Former Democratic members have expressed outrage over reports that the House GOP Steering Committee approved the appointment of Marjorie Taylor Greene to the House Homeland Security Committee, which oversees the Department of Homeland Security and has authority over border security.
Ritchie Torres, a Democrat from New York and the former vice chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, expressed his “horror” on Tuesday at the nomination of GOP hardliner Greene to the committee.
He tweeted on Tuesday, “I’m HORRIFIED that it was just announced that Marjorie Taylor Greene will serve on the committee. As the former vice chair of the House Homeland Security Committee.”
He declared, “A Jan 6 insurrectionist + QAnon conspiracy theorist doesn’t belong on a committee that exists to combat extremism.