Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) scrambled Sunday to wriggle out of responsibility for the appointment of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) to the Property Homeland Security Committee, even however she questioned if the 9/11 terror assault on the Pentagon really occurred.
“She doubted 9/11. She doubted a aircraft strike the Pentagon,” ABC’s “This Week” host Martha Raddatz pointed out to McCaul. “She later apologized for that, but she explained that in 2018. Really should she be on that committee? You ended up on that committee.”
“I chaired the committee,” McCaul replied. “You know, these conspiracy theories that folks go down, I disagree with individuals. I’m having to debunk this. This a single was the worst violation 9/11 was not a hoax. It was carried out by al Qaeda. There’s no issue in my thoughts.”
But the lawmaker insisted that Greene “has matured … I imagine she realizes she does not know every little thing, and she desires to study and develop into, I feel, much more of a team player.”
It is “incumbent on far more senior customers to consider to … bring her in and try to teach her that these theories that she has are not correct,” he added.
“Would you have alternatively observed a different option?” Raddatz wondered.
McCaul shot again: “I’m not the chair of that committee, and I’m not the speaker, both.”
New Dwelling Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was forced to give numerous key concessions to the appropriate-wing GOP extremists in Congress in buy to win his speakership. They bundled, in accordance to boasts from Greene, important committee posts that lots of critics take into account absolutely inappropriate. She has also been appointed to provide on the Residence Oversight and Accountability Committee, even even though she continue to baselessly insisted the 2020 election was rigged.
Democrats stripped Greene of her committee assignments in 2021 for her past racist, antisemitic and violent remarks, including her declaration that she would have been armed and would have “won” the Jan. 6 insurrection.
CNN commentator S.E. Cupp on Saturday termed Greene’s Homeland Safety Committee submit “incredibly alarming.” As for the lawmaker’s uncertainties that 9/11 transpired, Cupp said: “I really don’t know where” Greene was on 9/11 “I was in New York City — managing.”
Cupp identified as it in particular “appalling” that an election “denier, conspiracy theorist, liar, seditionist” would be generating conclusions about nationwide security on the committee.
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