House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Refuses To Sanction Extremist Georgia Lawmaker

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 3: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) arrives to a House GOP caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on February 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. Democrats announced plans to hold a House vote Thursday on removing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from her committee assignments. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from Bakersfield, on Wednesday condemned the comments of an extremist Georgia congresswoman, but declined to take any action against her. Democrats have called for removing Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from House committees for claiming the Parkland, Fl. school shooting was staged, spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and encouraging violence against Democratic officials. On Thursday, the House of Representatives is set to take a full-floor vote on whether to strip her of her committees. We’ll look at what was behind McCarthy’s refusal to sanction Greene and what it means for the identity and future of the Republican party.


Greg Bluestein, politics and government reporter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Marisa Lagos, politics correspondent, KQED, co-host of KQED's Political Breakdown