.
Gosar insisted on the House floor he does not “espouse violence towards anyone” and removed the video.
During House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's battle for the gavel earlier this month, several Republican lawmakers made their frustration clear that those with certain committees had more power than the rest
On Tuesday, several of the holdouts in McCarthy's vote received committee assignments on high-profile panels, among them Reps. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania and Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, who will both join Greene and Gosar on the Oversight Committee.
The Oversight Committee’s new chairman, Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., has already launched requests for information on declassified documents found in searches of President Joe Biden's homes and former office.
In a statement Tuesday, Greene said the panel will investigate “waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement of the federal government, which is exactly what the American people are fed up with.”
“Joe Biden, be prepared,” she added. “We are going to uncover every corrupt business dealing, every foreign entanglement, every abuse of power, and every check cut for The Big Guy.”
The White House condemned the addition of the far-right Republicans to the oversight panel.
"With these members joining the Oversight Committee, it appears that House Republicans may be setting the stage for divorced-from-reality political stunts, instead of engaging in bipartisan work on behalf of the American people," White House official Ian Sams said in a statement to Axios . "Chairman Comer once said his goal was to ensure the Committee's work is 'credible,' yet Republicans are handing the keys of oversight to the most extreme MAGA members of the Republican caucus who promote violent rhetoric and dangerous conspiracy theories."
Meanwhile, Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., the new chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, which Greene will sit on, has called for the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his management of the southern border.
Greene said the border “is being invaded by millions of illegal aliens, criminals, and potential terrorists. Our People are being murdered by Chinese fentanyl flooding in from the cartels. Our Border Patrol and ICE agents have their hands tied and have been turned into a welcoming committee by the Biden administration. Cyber attacks continue on our nation's people and businesses along with many more threats to our homeland.
“It’s time for accountability with Republicans in charge,” she added.
Embattled Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., also received assignments, to the Small Business Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee.
The freshman congressman has admitted to lying about major aspects of his biography, including his education and work history, but he has resisted calls, including by the Nassau County Republican Party, to resign. McCarthy has said he won’t push Santos to step down.
Federal and local prosecutors are investigating whether Santos committed any crimes involving his finances or lies on the campaign trail, according to multiple reports and the Nassau County, New York, district attorney’s office. Last week, a nonpartisan watchdog group filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging Santos violated multiple campaign finance laws.
"In this country, you're still innocent till proven guilty," said Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla. "There have been members who issues have come up in the past. They were allowed to be on their committees, who sat on committees and then the legal process takes hold, and we make adjustments."
McCarthy had vowed to retaliate against Democrats for stripping Greene and Gosar of their committee assignments when the Republicans regained the majority. He has recently confirmed he intends to block Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, both California Democrats, from sitting on the Intelligence Committee.
McCarthy also plans to seek the removal of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from the Foreign Affairs Committee.
"Swalwell can’t get a security clearance in the private sector. I’m not going to give him a government security clearance," McCarthy told Punchbowl News earlier this month. "Schiff has lied too many times to the American public. He should not be on Intel."
McCarthy has promised to remove Schiff from the Intelligence Committee, which he has chaired the past four years, because he says he’s “lied to the American public time and again,” particularly about Donald Trump and Russia.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation found “numerous links between the Russian government” and Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign but did not find sufficient evidence the campaign coordinated with Russia to influence the election. The Mueller report also laid out several instances in which Trump may have obstructed justice, but Attorney General William Barr declined to bring charges.
Schiff was an impeachment manager in Trump’s first impeachment trial, in which the Senate acquitted the president of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over U.S. aid withheld from Ukraine while Trump pressured Kyiv to investigate Biden and his son Hunter. Schiff also was a member of the House committee that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection.
Schiff told MSNBC last week McCarthy is “certainly going to try” to block him from the Intelligence Committee “and he may very well succeed.”
“The tragedy is using the Intelligence Committee as his political plaything to placate Donald Trump, to placate Marjorie Taylor Greene, to exact revenge … for my leading the impeachment against Trump in the first trial,” Schiff said.
