In the future, several hardliners from the Republican party could belong to the control committee of the US House of Representatives. As the broadcaster CNN, the "Washington Post" and other US media reported on Tuesday evening (local time), citing informed circles, MPs Marjorie Taylor Greene, Paul Gosar, Lauren Boebert and Scott Perry are planned for the important committee. The chairman of the committee has made investigations into possible legal violations by US President Joe Biden and his family a top priority.
The posts have yet to be confirmed by Republicans in the House of Representatives. However, they usually agree to the recommendations made by a Republican steering committee.
Right-wing MP Greene in particular is polarizing like hardly anyone else in the US Congress. She was excluded from committee work by the democratically controlled parliament in 2021, citing racist and anti-Semitic statements. Recently elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Greene could serve on congressional committees again in a Republican-majority House. Now she is also said to be a member of the Internal Security Committee, which advises, among other things, on how to deal with migrants at the US-Mexico border - and is likely to initiate proceedings to remove Democratic Homeland Security Minister Alejandro Mayorkas from office.
MP Gosar was once excluded from committee work - and will in future sit on two committees. Boebert and Perry recently made headlines by long withholding McCarthy's vote in the presidential election. Democrats and moderate Republicans expressed the fear that McCarthy might have bought the approval of the hardliners from within his own ranks with far-reaching concessions. They had voted to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election to prevent Biden from replacing Republican incumbent Donald Trump.
Congressman George Santos is now also scheduled for two committees - despite the demands for resignation due to incorrect information in his CV - as reported, among other things, by the "New York Times" on Tuesday evening. The 34-year-old was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in the congressional elections in November. He had made all sorts of false statements and claimed to have been an "experienced investor on Wall Street".