House Republicans rejected Texas GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw to  chair the House Homeland Security Committee following his much-maligned labeling of dissident GOP lawmakers as “terrorists.”

Crenshaw was a vocal critic of House Republicans who opposed the leadership of now-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and repeatedly derided them as “grifters” and “performance artists” last week while McCarthy struggled to win over their support. His vitriol reached a peak in a Wednesday interview with Fox News’ Guy Benson in which he referred to them as “terrorists.” He has since apologized.

The Texas Republican has already fallen under scrutiny from his GOP colleagues for his support of so-called red flag laws and a bill that funded state immunization information programs, which some conservatives have labelled “vaccine databases.”

In Crenshaw’s place, the House Steering Committee tapped Tennessee GOP Rep. Mark Green to chair the Homeland Security Committee. In a statement to Fox, Green emphasized the ongoing migration crisis at the southern border and vowed to investigate the federal government’s handling of the situation.

“For the sake of our national security and homeland security, we must secure our border. We will empower our brave CBP agents to do their jobs and hold President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas accountable for the crisis that they created,” he said.

Roughly 4 million illegal immigrants have entered the United States since President Joe Biden took office, with a record 2.4 million entering in fiscal year 2022 alone.

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