A week after calling some of his fellow Republicans ‘terrorists’ for opposing Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House, Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas has been passed over as chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.
Crenshaw has apologized for his remarks but this incident clearly had consequences for the Texas Republican.
People don’t easliy forget this sort of thing.
FOX News reports:
Mark Green tops Dan Crenshaw to lead Homeland Security Committee, vows to hold Mayorkas accountable
Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., was selected by the House Steering Committee Monday to chair the House Homeland Security Committee in the new Republican Congress.
Green was picked over Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, who drew complaints from House GOP members last week for implying some of his conservative colleagues were “terrorists” for delaying the start of the new Congress. Crenshaw apologized for that remark on Sunday and said his remark that “we cannot let the terrorists win” was a “turn of phrase.”
Green said he would use his leadership position on the committee to fight for a stronger border.
“For the sake of our national security and homeland security, we must secure our border,” Green said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “We have no choice. We will empower our brave CBP agents to do their jobs and hold President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas accountable for the crisis that they created.”
The Tennessee Republican is a physician and three-tour combat veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Last May, Green called on Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign over the crisis at the border.
Some conservatives are very happy about this news.
BREAKING: House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Mark Green has won the race to be chair of the Homeland Security Committee defeating Rep. Dan Crenshaw
Also, Rep. Mike Rogers, who lunged at Rep. Matt Gaetz, has announced he’s stepping down from the House Steering Cmte
Big, big wins!
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) January 9, 2023
HUGE CONSERVATIVE WIN!
The Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee will NOT be Dan Crenshaw as previously expected!
He FAILED in his bid.
— Lavern Spicer 🇺🇸 (@lavern_spicer) January 9, 2023
Everyone should go follow @RepMarkGreen!
Mark just defeated RINO @DanCrenshawTX in the race to become Homeland Security Chairman.
Mark will need our support in his fight to secure the southern border!
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) January 9, 2023
Green will probably do a fine job.