House votes 223-207 to remove Republican Paul Gosar

After the House voted 223-207 to remove Republican Paul Gosar from his committee assignments, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) warned several high-profile Democrats that they could lose their committee positions in 2022. 

McCarthy noted that Reps. Maxine Waters and Adam Schiff, both of California and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as well as the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi herself could be facing revocation of their chairmanships, according to The Daily Mail.

This revocation would be in keeping with the Democrats’ own standard, which they applied to Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) over an animation that showed a drawing of him with a sword attaching President Joe Biden and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 

The Arizona Republican was stripped of his committee assignments in what McCarthy called a double standard of a vote with a margin of 223-207. 

McCarthy hinted that if Republicans retake the House, as many believe they will next year, what’s good for the proverbial goose could be considered good for the gander and the GOP might take a look at what the DNC has been peddling online. 

“What they have started cannot easily be undone. Their actions today and the past have forever changed the way the House operates,” McCarthy said, seeming to indicate that the fairness would be rooted in equality versus pettiness. 

“It means that the minority rights that have served this body as well are the things of the past. And furthermore, it means that under the Pelosi precedent, all of the members that I have mentioned earlier will need the approval of a majority to keep those positions in the future,” he hinted.  

“The old definition of abuse of power- rules for thee but not for me. That’s exactly what’s happening here today,” McCarthy began.

McCarthy went on to say that Democrats are taking the focus off much more substantial issues like the crisis at the southern border and record-setting inflation with their concern over Gosar’s online activity, not to mention the raging lack of accountability that has gone rampant and unchecked through Democrats in the last few years: 

“What’s worse, we got to this point on the basis of a double-standard,” the GOP leader said. “Democrats want to change the rules but refuse to apply them to their own caucus.”