GOP Throws Marjorie Taylor Greene Under The Bus

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( – House Republicans are scheduled to return to Washington this week following the House Freedom Caucus vote to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).

Greene who is known for her conservative stance and for being an ally of former President Donald Trump recently sided with House GOP leadership which is likely what led to her losing her position as a hardline conservative. The ousting further highlights the internal conflict within the Republican conference as Republican House leaders are on one side and conservative hard-liners on another.

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), has often used Greene’s support against the conservative attacks he has had to deal with over the last year.

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) a Freedom Caucus board member however revealed that the final straw for Greene was when she referred to Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) as a “little b*tch” while on the House floor last month. Harris argued that Greene’s relationship with McCarthy and the support she expressed for the debt ceiling deal were all contributing factors in her getting ousted. The debt ceiling deal in particular was opposed by many members of the Freedom Caucus as it did not include enough spending cuts.

Greene stated to Breitbart News that she had not discussed with House Freedom Caucus Chairman Scott Perry (R-Pa.) the vote. The vote also highlighted the friction between conservatives and GOP leaders, as conservatives have expressed concerns about McCarthy since the start of the year.

With the return to Washington, there are many questions about the possibility of the government shutting down or a challenge to McCarthy’s position coming up. McCarthy and his allies have been attempting to reduce tensions by holding meetings with conservative members following the July 4 recess.

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