WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is condemning Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s open embrace of conspiratorial theories and racist views but criticizing a drive by Democrats to remove her from her committees.

His comments on Wednesday signal that he won’t yield to a bipartisan outcry to punish her. Democrats plan a House vote on Thursday to remove her from her committees. McCarthy says that Greene recognizes that she must now hold herself to a higher standard than when she was a private citizen.

But McCarthy also tried to push blame onto Democrats, criticizing them for doing nothing about their own lawmakers.

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