House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters Thursday that he plans to form a bipartisan panel to write a revised code of conduct for all House members — in the wake of some lawmakers either being removed or dropping out from congressional committees.
McCarthy’s announcement immediately followed the House decision to jettison Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from the Foreign Affairs Committee by a 218-211 vote, after her controversial comments from previous years had been deemed antisemitic.
“I’m going to put a group of Democrats that [House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.] will select and a group of Republicans, and we’ll work to come and clarify the rules and pass something for not only this Congress but future Congresses, as well,” McCarthy said during a Capitol press conference.
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