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U.S. House will hold vote on Thursday on lawmaker Greene: Hoyer

FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks during debate ahead of a House of Representatives vote on impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump for his role in last week's siege of the U.S. Capitol, formally charging Trump with inciting insurrection in a speech shortly before the riot, in this frame grab from video shot inside the House Chamber of the Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021. House TV via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Thursday on a resolution to remove controversial Republican lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments, U.S. House Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer said on Wednesday.

Greene has come under fire, including from U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, for inflammatory support of conspiracy theories and online calls for violence against Democrats in recent years before she was elected.

“I spoke to Leader McCarthy this morning, and it is clear there is no alternative to holding a Floor vote on the resolution to remove Rep. Greene from her committee assignments,” Hoyer said, referring to House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy.

Reporting by Makini Brice