SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday issued a press release denouncing Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, referring to the “cowardly leader” as “McCarthy (Q-CA).”

“After several conversations and literally running away from reporters, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Q-CA) made clear that he is refusing to take action against conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene,” the release stated.

“As a result, the House will continue with a vote to strip Greene of her seat on the esteemed House Committee on Education & Labor and House Committee on Budget. McCarthy’s failure to lead his party effectively hands the keys over to Greene – an anti-Semite, QAnon adherent and 9/11 Truther.”

The release further added that McCarthy’s “cowardly refusal to deal with Greene breaks with calls from Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, the Republican Jewish Coalition and several prominent members of the party to take action against Greene.”

Democrats have arranged for a House vote Thursday to remove GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments. They say the Georgia Republican incited the violence on the U.S. Capitol by propelling conspiracy theories and falsehoods.