Hagedorn Statement on the Democrat Resolution to Remove Rep. Greene from Committee Assignments

February 4, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) joined 198 House Republicans today and voted against H.Res. 72 – Removing a certain Member from certain standing committees of the House of Representatives. Rep. Hagedorn issued the following statement regarding the vote:

“All members of Congress should be held to the highest standards. However, this vote was not about standards or principles, but raw political power. This is just the latest step by Democrats to silence the 75 million Americans who supported President Trump and divide our nation further.

“Committee assignments have always been determined through an intraparty process, and it should remain that way. The course of action taken by the majority party to remove a duly elected member of the minority party from her committee assignments sets a dangerous precedent that could do long-term damage to the House as an institution. Should Republicans take back the majority in 2022, there would now be precedent to strip committee assignments from a number of members on the other side of the aisle for fomenting violence or using incendiary and conspiratorial rhetoric.”

Jim Hagedorn was reelected in 2020 to serve Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives for a second term. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers, and Jim resides in the rural community of Blue Earth. During his time in Congress, Hagedorn has consistently fought for the conservative principles that have made America the greatest nation in the history of the world and championed legislation to promote the First District’s primary industries and job creators – farming, small business and medical care. Hagedorn is a member of the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business.