Republicans have repeatedly attacked Swalwell since it was reported in December 2020 that a suspected Chinese spy targeted Swalwell, as well as other politicians, by working as a fundraiser on his 2014 campaign.
Swalwell says he severed contact with the woman immediately after receiving an FBI briefing in 2015 and has not been accused of any wrongdoing by law enforcement.
"It's purely only about vengeance," Swalwell told MSNBC last week .
Swalwell argued that his situation and those of Taylor Greene and Gosar don't compare.
"If there is a colleague on the Democratic side who advocates for violence, for physical violence to enact your political will, I will be the first person to introduce a resolution to remove them from their committee," he said. "That's not what has happened here."
Omar has made multiple comments that angered both Republicans and members of her own party.
In 2019, she spoke of Israel’s political influence in the U.S., remarks critics decried as anti-Semitic because they believed they played on an old trope about Jewish Americans’ dual allegiance. Weeks earlier, Omar wrote in a tweet that the reason Israel enjoys widespread support in Congress was “all about the Benjamins,” which critics viewed as a reference to the anti-Semitic stereotype involving Jews and money.
And in a 2021 tweet, Omar accused the United States and Israel, along with Hamas, Afghanistan and the Taliban, of committing “unthinkable atrocities.” The post drew condemnation from Republicans and Democrats, who accused Omar of equating the U.S. and Israel with Hamas, a terrorist group, and the Taliban.
In response to McCarthy’s threats to block her from the Foreign Affairs panel, Omar, who is Muslim, issued a statement last month in which she accused Republicans of making “it their mission to use fear, xenophobia, Islamophobia and racism to target me on the House Floor and through millions of dollars of campaign ads.”
Removing her from her committee assignment will “gin up fear and hate against Somali-Americans and anyone who shares my identity, and further divide us along racial and ethnic lines,” she said. “It is a continuation of a sustained campaign against Muslim and African voices, people in his party have been trying to ban since Donald Trump first ran for office.”
As speaker, McCarthy has the power to unilaterally keep Schiff and Swalwell off the Intelligence Committee. The full House would need to vote to block Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee.
It’s unclear if McCarthy will try to prevent the three Democrats from serving on other committees. The speaker told Fox News last week he won’t reject Democratic picks to a new select subcommittee created by Republicans to investigate potential bias by federal law enforcement against conservatives.
“We won’t play like them,” McCarthy said. “They want to put somebody on the committee, put them on the committee.”
Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar get committee assignments after Democrats kicked them off
WASHINGTON — House Republicans have reinstated far-right Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Paul Gosar of Arizona on committees again after Democrats stripped them of that privilege in 2021, multiple GOP sources said.
The GOP Steering Committee, which doles out committee gavels and seats, voted to give Greene and Gosar spots on the Oversight and Accountability Committee, which plans to launch numerous investigations into President Joe Biden and his administration .
Gosar also secured an assignment on the Natural Resources Committee. Democrats had booted him off both panels in the last Congress.
Greene also won a seat on the Homeland Security Committee, which Republicans will use to focus on border security and to investigate Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Last week, a House Republican from Texas filed articles of impeachment against Mayorkas.
A spokesperson for Greene confirmed her appointments. She had taken fire in recent months from the right for defending Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., during his tumultuous, successful quest to become House speaker, but her gamble appears to have paid off.
Greene and Gosar are allies of former President Donald Trump and members of the House Freedom Caucus.
In February 2021, the House, then controlled by Democrats, voted to remove Greene from the Budget Committee and the Education and Labor Committee after her social media posts revealed she was spreading dangerous and racist conspiracy theories .
The Democratic majority chose to pursue a proposal to remove Greene from her committees after House Republican leaders opted not to act against her. Greene, a freshman lawmaker at the time, had come under fire for having expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, embracing calls for violence against top Democrats and suggesting that the Newtown, Connecticut, and Parkland, Florida, school shootings were staged.
