Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar receive committee assignments

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Republican Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Paul Gosar of Arizona were given committee assignments to the new Congress after being kicked out of their committees by Democrats and some Republicans for their inflammatory remarks, sources told CNN.

The House GOP Steering Committee agreed Tuesday to place Greene on the House Homeland Security Committee, which has jurisdiction over the border and is likely to play a role in the possible impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

And Gosar landed a seat on the House Natural Resources Committee, where he previously served.

Both decisions were made unanimously by the steering panel, sources told CNN, which is supplied with close members who are part of the GOP leadership in the House. Committee lists will still need to be ratified by the entire House GOP, but normally the conference approves whatever the Steering Committee recommends.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has long promised to get Greene and Gosar back on committees, while vowing to kick some House Democrats out of them.

The House voted in February 2021 to remove Greene from her committee assignments after previous incendiary and violent statements, including that she repeatedly indicated support for the execution of prominent Democratic politicians before being elected to Congress.

In November 2021, the House voted to censure Gosar and remove him from its committees after he posted a photoshopped anime video on social media showing him appearing to kill Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden .

McCarthy repeatedly cited Democratic Representatives Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, both of California, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, as examples of Democratic lawmakers he would remove from committee assignments. Schiff and Swalwell serve on the House Intelligence Committee, while Omar serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

This story was updated with additional developments on Tuesday.

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