Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) deflected questions about committee positions from Rep. Marjorie Greene (R-Ga.) on Sunday, saying it’s not up to him to decide panel assignments.
Green was chosen to sit on the House Homeland Security Committee and the House Oversight and Accountability Committee on Tuesday after being stripped of committee duties by Democrats in 2021. When asked on Sunday if he would rather see anyone else on those committees, McCaul declined to answer directly.
“I’m not the chairman of this committee, and I’m not the president either,” he told Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week.”
McCaul said that despite Greene’s past comments on conspiracy theories, including to question the attacks of September 11, the Republican of Georgia has “matured”. He added that senior members of Congress should educate her that some of the conspiracy theories she has been spreading are “not accurate.”
“I’ll tell you she’s matured,” McCaul said. “I think she realizes that she doesn’t know everything. And she wants to learn and become, I think, more of a team player.
“I think it’s incumbent on the more senior members to try – she’s a congresswoman – to bring her in and try to get her to understand that these theories that she has are not accurate,” he said. -he adds.