Later that year, in November, the House voted to remove Gosar from his two committees — Oversight and Reform and Natural Resources — after he posted an animated video that depicted him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and attacking Biden. As part of the measure, Gosar was censured, which is considered the harshest punishment against a member in the House, after expulsion.
As minority leader, McCarthy had delivered a veiled threat before the vote to remove Gosar, warning Democrats that if Republicans won control of the House in the 2022 election, Democrats’ seats on committees might not be safe.
Rebecca Shabad is a politics reporter for NBC News based in Washington.
Scott Wong is a senior congressional reporter for NBC News.
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Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar receive committee assignments after Democrats kicked them off
WASHINGTON — House Republicans have assigned Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., to serve on committees again after Democrats stripped them of that privilege in 2021, according to a member of the GOP Steering Committee, which doles out the spots.
Greene has been assigned to the House Committee on Homeland Security, which Republicans will use to focus on border security and investigate Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Last week, a House Republican from Texas filed articles of impeachment against the Cabinet member.
Gosar, meanwhile, has been assigned to the House Committee on Natural Resources, where he had served before his removal, the member said. CNN previously reported the assignments.
In February 2021, the House, then controlled by Democrats, voted to remove Greene from the Budget Committee and House Education and Labor Committee after her social media posts had revealed she was spreading dangerous and racist conspiracy theories .
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The Democratic majority chose to pursue a proposal to remove Greene from her committees after House Republican leaders opted not to take action against Greene. A freshman lawmaker at the time, Greene had come under fire for having expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, embracing calls for violence against top Democrats and suggesting that the Sandy Hook and Parkland school shootings were staged.
Later that year, in November, the House voted to remove Gosar from his two committees — Oversight and Reform, and Natural Resources — after he posted an animated video that depicted him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and attacking President Joe Biden. As part of the measure, Gosar was censured, which is considered the harshest punishment against a member in the House, after expulsion.
Current House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., had delivered a veiled threat before the vote to remove Gosar, warning Democrats that if Republicans won control of the House in the 2022 election, Democrats' seats on committees might not be safe.
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Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Paul Gosar and George Santos receive House committee seats
By Melissa Quinn, Ellis Kim
January 17, 2023 / 7:27 PM EST / CBS News
Washington — Once stripped of their committee assignments by the Democratic-controlled House over controversial social media posts, Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar has been installed on House panels by GOP leaders for the new Congress.
Greene, of Georgia, will serve on the Homeland Security Committee, her office confirmed, while Gosar, of Arizona, will return to the Natural Resources Committee, according to a release from the committee.
Greene issued a statement on Tuesday indicating she would be joining the Oversight and Accountability Committee, although House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told reporters Tuesday that assignments for that committee hadn't yet been chosen yet. The Oversight and Accountability launched an investigation into President Biden's handling of documents marked classified discovered at his former office at a Washington think tank and his Wilmington, Delaware, home .
McCarthy told reporters that Rep. George Santos, the embattled New York Republican under scrutiny from federal and local investigators, will be added to the Small Business and Science committees.
Several of Santos's GOP colleagues from the New York congressional delegation have called on him to resign amid growing questions about his professional experience, background and finances. Santos has rebuffed calls to step down, and House GOP leaders have said his future in Congress is up to New York voters.
McCarthy's election to House speaker earlier this month paved the way for top Republicans to begin selecting committee chairs and panel membership. The language of bills gets hashed out in committees, and committee chairs — who are almost always from the majority party — decide which bills to consider.
During the speaker's election, Greene split from some of her conservative House Freedom Caucus colleagues and was a vocal defender of McCarthy's bid for the gavel.
Asked about Greene's placement on the Homeland Security panel, McCarthy said he thinks it's "great."
When Democrats controlled the House in the last Congress, it held separate votes to remove Greene and Gosar from their respective committees due to incendiary comments they made on social media.
