Earlier Wednesday, Democrats announced plans to hold a House vote Thursday on removing Greene from her committees after Republican leaders declined to do so Wednesday on their own.
“A member of this House is calling for assassinations. That’s the new precedent,” Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), chairman of the Rules Committee, said at a meeting Wednesday afternoon. “If that’s the standard that we remove people from committees, I’m fine with that.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) issued a statement late Wednesday condemning Greene’s words but stopped short of taking any action against her.
In the Senate, Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) came to terms on how to run a 50-50 chamber, after weeks of negotiations. Vice President Harris gives Democrats the tiebreaking vote, and they will control the committees.