GOP firebrands Greene, Boebert score key committee assignments

Rep. Paul Gosar will also reclaim his old committee post and join the pair on Oversight.

Updated: January 17, 2023 - 7:06pm

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Conservative firebrand GOP Reps. Lauren Boebert, Colo., and Marjorie Taylor Greene, Ga., have both landed spots on the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, an influential panel that will handle critical investigations during this Congress.

Greene, who stalwartly supported House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in his bid for the position, previously lost her committee assignments in the last Congress over contentious social media posts she made prior to her election. The House GOP Steering Committee has also placed her on the Homeland Security Committee, according to the Washington Examiner.

The Oversight Committee will conduct one of the GOP's investigations into the discovery of classified documents at locations occupied by President Joe Biden and its members will likely be in the spotlight for the duration of that inquiry.

Boebert, one of a handful of conservative lawmakers who opposed McCarthy's leadership, also scored a spot on the committee, the outlet noted. Her appointment appears to indicate that McCarthy's detractors will likely face little, if any, retaliation for their high-profile bid for concessions from the California Republican. She will also retain her post on the House Natural Resources Committee.

Joining Boebert on both panels will be Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar, whom the last Congress censured and stripped of his committee assignments after he posted a hype video that depicted the opening sequence of the popular anime series "Attack on Titan" in which the lawmaker was substituted for Eren Jaeger. The video also superimposed major Democratic figures on the bodies of antagonistic figures whom Gosar, in place of Jaeger, brutally slaughters.

Gosar was also among the prominent opponents of McCarthy's leadership during the contentious leadership contest.

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