In Greene's case, the House voted to remove her from the Budget panel and Education and Labor Committee after extremist and racist comments she posted to social media before she was elected to Congress surfaced. Greene lost her committee spots just a month after she was sworn in as a House member, and 11 Republicans joined all Democrats in voting to strip the Georgia lawmaker of her assignments.
Gosar, meanwhile, was censured by the House in November 2021 and lost his seats on the Oversight and Reform Committee and Natural Resources panel after he posted an edited anime video to his social media accounts depicting violence against Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and President Biden.
Two Republicans — then.-Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois — joined all the House Democrats in voting to punish Gosar for sharing the violent video.
Zak Hudak contributed to this report.
Marjorie Taylor Greene on Homeland Security Committee? Big day for conspiracy theorists.
Greene and gosar were previously stripped of such responsibilities by democrats who recognized, accurately, that both are dangerous weirdos who espouse views antithetical to american ideals..
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene – who is, to put it mildly, bonkers – has been named to the House Homeland Security Committee . It’s a decision sure to be celebrated by millions of Americans’ conspiratorial uncles whose online research, which they regularly share on Facebook, raises “serious questions” about whether President Joe Biden is actually alive.
Greene and fellow GOP conspiracy theorist Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona were reinstated on House committees Tuesday . They were previously stripped of such responsibilities by Democrats who recognized, accurately, that both are dangerous weirdos who espouse views antithetical to American ideals.
Greene has promoted unhinged QAnon conspiracy theory, agreed with people who question whether 9/11 was an inside job and suggested school shootings are government false-flag operations.
The company Paul Gosar keeps might raise a red flag for ... anyone?
Gosar was booted from his committee assignments in 2021 after sharing an anime video that depicted him killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and attacking Biden.
That same year, he visited the border with a group that, according to a CNN report , “included a blogger who has praised Nazi Germany; a Gosar-endorsed congressional candidate who would be removed from Twitter for calling for executing election officials; and a speaker removed from the 2020 Republican National Convention for sharing an antisemitic conspiracy theory describing an elaborate Jewish plan for global domination.”
Gosar is now on the Committee on Natural Resources , where I assume he will advocate for whatever fisheries-and-wildlife issues are most important to the white supremacist community.
Marjorie Taylor Greene shows you can be dangerous and still succeed in GOP
If you're wondering why Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy decided to reelevate this pair of cranks, look no further than the fact that McCarthy was able to become House speaker. Rather than a deal with the devil, he made a deal that I suspect is the cost for their votes.
With Greene on the committee, our homeland will undoubtedly be more secure from …. hang on, let me check my notes … Ah, yes. We’ll be more secure from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her former aide Huma Abedin tearing off a child’s face and wearing it as a mask as part of a satanic ritual in which they drink children’s blood. Greene expressed her support for that actual conspiracy theory – called “Frazzledrip,” for reasons I can’t bear to explain – back in 2018.
Now it’s time for answers, I and the uncle you blocked on Facebook suppose.
Jewish space lasers, antisemites and Lord knows what else
Of course, there’s also the looming threat of Jewish space lasers. In 2018, Greene infamously promoted kookily antisemitic speculation that a California wildfire might have been started intentionally by a “beam” from “space solar generators” at the behest of, among others, a vice chairman at “Rothschild Inc, international investment banking firm.”
Vested with power from a Republican Party that now sports the motto “If It Weren’t For Nonsense We’d Have No Sense At All,” Greene should finally be able to get to THE TRUTH about those lasers and anything else rattling around in her noggin.
Perhaps she and Gosar can call on Nick Fuentes, the virulently antisemitic white nationalist whose event they both spoke at last year in Orlando , to help with their important committee work. (When Fuentes introduced Greene at the event, he let fly some praise of Adolf Hitler: “Now they’re going on about Russia and Vladimir Putin is Hitler – they say that’s not a good thing.”)
With Greene and Gosar, it looks like 2023 will be a big year for stupidity
Who knows what these two lawmakers will get up to now that their political careers have gotten shots in the arms (don’t worry, those shots contained zero vaccines!) from a political party that might next appoint “random drunk dude at the end of the bar” to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.
