Sharp! Gohmert blasts Pelosi: Your punishment for Biden is to make him president

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and fellow House Democrats voted Thursday to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (D-Calif.) from the Republican minority-appointed Education and Budget Committee, The New York Post reported.

Nearly all Democrats and 11 Republicans voted 230-199 to exclude Greene, with two Democrats and one Republican not voting.

Most Republicans voted against the purge, saying Green’s controversial comments predated her election and that Democrats were guilty of a double standard. They said the vote set a troubling precedent for removing minority lawmakers from office.

While White House press secretary Jen Psaki repeatedly declined to comment on Green, saying she didn’t want to elevate her status, Pelosi’s office said in a Thursday night release that the beleaguered Georgian’s influence was actually growing.

Pelosi’s office said in a release after the vote that House Minority Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) “has effectively handed Green the keys to the conference.”

The debate over Green’s fate dominated much of the House’s attention Thursday.

McCarthy said he offered to use his power to strip Greene of his appointment, but apparently only in exchange for reciprocal action from Democrats, who he said “ignored their own party’s irregularities.”

McCarthy noted that Pelosi did not strip Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) of his posts on the House Intelligence and Homeland Security committees despite his ties to Fang Fang, a suspected Chinese Communist spy.

He said the double standard extends to remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Calif.) about Israel and 9/11, as well as remarks by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) urging people to harass members of Trump‘s Cabinet.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Okla.) added, “We have a senator named Biden who sees a KKK recruiter as a mentor and a friend. And your punishment for him is to make him president.”

One of Green’s charges included liking a Facebook post that said Pelosi should be executed.