Greene silencing leads to new pledges of civility

April 23, 2023

But while others accused Mayorkas of being dishonest, Greene on Wednesday explicitly labeled him a liar, something Green determined violated House rules on impugning someone’s character. We don’t have to disparage someone because they disagree with us,” he said in closing the hearing. ), who repeatedly described the panel’s discourse that day as unbecoming for a committee with such a serious jurisdiction. And Republicans on the panel have offered mixed assessments of whether they believe the tone of the hearing was inappropriate. “And there’s a reason for it.”Rep. Josh Brecheen (R-Okla.), however, suggested the committee members take a softer approach in their language if not in their stance, pointing to specific passages from the Bible that guide him.