Enhanced border cameras designed to spot the mythical chupacabra? A national park to honor the great sacrifices of those who believe fluoridated water is a government mind-control plot?
With Greene and Gosar, our best bet is to imagine the dumbest thing we can possibly conjure. Then imagine that dumb thing miraculously made a million times dumber.
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Republican firebrands get prominent committee assignments, Santos awarded two seats
The White House criticized "extreme MAGA members" being appointed to oversight.
Using their new power after taking control of the House, Republicans have placed a number of controversial party figures on influential committees.
Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar, who were removed from their committee posts in the previous Congress over inflammatory statements, have received plum assignments on the powerful House Oversight Committee that is gearing up to investigate President Joe Biden , his family and his administration.
Committee assignments were a sticking point in Kevin McCarthy's battle for House speakership. Republican Reps. Lauren Boebert and Scott Perry, who initially opposed McCarthy's bid before flipping to his side, were also seated on the Oversight panel. Several of McCarthy's detractors received better assignments than they held in the previous Congress.
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The White House, without naming names, on Wednesday slammed the appointment of hardliners to the House Oversight Committee. Spokesman Ian Sams said the party was "handing the keys of oversight to the most extreme MAGA members of the Republican caucus who promote violent rhetoric and dangerous conspiracy theories."
Embattled Rep. George Santos also received two assignments on lower-level committees despite facing calls to resign and numerous investigations after admitting to fabricating much of his resume.
At the same time, McCarthy plans to keep Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell off the House Intelligence Committee and Rep. Ilhan Omar from serving on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Here's what to know about the new committee assignments:
Greene, Gosar on House Oversight Committee
Greene's placement on the panel comes after she pledged her support to McCarthy and criticized the other hard-line members of the House Freedom Caucus who were blocking McCarthy's path to the gavel. Greene also received a spot on the Homeland Security Committee.
Her placements come after she was stripped of her assignments in the previous Democrat-controlled House over her past inflammatory posts on social media. Before being elected, she liked posts advocating for political violence against Democrats and embracing numerous conspiracy theories about 9/11 and school shootings.
"Joe Biden, be prepared," Greene said in a statement about her appointment to the House Oversight Committee.
Gosar, too, was removed from his committee assignments by Democrats after he tweeted an altered anime video that depicted him killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and swinging two swords at Biden.
While the White House didn’t call out specific members, Sams noted the new members of the committee include individuals who "suggested violence against political opponents, with one drawing a bipartisan censure from the House. They have defended and downplayed a violent insurrection against our democracy, and one defied a subpoena in an investigation of his own involvement in January 6."
Santos awarded two spots
Santos will serve on the Small Business Committee, despite his lies about a career on Wall Street , and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Santos has been under scrutiny for lying about much of his resume, including falsely claiming he worked at Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. He's also the target of numerous complaints alleging misuse of campaign finances and other violations of campaign finance law.
At least seven Republican members of the House have called on Santos to resign, but leadership has stuck by the congressman so far. McCarthy said he has a right to serve despite the mounting controversy.
Where McCarthy's opponents ended up
Most of the 20 Republicans who repeatedly voted against McCarthy for speaker have received committee assignments, and some received positions on more influential panels.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, perhaps McCarthy's biggest opponent during the speakership showdown, will continue to serve on the House Judiciary Committee.
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Boebert, another vocal McCarthy critic who voted "present" rather than for McCarthy on the final speakership ballots, was awarded a new seat on the House Oversight Committee. She will also keep her seat on the Committee on Natural Resources.
Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, a new congresswoman from Florida, will also serve on the House Oversight Committee.
Rep. Byron Donalds, who was offered as a GOP alternative to McCarthy on numerous ballots, was elected to serve again on the House Oversight Committee and received a new seat on the House Committee on Financial Services.
Reps. Andrew Clyde and Michael Cloud, also McCarthy detractors, won seats on the House Appropriations Committee.
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