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Democrats Wield The Censure Weapon Against Immigration Patriots. Will Republicans Follow Suit?

Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert might be the next Republican to lose her committee assignments. Her crime: joking that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is a member of the “Jihad Squad.” Boebert apologized, but the Democrats apparently still plan to censure [Dems’ dicey decision: Punish Boebert or not?, by Rachel Bade, Politico, November 29, 2021].

Democrats have already censured two other Republicans—Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar—for similar minor offenses. While the vast majority of Republicans oppose the punishments, as the minority party, they’re powerless to stop them. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy vows retaliation if the GOP regains the majority. The obvious question: Are Republicans up to the challenge?

They weren’t in early 2019, when they removed immigration patriot Steve King from his committee assignments because of a disputed quote in the New York Times. King intended to say nothing is wrong with defending Western Civilization. But he mentioned “white supremacy,” and the usual Leftist hysteria began. McCarthy threw King to the wolves; Republican leaders stripped him of his committee assignments without a vote. Nearly the entire House voted to denounce him. When King looked poised to win the Republican primary to his seat, McCarthy emphasized that the immigration patriot would not get his committee assignments back even if he won re-election. That helped defeat him.

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