The episode underscores the tension between the national Republican Party and some influential parts of the GOP base — particularly Christian conservatives — on the issue of LGBTQ rights.
Gohmert is launching a challenge against incumbent Ken Paxton, who has secured the backing of former president Donald Trump.
The vice president was briefly acting president Friday morning as President Biden was medically sedated during a routine colonoscopy.
The comments by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) come one day after the House censured Gosar for tweeting an anime video that depicted him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and swinging swords at President Biden.
“It’s outrageous on the part of the Republican leadership not to act on this,” the House speaker told reporters.
The president is expected to sign the measure Monday afternoon. Former president Donald Trump had repeatedly tried and failed to secure a bipartisan infrastructure deal.
Ciattarelli’s reluctance to concede had prompted alarm among some Democrats who worried that the Republican might falsely claim that the election was “stolen.”
The resolution marks the latest Democratic backlash against the Arizona Republican over the video. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has not responded to multiple requests for comment.
The longtime Democratic leader in the state Senate conceded Wednesday, six days after the race was called for Durr, a truck driver.
The Michigan Republican said the threats began after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) tweeted the names and office phone numbers of House Republicans who backed the bill.