Don Wolfensberger at The Hill:

Despite pressures from the House Democrats’ Progressive Caucus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has resisted demands to remove Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) from her committee assignments on Budget and Natural Resources.

Not only did this alternative approach break with the most recent precedent-breaching resolutions, which removed members from committees without full due process and reporting through the Ethics Committee as required by House rules. It also put at least a temporary halt to misusing the first clause in the Code of Official Conduct for other than criminal offenses.


Perhaps, most importantly, members have been put on notice that they cannot expect to be rewarded each time they go running to the Speaker complaining of nasty insults being hurled at them. If some semblance of civility, respect and decorum is to be restored in the House, it should begin with both sides refraining from vitriolic verbal volleys across the aisle and instead embracing a cooling-off period under the Capitol Dome as their New Year’s resolve.